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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

Beautiful place to just walk around with loads of garden areas and by the river and its amazing views,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lalauricai
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wat Arun is an amazing temple inside and out. We visited just before sunset so it wasn’t as crowded as some of the other temples we had visited. Proper dress (long skirts, shoulders covered for women, long pants for men) is required. Although, it is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SnakeCrazy1
Reviewed yesterday

while in bangkok this is a must see especially if you are into ancient buildings etc and appreciate how they were constructed , we took some lovely pics and climbed where we was allowed to , theres a few market stalls there selling stuff at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jason H
Reviewed yesterday

I have been there several times and recently a few days ago and I have not changed my mind, Wat Arun is much more attractive from "far". They closed the access by the stairs to the top of the temple where there is a beautiful...More

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

Not as crowded and as nice as other temples Really recommend stoping by and admiring so many nice views

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

I liked Wat Arun, it was a shame the weather was so cloudy when I went but it's very pretty and not to bad to get to. I traveled by boat, jumping off the BTS at S6 and a short walk to the boats. Didn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank erict873
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Temple of Dawn is well worth a visit. An impressive structure you can walk around and over, it is nicely located by the river. You can get their by boat which is nice. Be careful what time you go though, can get pretty hot....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HarleyBM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Again another Wonderful Temple Complex. Related to My limited Mobility and use of a Scooter I could not climb up the stairs but saw Plenty from the Bottom around the Buildings. The Temples were Gorgeous and the Workmen ship Outstanding in all the Temples We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andypandaNashville
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went there with my family and had a lovely time. These pagodas are beautiful. If you are photo lover, this is the place for you. One important thing is, you should be there in the morning. Otherwise full of people there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anuradha B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing structures is a must see experience. Easy to get there on the river ferry. Cheap entry and can get a little crowded

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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|
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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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