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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
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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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Piece of history!

Beautiful place to visit. There is less to see here than most of the other places, but interesting still. Plus we got to take the river barge!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful place to visit. There is less to see here than most of the other places, but interesting still. Plus we got to take the river barge!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It might not be worth it to cross the river to see it. It is being worked on and it was not as spectacular as expected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best visits. The Temple is very nice to see, make great photos ;) The towers were under constructions, so we were unable to reach all places but nevertheless it is still worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been here a couple of times now, I enjoy it as part of a once a trip morning ritual. Catching an early morning skytrain to Sathorn, a multi stop ferry trip stopping here, the palace and reclining Buddha, and then back to Chinatown, is a nice way to spend one day per trip. For those complaining about the renovations,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice temple located on river Chao Praya. When we visit temple, was reconstruction of head tower but yuo can see anyway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Might need to cross the river to get to the temple depending on where you stay. Try to use the local boats which are cheap and a good cultural experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Temple is located across the river from most hotels. It is packaged with boat tours of the river which is a bit if a tourist trap. The best way to visit the Temple is to somehow get to the Ferry Station just on the other side of river and pay about $1 in baht to cross. It takes 5... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Under normal conditions, this is probably an exceptional site to visit. But presently (January 2017), the main tower is under renovation and the temple interior and upper levels are not accessible. As understandable as maintenance is, it doesn't make for much of a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tower was still under construction when I went to see it. You need to cross the river if you are on the other side - ride a boat for 3 baht (i think. but it's very cheap you only pay change) It is a beautiful place but there's not much to see really. You just walk around and explore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited at 9am which is a good time to go before the crowds arrive - very impressive decorations, unfortunately at the moment the main Stupa is undergoing renovation and is shrouded in scaffolding. Some souvenirs, cold drinks and toilets available. Accessible via the main tourist boat or hire a long boat.

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