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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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Description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in...
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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Eh. Scaffolding sure hurts the experience.

The temple is almost surrounded by scaffolding, so that takes away from the beauty. Hope it's gone by the time you go.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The temple is almost surrounded by scaffolding, so that takes away from the beauty. Hope it's gone by the time you go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Wat Arun is one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok, in my opinion. It is currently under restoration, so parts are scaffolded (I'm sure we have seen scaffolding all over the world on just about every main tourist attraction by now!) The plaster and tile-work is beautiful, and dont forget to walk through and have a look at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It was on our to-do list after The Grand Palace. We took a tuk tuk till the Pier Tha Tien and then took a ferry across to the Wat Arun. Also, called the Temple Of Dawn, I found it to be a reflection of the Thai era bygone. The turret over looks the entire city and faces the Grand Palace... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

so not really much to see or do at this temple - looks fairly spectacular from across the river. Not the best temple to visit under these circumstances

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It was on our second day in Bangkok, we took a long tail boat for a 2 and half hours trip on the Chao Praya, I was very surprised when after a couple of minutes the " captain" suddenly stopped in the front of some stepes and a beautiful gate.It was the famous Buddhist temple, " Wat Arun" ( The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Near hotel - good for an afternoon, but you want to have someone who knows some history with you. You also find some places to do shopping across the street. And restaurants to take a meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The place is not as glamorous as the Grand Palace, but it is still an excellent reflection of the Thai culture. Definitely worth a visit. It is not that big in size. 45 minutes would be adequate for the visit. Bring a binocular so that you can see clearly the figures sculptured on the upper parts of the towers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

As been said the temple is surrounded by scaffolding right now. Of all the temples this was our least favorite. I'm not sure we would have felt differently even if the scaffolding was not there. For us seeing it from the water taxi was enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Wat Pau in Bangkok (The Temple of the Lying Buddha you must pay Wat Arun a visit too, it is just across the river and worth a trip. It really is very beautiful and have heard that the views from the top are something to see, you can see all up the river bank. However currently... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The temple itself is beautiful, but since a lot of people come and try to climb the steep steps, it became rather dangerous, especially if a group tour from certain country came to this area. Plus, it is now under renovation, so all you see are scaffoldings. Thus, it is better to spend more money having evening drinks from restaurants... More 

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