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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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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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avignon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Of course there is a lot of Gold, but this is a very colorful temple with decorations out of broken china. Climb up to the top for great views if you do not suffer from vertigo. I have been there regularly in the last few years, every time we met school kids who go there - I guess as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Right now its going through extensive renovation, after a couple of years it will dazzle. One can see the hindu, Chinese &buddhist amalgam of architecture. Climb up to get a aerial view of bankok .The ceramic on the temple walls have come from China . Wat arun will always be a humongous landmark of thailand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Besides interesting history of the temple, the river-side setting is probably what makes this temple stand out among hundreds of other temples in Bangkok. Despite being touristy it still retains a lot of charm. If you don't want to be a victim of Thai double pricing scheme, you can enjoy the temple from one of the restaurants across the river.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took the 3 bhat ferry ride to the Wot and it was really crowded. We decided to have lunch in one of the stalls that lead to the ferry. it was a 5 minute ride to the temple and then there is a very steep climb up and down to the temple. This is not for the faint of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A must do when in Bangkok. Catch a boat for 3 baht to cross the river. some lovely views at the top of the temple

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wat Arun is located on the Chao Phraya River opposite Grand Palace. The. Best way to see the temple is to take a river ferry (fare 3 Baht) from Tha Tien after visiting the Grand Palace. Wat Arun is a beautiful temple covered in pieces of ornate porcelain, with two levels accessed by very steep stairs. The access to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great views though you have to be very fit to climb! Come early to avoid overcrowding. There is much more to see near the temple too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Wat Arun is currently under extensive reconstruction but it is clear how amazing the temple is. The ceramics that create the designs came from many ship holds where pottery from China was broken in shipment. Beautiful grounds and a lovely river ride to get there!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to, Trip spoiled by constant intervention of people trying to scan you, take your picture and then demand money etc

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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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