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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 #3 of 274 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Views were absolutely amazing. Hike was nice when there is not a big crowd. Boat ride across the river was nice and inexpensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Worth the view at night when you're opposite the river. We didn't see the inside as we had been to many that day. Had researched that the view was best at night so we went to the park opposite the wat and waited for sunset.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The steps were quite steep to climb and I had my own doubts if I would really climb down but fortunately it did seem to be easy. Just focus on the steps and try to place your foot sideways to take maximum advantage of the small stone step to climb up and down. The ornamental highly decorated pillar like towers... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The ferry to get there is already a nice thing to do because we can see the intense activities in the river. The temple is great and the monument is unique. I did not see any similar place in the other countries I've been.

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Carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We went here on longtail boat up main river. Only had 30mins to visit and could have spent longer. Lots of steep steps to climb up but views worth it. We will go again when in Bangkok.

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High Wycombe UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Small site, the main attraction is the climb up the tower not tall but very steep. Ladies definitely wear flat shoes. Most people going back down on their bums! reminded me of walking up Chitchen Itza in Mexico. Great views up and down the river and of Bangkok city in the distance. Opposite the royal palace the other side of... More

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

All the Wats located in close vicinity and have unique feel to each of them. There's a blend of ancient times and eye pleasing locales giving a feel serenity in the inside compound. Worth a visit.

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Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Yes, it looks great lit-up but bear in mind that the temple closes at 6pm!!! We went a little before 6 and were able to take a quick look around, quick climb up the main temple building for pictures, etc. We were then able to take pictures with the site lit-up. Boat crossing is only 3 baht each way!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I almost feel bad about giving Wat Arun just 3 stars but when compared to some of the other more ornate temples and opulent palaces it can be shadowed by it's more glamorous neighbours. It's only when you get close to the temple when it's true beauty and range of colours can be appreciated, a steep climb to the viewing... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Take a small ferry near the palace. Quiet environment and an early evening visit creates special atmosphere.

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