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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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Covered in scaffolding!

Sadly it was covered in scaffolding so we didn't get to see the Wat Arun at its best, but still worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Sadly it was covered in scaffolding so we didn't get to see the Wat Arun at its best, but still worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This temple is beautiful as it decorated in different colour tones than Wat Pho. We took a boat across the river which cost about 3.5 baht. We asked people on the street how to get to the boat and everyone was very helpful. Unfortunately at the time we went the temple was undergoing construction. Nonetheless I think it's a must... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although the ferry ride from grand palace to wat arun was nice and cheap. Just 3.5 bht. But thats it. Inside, once you enter, they will charge you 50bht for entrance ticket. But after few steps you will observe no ticket checking and everything closed. Tip: dont buy ticket if you go there. Just go inside, click few photos from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This temple is definitely worth a visit if you are in Bangkok. It involves a brief ferry ride across the river and an entrance fee of 50 baht. The temple and surrounding grounds are beautiful and pristine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can see the beauty through the construction but unfortunately the scaffolding prevents you from truly seeing its full glory. Still a must see around dawn for pictures

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sounts Crazy but going at dawn is the best time to see the sunrise and experience the majesty of this temple. recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple is under renovation, so you can only climb 1 level up. Not much to see or do, but entrance ticket is cheap 50 baht per person. Most of the temples have dresscodes, so make sure you don't wear sleeveless tops / shorts / short skirts.

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Thank Helen A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was the 1st attraction ive visited once landed in Bangkok early November, its beautiful but construction going on or renovation of actual temple you can see frm de picture ive taken.. due to kings death temple ws pretty much empty as all where in grand palace.. so I got to explore all areas with ease n hardly any crowd.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are many things you must see. This is definitely one of them. Lots of tourists, of course, but still worth a long visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was also part of our half day temple tour. Another good site to check out. Gets busy. Carry some water. Dress modestly

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