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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Worth arriving by boat and climbing up and walking all the way around to get many nice views over the city centre and see the river traffic going up and down. Amazingly detailed craftsmanship of the many many figures all over the Wat.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This temple is really unusual for me and with beautiful view once on the top. Just a bit complicate to climb very steep steps and also to go down, especially if its hot.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a big place and located in the bank of Chao Phraya River. I liked to went up to the big pagoda that I could see the view of the river clearly. That was so beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing temple shows the civilization of Thai culture and religion. Really relax by riverside snack and ice cream.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful temple surrounded by delightful trees & gardens. Such a peaceful place within such a busy city. Such a gorgeous riverside location but climbing the stairs is not for the fainthearted or with bad knees. I wouldnt recommend going in the middle of the day or mid afternoon as its extremely hot & when we visited it wasnt even summer.... More

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

visited at night on a bike tour - looks beautiful illuminated. It was cooler and quiet in the evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just had to visit thIs Temple, as it shared my name! We visited late afternoon. It's not as beautiful as the more well known temples in Bangkok, but it was lovely. The climb to the top was enjoyable and the views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river wonderful. We wrote our names on the orange fabric that was wrapped... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Taking the short ferry ride was interesting. The temple is not big and very much like a miniature of the Angkor Wat. The most interesting part is not climbing up, but seeing the temple has used a lot of broken china to decorate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the boat ride across the river from Wat Pho. A sunset visit from across the river (Wat Pho side) would give a photogs great shot of this temple

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's a beutiful architecture. The steeped steps on the way to the top is a challenge. When you get there to the top, you get to see the river delta, and the city buildinga all over. :)

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