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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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This temple itself is beautiful. The work and craftsmanship is so meticulous. There are VERY steep stairs. You have to hold onto the rail to climb up and down. It was made for giants. It's also easy to get to from Wat Pho. Take a ferry across for 3 baht!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a Perfect ! So Beutiful in Bangkok.Have a good trip and good time in Thailand. The Temple Closed Chaophaya River and Grand Palace.

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Balestier, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went for a dinner cruise in the night and the temple was brilliantly lit. It was amazing to see the lighting at night and from the river.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A very nice temple, we were able to take beautiful photos and "climb" the steep steps to the top. Loved all the inlaid mosaics and it was generally much less busy than the grand palace.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lovely landscape with difference building to see. The steps are very steep but highly worth the effort! It is a small site compared to the bigger temples but this is a must see, not just from the river boat rides. The views of the river and city are great and you find you can just sit and stare in relative... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The temple of dawn is a miracle for me the way it is build and describe the history of Buddhism and culture. Absolutely a must visit when in Bangkok

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A must visit for anyone visiting Bangkok. Temple is wonderful, architecture is amazing, very scenic and absolutely brilliant. Travel Points to note 1. If travelling with kids - there are people outside the temple with traditional Thai dress. They charge around 200THB for letting the kids wear the costume and take photographs, Its worth it 2. The temple is on... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great temple but view from the bottom if you are scared of heights, but it was great to see all the bits of porcelain and imagining the time that went into building this..

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I visited there a few times as I was taking my friends around. I think it's great from pictures but once you visit, it's AWESOME. I'd say, it's rather touristy than a true hidden cultural exploration. But I enjoyed a lot. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A wonderful heritage of Bangkok alongside the river easy to reach by ferry and skytrain. Defiantly worth a visit besides other attractions along the river

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