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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 January 8, 2014

This has to be on your to do list a beautiful temple. Best seen at sunrise or sunset and watch the colour change. Careful of the stairs take your time.

1  Thank Photo G
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Wat Arun is a symbol of Bangkok and entire Thailand, you cannot avoid it. I think the best time to vivit it is the afternoon when the sun is more gentle. Take a boat ferry across the river from Tha Tian pier ( close to...More

1  Thank nomadeKrakow
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Visit Wat Arun during evening hours ( but go there before 5pm, it closes at 5pm). Its a beautiful place, view from top is just amazing. You can see the river, lights.. boats.. best place to take some of those photos which you want to...More

5  Thank shree81
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Bangkok is not defined for being a city with many things to see, but this is one of them. Out of the hubbub of the monster city, is a "quite" place to visit (as quiet as it can be) and contrast with the high skycrapers...More

1  Thank Daniel1086
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This temple is astounding. Be warned though, the steps up are very steep and not for the faint hearted - but even from the bottom it's worth visiting.

1  Thank Ablingdon
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Since the name is temple of dawn, I guess it's better to visit it at dawn. But it's definitely must-visit place in Bangkok! The way they crafted all the stones and build it as temple, it's so awesome! But be careful with steep stair. It's...More

2  Thank lusirs
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The nicest temple in BKK. You should visit it at sunset or evening when it's quiet and the colors are magnificent

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

A Cap and a bottle of water is what you need to go around this wonderfully built temple.By far my favourite part of the trip, following a journey down the river on a long boat we arrived at Wat Arun. Like nothing i've ever seen...More

Thank Pavan K
Reviewed January 7, 2014

right next to river climb steep steep stairs to get view of river and bangkok nice gardens topiary. get river ferry

Thank nzkiwiwoman
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) sits across the Chao Phraya River and is easily accessible by the blue Tourist Boat (150 THB unlimited all-day travel) plus 3 THB to take the ferry across the Chao Phraya. Unlike the rest of Bangkok, Wat Arun is well...More

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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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May 2, 2017|
Response from viajerosolitario28 | Reviewed this property |
I think not. I went in June 2016 and was told that he still had two years left. If I was not fooled, it should not be over
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