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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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Bangkok Small-Group Bike Tour
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Ranked #2 of 217 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This isn't for anyone afraid of heights or who struggles with stairs. Actually if you don't like heights I would suggest conquering that fear to experience the fantastic view from the top of the temple. But the stairs to get to the top aren't small - in fact each step was almost knee height for me - and I'm about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Really interesting... Don't be deceived by the top steps, they are really, really steep! The views across the river from the top are worth the effort, but you need a head for heights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

a must if you come to Bangkok for the first time. Just take the ferry from chinatown/ grand palace. Yo ucan climb up but a bit "tricky" big steps!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I love the views from the top and the traditional stalls below. A must see in Bangkok just be aware the stairs are extremely steep!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We travelled to the temple by boat around 2pm.You have to pay an entrance fee to enter the temple and the toilet which are clean. The climb is very steep around 50 degrees? The steps are also very high.However the view at the top was really amazing. Going back down was also a little scary but there is a metal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We approached this very historical temple, I have to say it was old but worth the view when you got up there, Very pleasant and historical

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Views were absolutely amazing. Hike was nice when there is not a big crowd. Boat ride across the river was nice and inexpensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Worth the view at night when you're opposite the river. We didn't see the inside as we had been to many that day. Had researched that the view was best at night so we went to the park opposite the wat and waited for sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The steps were quite steep to climb and I had my own doubts if I would really climb down but fortunately it did seem to be easy. Just focus on the steps and try to place your foot sideways to take maximum advantage of the small stone step to climb up and down. The ornamental highly decorated pillar like towers... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The ferry to get there is already a nice thing to do because we can see the intense activities in the river. The temple is great and the monument is unique. I did not see any similar place in the other countries I've been.

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