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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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Always wanted to visit this Wat - finally got the chance this time.

Took the ferry across the river to visit this Wat - impressive place! It was a pretty hot day, so we stopped at a beverage/ice cream place on the grounds here. Much to see, great... read more

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

This temple is under renovation right now (Set 2016g, so you cannot take the best pics. The main tower has scaffolding outside. The temple is by the river, so you can get there by boat (it is an excellent experience!) Inside there are many beautiful places, but majority of them are under renovation too. The maintenance of the temple is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the ferry across the river to visit this Wat - impressive place! It was a pretty hot day, so we stopped at a beverage/ice cream place on the grounds here. Much to see, great way to spend the day. The temple is still being worked on - so you may want to visit once the restoration work is completed.

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Thank Mako13Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wat Arun is very beautiful and has been under (re) construction for a longer time. At the moment it's just minimal so you can see Wat Arun again. Amazing and how precise they have restored it.

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Thank Josdewolf
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though the main spire was covered in scaffolding, I was glad I stopped here. The golden statues just pop against the stark white of the temple. From all the photos I saw, I though it would be yellow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice experience, so many people around during the whole day - but everything is functioning. You get a bottle of water with your entrance ticket. It could be very useful, as it gets really hot around noon. They are recycling the water plastic bottles on the spot, at the exit! Very commendable... would like to re-visit one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though was being in restored, it was amazing. I did a meditation with the monk over there, and, at the end of it, he gave me a bracelet and cold water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are so inclined you can walk to the river, take a boat for 15 baht and walk to the temple from Khao san road. The temple was beautiful, but under construction at the time. There are other temples nearby as well that are worth checking out. The detail on the temple was astounding and the size was impressive,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. It was a shame that during my visit the temple was covered in scaffolding though, definitely spoils the sight. I made my way to Wat Arun by boat. Excellent ferry ride across the river, don't be afraid to try this, great way to get around. Beware of steps at Wat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must place to visit when in Bangkok. Great experience and one of the highlights in town Lovely, beautiful and peaceful.

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Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful, unique temple in the web of gold plated temples in Bangkok. It's fairly small in area but the depth and detail of the temple makes it beyond worthy of a visit. Watch the typical sunrise from the opposite side of the river or get up close and personal and watch the last beams of the day's light illuminate... More 

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