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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Address: 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
Phone Number: +66 2891 2185
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Description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in...
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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Very grand and majestic, a little busy with tourists, but a must see. If you take the river boat you can make several stops and see Temple of Dawn and the grand place in a short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very grand and majestic, a little busy with tourists, but a must see. If you take the river boat you can make several stops and see Temple of Dawn and the grand place in a short time period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The main tower, 80 m high, very rich covered withpieces of painted or coated porcelain, has two levels terraces ( not easy to reach) with an amaising view over the river Chaopraia and the city of Bangkok

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

this temple is situated on the opposite bank to the royal palace and is just a short boat trip over the river. The climb to the top is quite steep so not for everyone, but once there the views are fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Many tourists have climbed up the steps because it looked managable but do not do this if u have a fear of heights. You'll end up having to sit and shift your bum one step downwards at a time . Other tourists might take your picture then and post it online with some ridiculous tag .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The place is immense and one of the most-visited Buddhist sites in Bangkok. Expect the crowds. We toured the site for a little over an hour. Be prepared to remove your shoes to enter the Temple and to be prevented to enter the Temple if you are inappropriately dressed. Dress modestly (women in long pants or a skirt below the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's a pity we only saw it from the other side of Chao Praya River, we did not have time in 3 days to go there as well, you had to cross the river and that meant some time for us, bur=t we admired it from the bar across the Chao Praya and at sunset it is just mesmerizing! great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked a boat tour and Wat Arun was the destination stop. The temple itself is beautiful. The monk at the temple tied a blessed cotton wristband and we paid a small donation to the temple. Finally, we climbed the temple stairs, quite steep but do-able. Amazing views from the top! A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I am in Thailand once or twice per year and have been to Wat Arun at least once every trip for the past 10 years or so. The fact that tourists are allowed to climb around on it makes it very accessible and I keep going back to experience its splendor. I enjoy the riverside setting and the view from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you have a head for heights then the views from the Temple of Dawn are amazing. Great care needs to be taken and it's crowded. A short ride across the river will bring you to Wat Arun (the best views are from the other side or on the river) the temple is dedicated to the Hindu God ,Aruna. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This temple is one of a kind where tourists are allowed to go up. Once up, the views are breathtaking! We enjoyed every moment visiting Wat Arun.

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