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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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There was construction so couldn't really see the main prang. However, it was worth a walk through. Wasn't too crowded.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was construction so couldn't really see the main prang. However, it was worth a walk through. Wasn't too crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple. The main prang is currently being renovated and has scaffolding but still very good, but it means you can not climb the stupa for the views and phots have scaffolding in. There are several building around the stupa which are accessed from an entrance to the north near the river. These contain other buildings and shrines with many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple itself is beautiful and it's right on a pier so you can also take great pics with the river. The architecture is beautiful. If you are at Wat Pho just pay 5 Baht to cross here by ferry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From close or from far, this temple is breathtaking. Symmetric, beautifully ornated, easily climbed if not under construction like just now. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this was one of my favorite temples we visited. its really really beautiful and stunning. i would visit here again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very bog huge temple .. Very well neatly maintained also. Definitely recommended if come to bangkok.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a river boat here after we had already seen the Grand Palace and thr Reclining Buddha. Most of it was under scaffolding for repairs sonwe weren't able to see much or climb the stairs. It then took us quite a bit of time to get on the next river boat. Would have skipped it if I'd known.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having already visited Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew on previous trips, my partner and I decided to give Wat Arun a visit given we were staying in a complex on the Chao Praya river. Easy to get to by boat, tourist boat every 30 minutes from Sathorn Pier and it now stops on the Wat Arun side of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

unfortunately had scaffolding all around it. but what we saw was amazing. would go back. We took a boat trip but it wasn't the real floating market that is at weekend. but we did go all around the canals saw the little houses on stills. And a little old lady selling her goods.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's better looking from a distance as you get up close, one can see the tear and wear. With the scaffolds surrounding the main shrine, all you can do is look. it is an eye sore taking pictures with that. A must visit so you can say i have seen and been there but not much to see. Actually, there... More 

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