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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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34 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you are in Bangkok and on a site seeing trip, Wat Arun is something you shouldn't miss. A huge structure by the banks of the river Chao Phraya, it is a beauty to watch after sun down. A small ferry ride from the Wat...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sne_Saw
Reviewed today via mobile

Entirely amazed by the beauty of this temple. The intricate details of the carvings wowed me. Took many pictures here. Beautiful. Need to dress appropriately for the place. Ladies need to cover the shoulders and legs, there are scarves and pants available for rental at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank veryeng
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had viewed Wat Arun from across the river in a restaurant at sunset earlier and had decided that a visit was also in order. With the Blue line MRT now extended across the river, we decided to do a round trip by walking from...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bobjanh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I very unique temple. If you go on a hot day like we did make sure u have a hat or something to protect you from the sun as it reflects off of all the white stone.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GDtravelling11
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was 80 baht entrance fee. There is plenty of climbing up steep steps but that also means a steep descent. It was very intricate and fascinating but I expect it is better at dusk. Otherwise I found better at the Grand Palace. The market...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was beautiful but it is short. Do not forget to take a cap, something to cover shoulders and legs! You can rent stuff there for 20 baht!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Edwige F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had visited Wat Arun in the noon. Unfortunately the weather at that time were cloudy and rainy. So we could not explore more, just a few minutes then heavy rainy comes. But it's still an awesome experience to visit Wat Arun.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mahard2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Difficult to photograph as you are so close up! Lots of shopping opportunities, nice little cafe with shady seating near the river. Very large complex, needs some time to cover everything.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank VannessaB
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see if you're in Bangkok, the architecture is amazing. Access is easy by ferry and it only takes about an hour to walk through the grounds.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rodney S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really beautiful. Visit is basically a must, since the express boat drops and picks up outside Arun and from there you take another boat to cross the river for Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) Entrance ticket 50 baht

Date of experience: October 2019
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October 13, 2019|
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Response from Christy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can wear headscarf & wrap.
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Response from Attractions-Thailand | Reviewed this property |
Open daily 8am. - 6pm.
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July 15, 2019|
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Response from Pat Z | Reviewed this property |
Hello, unfortunately, I have no idea. I did visit some temples today in Chiang Mai and they are all open. Please be careful with taxi drivers telling you that they are closed. They sometimes try to take you elsewhere.
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