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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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Dawn? Read the history of it!

It has a great history behind this temple, before seeing it. Please do read up about it! Went during repair works so it was covered with steel rods everywhere. But it's nice to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to visited the temple I was exited but the temple is getting fixed . I was disappointed not much too see compared with other temples in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It has a great history behind this temple, before seeing it. Please do read up about it! Went during repair works so it was covered with steel rods everywhere. But it's nice to see and just a ferry away!

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Thank Joel C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple is not big and it was under construction, but their art work of the temple is amazing. The steps are narrow. Not suitable for elderly to walk the steps. Near by there is a shop provide the traditional Thai skirt, you may rent it to take photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. stunning temples n you're advised to take those tourist ferries that take you from one point to another. remember to buy postcards from this place!

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Thank Steph L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the temple just before the closing time. The sunset made it even more pretty. A nice and unusual temple to explore with your kids. Many stray and tame cats are around the temple. Just one issue, when i use the ferry 3B to cross the river, i gave her 11B for two persons to get 5B back. But... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sadly it was coated in scaffolding when we visited however nonetheless it was very interesting and there was lots to see! We reached it via a boat tour which you can get from the central pier (next to a train station too) Would definitely recommend this place as well as getting their using the boat trip (but barter!!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

...impressive and not much crowded as we expected. It's a small temple ground and less people were there when we arrived after crossing the river. Especially the detailed designs of the main parts are awesome. Take your time to check out all the different figures. From close it's as impressive as it looks from the other side of the river.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a 1/2day tour and the weather was very hot There's some shops selling some souvenirs, price are quite cheap for some items... Remember to bring sunglass and hat/cap

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing old temple alogn the riverside with very nice history story. Steep steps to climb the Wat to the top, you can use the ropes along the stairs to climb it up more easy. Nice view over the river and city. A must see attraction in Bangkok. travel by boat along the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Caught the skytrain to Saphan Nonsi and from there a ferrry for 14b -pay onboard. Don't fall for the 100b tickets on offer. You might also consider a 40b express ferry also They will call out Wat Arun #8 stop. A small ferry takes you over for 3b each way. Plenty of food and drinks available. Great photo opportunities. Ferry... More 

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