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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai (Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river), Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2891 2185
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4.5 of 5 stars 6,099 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

50 THB to enter, worth climbing the stairs for the view. Opened until 6:00PM. Located near Wat Pho, took a ferryboat (3 THB each way by boat) to Wat Arun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We visited this Wat last on our trip, but were attracted to its tall beauty from across the river. I strongly recommend that you go, but only if you can climb - this one has many very steep stairs but affords a lovely view. Also, since they are repairing the main towers, you can get a close view of workmen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We took a boat trip and stopped off at the Temple of Dawn. It is quite a climb to the top but you get amazing views and it is definitely worth it. Quite scary coming back down though!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Luckily we had a boat ride before hand and went through the canals and saw all the houses = then we had a great lunch and visited this temple. It was steep and some people chose not to go up or down. It was vey spiritual. I would not put this in my top temples -- even though the view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

a great place to visit on a river trip. The steps are quite steep, but you rearded at the top. A good time had by all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It is very beautiful to visit when sunset. You can walk up the stairs outside the temple to have a better look over the city and the river side. But the stairs are very steep and windy, so please be careful. Dress code applied so be prepared for that too. Transportation is quite easy too. Go to the Pier at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

To get to Wat Arun, we took the Chao Phraya Tourist boat from Sathorn pier which is a short walk from the Saphan Taksin station of the BTS Skytrain. The tourist boat costs 40 baht for a single ride, or you can pay 150 baht for a day ticket. Stop 8 of the trip boat lets you off on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I like it because it is attractive. What i dislike is you have to cross the river before you reach the wat arun temple. But all over is still good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Only 3 baht to cross the river then 50 baht to enter it was totally worth it! It has a old charm and the experience of walking up to the top is thrilling also!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Pretty good view from the top. We went in the middle of the day and it is nice enough. We saw this after the grand palace so I guess it's not as impressive in comparison. Worth it if you are travelling up the river anyway.

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