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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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Marshall, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The place is immense and one of the most-visited Buddhist sites in Bangkok. Expect the crowds. We toured the site for a little over an hour. Be prepared to remove your shoes to enter the Temple and to be prevented to enter the Temple if you are inappropriately dressed. Dress modestly (women in long pants or a skirt below the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's a pity we only saw it from the other side of Chao Praya River, we did not have time in 3 days to go there as well, you had to cross the river and that meant some time for us, bur=t we admired it from the bar across the Chao Praya and at sunset it is just mesmerizing! great... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked a boat tour and Wat Arun was the destination stop. The temple itself is beautiful. The monk at the temple tied a blessed cotton wristband and we paid a small donation to the temple. Finally, we climbed the temple stairs, quite steep but do-able. Amazing views from the top! A must see!

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I am in Thailand once or twice per year and have been to Wat Arun at least once every trip for the past 10 years or so. The fact that tourists are allowed to climb around on it makes it very accessible and I keep going back to experience its splendor. I enjoy the riverside setting and the view from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you have a head for heights then the views from the Temple of Dawn are amazing. Great care needs to be taken and it's crowded. A short ride across the river will bring you to Wat Arun (the best views are from the other side or on the river) the temple is dedicated to the Hindu God ,Aruna. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This temple is one of a kind where tourists are allowed to go up. Once up, the views are breathtaking! We enjoyed every moment visiting Wat Arun.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Queues 😞 size massive 😚 don't go if you don't like crowds, queues and heat. There are so many Temples, Wats and places of interest, we should've made better plans for visits.

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

i missed the night view of this temple. Really sad for that but ya its a must visit attraction in bangkok. Thums up

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Wat Arun is one of these Icons you have to visit or at least have looked at @ sunset. To climb it is rather steep, but do-able. There are some good venues at the other side of the river from where you can have a great view, while sipping on a cold drink, like Arun Residences-The Deck and Sala... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

While this temple looks entirely spectacular in photography, it's currently under renovation which means multiple towers are covered up with unattractive scaffolds. Drift by on the water taxi but don't make a special trip (especially to watch the sunrise at 0630).

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