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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2978
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Ranked #2 of 235 attractions in Bangkok
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Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in Bangkok, which features a soaring 70-meter-high spire decorated with tiny... more » Owner description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in Bangkok, which features a soaring 70-meter-high spire decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had a great time at this beautiful site make sure you have tennis shoes to climb up the stairs! My legs are still sore but well worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

You would have to take a very interesting boat ride for around 600 to 700 bhat to get here. You can also ask to be dropped off on you next destination's dock afterwards. You will pay 50 bhat to get in the temple, and climb a very steep set of stairs to get to the top. But the view is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We did a boat trip and visited this temple. The climb to the top was very very steep but well worth it. A must if your heading to Bangkok

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The most famous of Bangkok's temples, highly visible on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Close up it is entirely not what you would expect. It is one massive mosaic of smashed bits of porcelain. If you like art its nice to just lose yourself seeing the crazy mix of designs on the broken crockery. The signs around... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

One of the main attractions in Bangkok. Worth the visit. I visited during a cloudy day. For what I´ve seen in the pictures, it´s probably much nicer at night. The stairways to the top is extremely steep, with very narrow steps - be careful! Everything is on your own responsability! Visiting at night is probably more beautiful, but the transportation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There are so many temples all around Bangkok, you sometimes don't want to do all. This is really the one to choose. It is beautiful and it is nice to climb up to the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A good friend recommended visiting this temple. And it was so worth it. Take a boat ride t get there, an experience in itself (make sure you get on one of the big boats as the small/narrow ones go so terribly fast you can not take any pictures). At the top of the temple - it's really worth climbing these... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A temple by Chao Pra Ya river, this is a very good attraction if you're looking for a temple with awesome tower. You might have to beat your fear of height though if you want make the best out of this place. You can take a boat across to the other side the river to reach other temples easily too.... More

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Kabul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Get close up, as the temple is finished with thousands of shards of broken chinese pottery. Travel there by riverboat. Later, if it is not too busy, find the Amorosa Bar on the other side of the river, for the perfect sunset panaroma of the temple and river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great temple and if you climb to the top its got great views down the river. Easy to do this as a combo with the Golden Palace and reclining Buddha which is very close on the opposite side of the river.

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