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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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Nice temple tower

Bangkok has several Buddha temples and this is one of the famous temples. Currently it is under major renovation and we could not see the shrine,but went around the place to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Bangkok has several Buddha temples and this is one of the famous temples. Currently it is under major renovation and we could not see the shrine,but went around the place to see the structure. very nice architecture, steep stairs to climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I loved the location, the views from the top, the area around it! We just took our time and soaked all of that beauty in... It was at sunset and the light made everything more special. We are not hard people to please since we're always positive and so eager to see new places when traveling, but this was special... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It is situated on the banks of the river so was a fun ride reaching there.To get a scenic view of the city you have to climb up the temple and the steps are very steep so be careful while climbing down.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Passing the white fence of the Royal Palace, you go to the local "flea market". Here you can buy old coins, household items and stuff that Thais carried out of their homes. Then in front of you will be a river on which boats are willing to carry you to the other side to the temple of Wat Arun. But... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The place looks amazing, awesome details, but was under construction at the time of our visit. Constructions are planned to last a few years, but am not sure when they will be done.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We went to Wat Arun during Songkran so it was extremely busy. The main temple was closed and building works mean it was covered in scaffolding so that detracted from our experience. We got dropped off in a long boat and got charged for landing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This temple looks so very different from most of the other temples in Bangkok. You should see it from a boat on the river and particularly at night. But do also visit it. It's a little less crowded than other temples because you have to cross the river to get to it, but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The elegant Temple of Dawn, built over 200 years ago, stands majestically on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is a beautiful temple which looks most striking at sunset when it's reflection glitters on the flowing river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I would have given this a 5 if it hadn't had been for the scaffholding. Still enjoyed seeing this sight and being able to look around it and the amazing intricate work of the Wat. We also enjoyed watching the sunset behind the Wat from across the water at a rooftop bar which was lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is something I had really looked forward to seeing while in Bangkok. After seeing the beautiful Wat Pho we got on a water taxi to cross the river to see Wat Arun as I really loved the look of the architecture. Unfortunately, it is currently covered in scaffolding (apparently a 2 year project) and a lot of the beauty... More 

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