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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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This Temple is located across the river from most hotels. It is packaged with boat tours of the river which is a bit if a tourist trap. The best way to visit the Temple is to... read more

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Reno
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Temple is located across the river from most hotels. It is packaged with boat tours of the river which is a bit if a tourist trap. The best way to visit the Temple is to somehow get to the Ferry Station just on the other side of river and pay about $1 in baht to cross. It takes 5... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Under normal conditions, this is probably an exceptional site to visit. But presently (January 2017), the main tower is under renovation and the temple interior and upper levels are not accessible. As understandable as maintenance is, it doesn't make for much of a visit.

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Thank Gary M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tower was still under construction when I went to see it. You need to cross the river if you are on the other side - ride a boat for 3 baht (i think. but it's very cheap you only pay change) It is a beautiful place but there's not much to see really. You just walk around and explore... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited at 9am which is a good time to go before the crowds arrive - very impressive decorations, unfortunately at the moment the main Stupa is undergoing renovation and is shrouded in scaffolding. Some souvenirs, cold drinks and toilets available. Accessible via the main tourist boat or hire a long boat.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the temple and the surrounding areas. However the whole temple is covered in scaffolding at the moment. You can still see it but it takes away a little bit of the magic having 30 blokes sat on it and painting it while listening to the radio! You also can't climb all the steps on the temple due to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wat Arum is across the river from the Royal Palace. When we were there in late December 2016 there was a great deal of restoration work going on at the main attraction. The site is impressive, even with the restoration work going on, but be aware that the stairs to look at some of the attractions are steep and high.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful. Part is under construction. Mayhem on getting in a wile que to get on a boat afterwards. It's riverfront.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the moment there is some work being undertaken on the Khmer style building so we missed that part of the complex. Easy to get to and incorporate in a visit to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho or the National Museum. Currently stop 8 for the express boat is under repair, so the express ferry is leaving from Wat Arun.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wat Arun is one of the temples which is considered a must go. They illuminate it well at night and it can be seen from across the Chao Phraya River. We went there at about 8.30 and found the temple to be quiet, getting there by public transport is challenging- we considered taking a bus but ditched the idea as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm sure this is beautiful and very detailed but unfortunately it is currently completely covered in scaffolding for preservation efforts so you couldn't see much.

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