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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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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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is temple is different than others because you walk up the outside of it rather than walk inside it, the steps are vary step and could be dangerous. It's a very interesting place to visit for a couple of hours. Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The temple is truly magnificent. Well worth a trip across the river. And if you are game, climb up to the top and capture a splendid view of the river and nearby surroundings.

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Wat Arun is great historial place and the evening is perfect time cause during the day you'll sweat because of the heat and humit.The view of the Chao Phraya river is beautiful in the evening time.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Our friend has recommended this place, It was really nice and worth for visiting. The location is on bank of Chaophraya River. If you go up on the big pagoda, and then you will see the view of the River King clearly. It's worth for visiting.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Flip and have a look on the 10Baht coin, the building is Wat Arun. Wat Arun located opposite Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Sanam Luang. Wat Arun is hundreds years old and can be traced back during Ayutthaya Kingdom. Go to Pier 8 (Tha Tien) and get the ferry crossing Chao Phraya River to the Wat Arun. The ferry is... More

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Hokkaido, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a huge temple, with some interesting history, and the guide said this was also figured in one of Thailand's most colourful festivals, the Royal Kathin. Sadly this will occur on Octorber. 50 Baht for this isn't a waste of money.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

it's a nice placeto visit while in Bangkok. You have to go on a boat ride to get to the temple area. before you get to this temple, you can feed the fish in the river with breadloaf available on boat. Wat Arun is an old Buddhist temple, you have to dress politely when in here. You can climb upstairs... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We saw the Temple of Dawn by night. It was all lit up and was soo beautiful to see. On my next visit I would like to go by day as well, but night time I believe is better

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Nice place it was raining when we were there but still managed to get around. Access via river boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Too crowded during the day - completely breathtaking by night (as ironic as that may be). The river cruise and the night cycle tour provide a great way to check out Wat Arun away from the crowds.

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