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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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
+66 2 891 2185
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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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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
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When you are at Wat Pho (reclining buddha), you could just go across the river by a 2 minute ferry and see this beautiful temple.

Thank HerbalLover
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really lovely architecture and statues. A lot of people seemed to be walking through it quickly, but if you go slowly, you can see all kinds of small gems. I'd recommend taking the ferry across to see the Reclining Buddha right after for only 4...More

Thank Autumn P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very well maintained temple, and extremely aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately we were unable to go right to the top as work was on going. We made the mistake of not wearing suitable clothing, so had to borrow sarongs to cover our shoulders and the bottoms of...More

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With so many temples to see in Bangkok it can feel a bit overwhelming, but Wat Arun is definitely worth a visit. With the tall towers and intricate design it feels very different from the more boxy architecture of some of the other temples. Shame...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a famous buddhist temple on the banks of Chao Phrayo river. Its one of the major landmarks of Bangkok. The Wat Arun, commonly known as “The Temple of Dawn”, is one of only six temples of the highest grade of the first class Royal...More

Thank Sush76
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The site would be great but it's surrounded by tired and shabby shacks with street sellers trying to push worthless merchandise and novelties which spoil the general atmosphere of the temple. The temple itself is beautiful and worth snapping a few pics!

Thank Richie G
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must do in Bangkok. Accessible by orange flag boat in Shao Phraya river. Use public transportations because they are cheap and efficient. A lot os steps to climb...

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wat Arun Temple is a 5 minutes boat ride from Wat Pho just go to Thai Wang Alley(a small market near the port) the boat fare is $4 (Aug 2017). The boat ride will be more or less 10 mins to the other side. We...More

Thank aldebaran02
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just a fabulous place to visit. We walked here and suddenly it is upon you. We tried to come here by orange flag boat but weren't quick enough to get off the boat. It's worth every penny. Such a unique temple, unlike any of the...More

1  Thank Liz O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A wonderful experience awaits you. Be prepared for a few steep steps and the usual hot weather. The complex is quite large and deserves a few hours of your time. Many people from around the world visit and we struck up a conversation with people...More

Thank bernie47801
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Sumit Kumar S
July 30, 2017|
Response from tankorn | Reviewed this property |
Take taxi from Wat Arun to Ekamai Bus Station it will take around one hour and for the bus it will take another two hours
Calling M
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Pedro F | Reviewed this property |
For foreigners, the temple charges an entrance fee of 50 baht (as of December 2016)
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Didier G | Reviewed this property |
Not true. It was open few days ago 🙏👋
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