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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road, Wat Arun | Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2978
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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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Bangalore, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A must visit for anyone visiting Bangkok. Temple is wonderful, architecture is amazing, very scenic and absolutely brilliant. Travel Points to note 1. If travelling with kids - there are people outside the temple with traditional Thai dress. They charge around 200THB for letting the kids wear the costume and take photographs, Its worth it 2. The temple is on... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great temple but view from the bottom if you are scared of heights, but it was great to see all the bits of porcelain and imagining the time that went into building this..

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I visited there a few times as I was taking my friends around. I think it's great from pictures but once you visit, it's AWESOME. I'd say, it's rather touristy than a true hidden cultural exploration. But I enjoyed a lot. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A wonderful heritage of Bangkok alongside the river easy to reach by ferry and skytrain. Defiantly worth a visit besides other attractions along the river

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A temple alongside the river easy to reach via ferry boat from saphan taksin pier. A wonderful heritage of Bangkok and a must visit temple

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

geometrically divine, but look closely - every design is made from broken pottery... left from the goods transported from China.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Wat Arun around January of this year; we weren't disappointed. The culture, artistry, practices, and beliefs associated with this historic site must be witnessed before one dies. All fee's were included in our tour and our tour guides did a great job of giving us a history lesson of this famous temple. Overall, this was... More

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, by the time we got here it was already closed but seeing the exterior of the temple with all the beautiful details was very impressive! We arrived around 6ish and stayed until the sun set and saw the temple light up at night and it was very beautiful! So time it right so you get to see it during... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Yes I cant get enough of the Temples and this one is spectacular to visit and to experience a great euphoria of ages past and present.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Temple is quite high and therefore looks pretty impressive. Climbing it is the biggest challenge given the temperature and the very very steep stairs. We estimates the second set to be about 70 degrees, close to a complete 90 degrees perpendicular angle. There is not a lot to do except for climbing it (and visiting the tourist shops around it... More

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