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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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34 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like like climbing this is one temple to visit. The steps are steep and it’s best that you go on a cool day or early morning or late afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed yesterday

Was very hot so short visit. You cannot wear shorts so maybe plan for a cooler day.Was disappointing we couldnt climb to the top but understand why - very steep!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnJam1980
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing temple to visit day or night. Easily accessed by ferry . If you use the tourist hop on hop off ferry, you can visit the grand palace and flower market in the same day

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank judef367
Reviewed yesterday

Wat Arun is to be reached by the local ferry that comes around quite frequently with multiple stops so you can hop on or off as you choose. The carvings and the way this structure stands against the sky is breath taking and no picture...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Seabeeeze
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can even get your future read by a group of English speaking Thai's The city has so much to offer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

god to combine this with the trip to Royal Palace and Wat Po (resting buddha) also some nice restaurangs nearby

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jonashedstrom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the well known attractions in Bangkok. Worth seeing by day and by night. Best to get there by the tourist hop on hop off boat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VRO53
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You do not need a guided tour but be sure to read the Wikipedia page or at least some basic background info. This is a great stop on the river tour and worth taking some time to walk around. There are some great photo opportunities...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wat Arun is constantly improving, and its architecture is quite different from the other major temples of Bangkok. Easily reached by river transport that helps set the mood for a visit, the temple attracts large numbers of visitors who enjoy the remarkable collection of statues,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mcneely2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Look for the details and the passion and dedication this place was build with. The areal is smaller than expected which does not make it any less interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 31, 2018|
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Response from C3981VPpatb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. We took a river taxi about 10:30 in the morning and it was totally crowded when we arrived. I'm sure it's on this website. Also...be sure to wear a shirt with some sleeves or they will make you rent... More
November 1, 2018|
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Response from BoThet | Reviewed this property |
Flip flop is no problem . But for the TOP , you need to cover the shoulder.And for the bottom , u need to cover the the kneel . Btw , you can buy some clothes there with 100~150 Baht .
November 1, 2018|
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Information on Tong's team - Tom (10 Replies)
Sorry for the late review, but I thought it was about time to share with you our experience of ‘Tongs Tours’ and one of the 'less mentioned guides - Tom. For information, there were 3 of us – a close friend, my partner and I, and we required a gentle introduction to Bangkok on our first day in Thailand (it was our 2nd visit in 2 years, and our friends first). After a few emails between Tong and I, we agreed a price and a ‘rough’ itinerery and that Tom and his car would be at our Hotel...More
April 10, 2007|
Response fromfabtrav|
Thanks. It sounds you had a wonderful time.
Bangkok, Thailand
Locally made stainless steel products in Bangkok (11 Replies)
Many years ago we found a street on the other side of the Chao Phraya river (the side with Wat Arun) which had several local Thai makers of stainless steel products. Not just cutlery but ornaments, bowls, etc. Any idea of the address of this area?
November 28, 2016|
Response fromphanphanlaksi|
May be a bit off but I live next to two shops. Lhad Pharo road soi 98. Also this road has Chok Chai 4. More shops in that area.
Taytay, Philippines
Good Restaurant across Wat Arun? (3 Replies)
Hi all, can you suggest a good restaurant along Chao Phraya River with good view of WAT ARUN at sunset /night coz we are planning to have dinner after visiting temples the whole day. Thank you!
February 13, 2018|
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