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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road, Wat Arun | Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2978
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

First I will warn you about getting here, find the main ferry in between the grand palace and wat po this costs only 3bhat. We were struggling to find this so a helpful tuktuk man took us to a different peir where we were sold a river boat trip including floating market for 900bhat, this would have been ok except... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

To get there we took sky rail to S6, 37 baht then ferry to stop 8, 40 baht. Ladies where long pants or skirt and cover your shoulders or you will have to hire clothing at entrance. 50 baht entrance fee. Take your camera and were comfortable shoes for the steep steps you will climb to get amazing views.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Got there yes. BUT when I saw all them stair to climb, steep steep that was a no no for me. It look like a struggle watching the people struggle up, I guess half of them must have given up and never reach the top for sure. And if you dont like heights like me just stand back and admire.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

History and cultural enthusiasts heaven! Word of advice, get transport direct as it's a little out of the way from everything else. We decided to do our usual transport to general location and then walk rest of way. As with any Buddhist site please be culturally respectful and aware and cover up . This means both males and females,.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I had a chance to visit the temple both day and night time. During the day I visited by public boat which it's incredible cheap. If you chose to go with join tour, it's expensive. In a day time I claimbed up to the top and found out that each step was steep and shot, so I was wondering about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great place to start your day. The steeps steps give you a workout and the view of the city is great from the top. Make your way to the Royal Palace by boat from here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

First of all, please visit Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) before visiting Emerald Temple (Wat Phra Kaew) simply because some of you might be disappointed If you visiting Wat Phra Kaew first and than compare the two which are two totally different style and period of temple. Wat Arun is one of a kind temple!!! It is colorful( in closed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

lovely old temple with great views from the top. well worth 4he climb to the top. nice and very cheap boat ride across from the river. a quick taxi ride from khao san rd

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Its a nice place to visit ut don't bank on being here too long. The best way to get there is by boat, There is a 3 baht ferry that moves between Wat Arun and a jetty 100m from the temple of the reclining buddah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We were dropped off by boat here and explored this ancient temple for about 30 minutes. It is wonderful in itself and offers great views of Bangkok across the river.

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