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“Especially nice at dusk”

Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
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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.
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a magnificent temple to see. Very steep stairs lead up to about two-thirds of the way. Nice views of Bangkok. Make sure you stay on the other side of the river until the sun sets. the temple lit up is a sight to behold

Thank Géza K
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Follow the crowd and you will find the cross points across the river and to the entrance of the wat. Enjoy the grounds, wait for a break in traffic, then make your ascent.

The first two levels are rather normal, but the third is surprisingly steep, and even slightly strenuous. It is almost treacherous descending facing forwards. Not for the faint of heart, especially those who are afraid of heights!

The view up there is interesting, but really not as pretty as the grounds themselves. My opinions will likely change if I got to see this wat in dusk or dawn.

Thank Lu-Shien T
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the oldest if not the oldest temples in Thailand with great views.
Getting there can be tricky but fun filled also, as best is to take a boat ride.
Climbing up its stairs is not for the fainthearted nor those with chronic fear of hights, but the views are absolutely worth it. Don't go with high heels nor slippery shoes though!
Leave before 4pm/rush hour as the river is sort of a high/express way in Bangkok and the boats can get very busy.

Thank AhmedFN
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Of course we are not comparing this to those World Heritage site like Angkor Wat, but this temple have its beauty, its character in the City. Worth to go, it is just total 6 bath to pay for cross the river, go and back. Some tips to share with, the cross-river pier is located after the market which opposite the Wat Pho, there is plenty of dried food like dried fish, etc. You might walk to fisherman's pier and they might offer to send you to Wat Arun, but you just need to smile and reject them, then go to find the right one.

Thank Darkwall
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Do not miss this historic landmark on the Chao Phya River! Take time to climb the steep steps and take a good look at Bangkok's skyline. The shops beneath are cheap.

Thank rohiniraja
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