We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Mesmerizing architecture and design”

Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Bangkok Small-Group Bike Tour
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Bangkok including Wat Arun by Longtail Boat
More Info
and up
Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat Arun
Ranked #16 of 558 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Mesmerizing architecture and design”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

If you are in Bangkok for a short duration. This is definitely one landmark you should not miss. It really is a great spot for taking photos, as well. I suggest leave a day for this location and the royal palace.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank csunata
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

14,378 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Eureka, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Temple of Dawn is very beautiful and you must climb to the top. The view is just increase. Watch out on your way up and down the steps are very steep and small!

Visited October 2012
Thank David R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Napier, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“if u get there just before sunset and are already on top, you get the good photos”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

the staff will be calling you down before sun set. but remember" you don't understand" any of the languages they are saying, and just speak jibberish when you speak.
can only do this if you are a good climber on those steep steeps.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank MaxNeumegen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A nice calm temple”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The calmness and neatness with a pious atmosphere - a really marvelous one.It is approachable through river cruise also.

Visited October 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic View on the Top”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

After the Thb 3.00 ride from Wat Pho, my sister and I walked towards Wat Arun and admired the chedis as we go along. Entrance fee is Thb 50.00.

The stairs are quite steep and you really have to hold on to the rails to ensure you wont fall. However, be warned that climbing up is the easy part. Climbing down is quite scary since the stairs are really that steep. I found it is much better for me climb down facing the stairs.

The view from the top is fantastic for you are able to see the chao praya river and surrounding structures. If you are afraid of heights do not look down. the view is dizzying.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank June P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing