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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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Wat Arun is very unique

Did you know that it is decorated with dutch china? The china broke and the king decided to decorate the temple. It's so beautiful close by and far away and by nighttime too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have across the river to go to this temple. Once you arrive, you will find such an exotic art in front of your eyes. Every corner was a nice spot to take picture. And as a woman, I found another paradise inside......shopping arcade with a reasonable price since they're controled by the goverment. Unfortunately we can not reach all... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did you know that it is decorated with dutch china? The china broke and the king decided to decorate the temple. It's so beautiful close by and far away and by nighttime too.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although Wat Arun ( temple of dawn) is a spectacular scene as the sun rises over Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river, it is also a beautiful site to behold at sunset and just after darkness falls. At night it is delicately lit up with tasteful arrays. It's best viewed from the deck of one of many boats which ply... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the boat ride is a must when visiting this temple. it's part of the beauty. the details of the temple is AMAZING!! It's just so sad when I came, the temple is (still) under renovation :( and the plus point is there's cheap market on there! they have fix price, but it quite cheap compared to the other shops. for... More 

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Thank Pradina K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was quite a tall temple despite not being able to climb up due to their renovation works. Would love to visit there again for another chance to have the view that many have said is nice about it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wat Arun seems to be under extensive renovation but after waiting a few years of living here we decided to finally visit despite the scaffolding that can be seen and were pleasantly surprised. Although the river was busy, the temple was quite quiet (11am Sunday morning) and once up close it is a very relaxing place to visit. The decoration... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can do two temples in one crossing of the river if you cross in the pier near the Palace and after visiting the temple across you take a Tuk Tuk that took us to the Wat Arun for 50 bat. Both temples are worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this place right after going to the Grand Palace. It's a bit of a trek (30 min cab ride about), so I'd dedicate a good half-day to a day if you plan to temple hop. Personally, I'm not a fan of big crowds and super touristy areas, which is the feel of the Grand Palace. Wat Arun is... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Now for those that don’t know or have never been, its an exceptional half day out with many sites to take in, we were staying in a hotel near Soi Cowboy so from the Asoke BTS in front of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, we boarded the sky train and got off at Siam. The total one way trip to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best places to visit in Bangkok. We went there after very intensive sightseeing of other historical places, in the evening. Hearing the chants of Buddha monks, and watching the sunset from the temple grounds was quite an experience for us. Highly recommended!

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