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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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
+66 2891 2185
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Ranked #1 of 217 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Travelers would like view when climbing up and noodle soup at the ferry departure on the other side of the river.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The Temple of Dawn is a significant landmark for all visitor to Bangkok. I believe it was known from the explanation of the local guide in the morning floating market tour. The site is very impressive during the morning hour. However aside from the majestic post the temple has over the Chaophya River, the temple ground is relatively simple. The... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Wat Arun is one of the most stunning buildings I've ever seen! Be sure you go see it because it's one of the most recognized sacred buildings in the world.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This temple is beautiful. The pagoda is a enormous and you can actually climb it to the top and take photos. The stairs are quite steep but I watched a little toddler climb it. There are rails to help you get up. I went on a weekday and it seemed quite busy but I assume weekends would be worse. I... More 

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Quezon City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived via the river so we had a very nice view of the temple. The temple is amazing because of its intricate design. For those who want to climb to the highest point, it is important that you have strong legs. The view from the top is very nice. There is a temple where any one can enter as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This temple is located opp chao praya river. You have to take a boat which cost THB 3 to cross the river. There will be lots of people waiting to lure you to the long tail boat which cost THB 100, do not take it. Nothing much to see in this temple except the tall tower and you have to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

One my 2nd day we went for a visit around Bangkok to all of the temples, it was amazing and the Wat Arun does not disappoint!! The magnitude of this statue has to be seen to be believed.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most intense sights around Bangkok. If you enjoy the Temple scene in Thailand this HAS to be seen. It's quite intricate and very elaborate. It's only 50฿ To get in! It's pretty easy to access most of it. Unless you want to climb up in it. It's out of my league! You can come across... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Wat Arun, perhaps the most photographed sight in Bangkok, is magnificent. Its' architecture is beautiful and its location along the Chao Phraya River add to its beauty. It is worth taking the time to see and located in close proximity to the Grand Palace and the Reclining Buddha.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Majestic architecture. You need to have energy to climb up the steep steps but you won't regret when you see the beautiful view from the top.

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