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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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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Ranked #2 of 247 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 January 25, 2015 NEW

i love this temple as it is more unique than many of the others. it is not gold and glitzy it is covered in small decorative tiles. it is interesting to visit for 20 minutes to walk around and up the stairs. It is great that it is on the river and looks fabulous at sunset from the other side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Admission is half the price we paid at Wat Pho, yet I find Wat Arun much better and impressive than Wat Pho. The step climb was refreshingly mind-boggling!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You can see this temple everywhere in Thailand, is over any coin, but visit it, simply amazing, buy at the ferry stop on the east side of the temple, not at the temple, where everything is double price...

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Right on the Chao Phraya river, the Wat Arun is a several-stories tall temple with stars and balconies around the exterior. The admission is reasonably priced, and the views from the top are good. On the grounds, you can find some gift shops. Don't be shy about haggling with the merchants, but if you took the ferry over from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The 1st time I saw this we were recommended by a cafe owner to go to a rooftop bar that looks across the river onto Wat Arun, and WOW! The sunset and different colours cast across the temple, what a beautiful sight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

One of the most renowned and glamorous temple/wat in Bangkok. Amazing in its architecture and towering at the bank of Chao Phrya river, this is the jewel of Bangkok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

By the river and very pretty. You can climb up and get a view across the river to the city. Amazing porcelain work on the temple

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful Wat and interesting complex, but is in the midst of renovation so not a must see now unless you have lots of time in Bangkok. When finished, it will be a must. Easy access by water taxi, and that gives you a sense of the great siting of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We took the public boat, for Bhat3, only :), to cross the river to see this temple. IT was under renovation at the time, so some areas are not good for photograpy. But it is still the best temple for me. When I visited in the 90s it was similiar to Fez, were you see Thai men with snakes, vendors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Was so happy I got a chance to go and see wat arun. Unfortunately some of the buildings/monuments were under restoration or renovation but it was still well worth the boat ride over! (Boat ride is 3 baht each way and entrance to wat arun is only 40 baht!!)

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