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“Not for those with fear of heights”

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 December 14, 2013

This temple is absolutely beautiful and so different from the other temples. The use of ceramics is wonderful, and the very steep climb to the top always pumped my adrenaline. And so is climbing down the stairs. But the view of Chao Praya river from the top is the best.

Thank Ed-Henry
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

By far the best temple in Bangkok. Granted, I haven't seen them all, but out of the big and famous, I liked this one the best. The entrance fee is just 50 baht (compared to the astronomic 500 baht at the Grand Palace), it's not overrun by tourists, and the souvenir shops are not located on the grounds of the temple, but in a building close by. This results in a temple you can walk around and look at and take pictures of in peace, without being trampled on by guided tours and harassed by aggressive sellers. Plus, the temple itself is awe-inspiring, at over 80 meters tall. It is possible to walk almost all the way to the top, which gives you a beautiful view of the Bangkok skyline, but be careful, as the steps up there are extremely steep (and a little slippery!)

And don't listen to the tuk-tuk drivers telling you you HAVE to take a river cruise because it's the only way to get there! There is a boat crossing the river at Wat Po for only 3 baht one way!

Thank Kristoffer_909090
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

A beautiful temple with beautiful surroundings! We hired a longtail boat and private guide - it was great! Would love to see it at dawn.

Thank Rannva
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

I think Temple of Dawn is the most attractive place in Bangkok. I was impressive by the magnificeness of this temple. It had many grand statues and a wonderful view from the top. But it is very crowded with many tourists. Anw, that is my wonderful experience.
Highly recommend to anyone when visiting in Bangkok and remmember that your dress must be appropriate with solemn place.

Thank Isabella L
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We got done a bit on this one, but also learnt from it. The driver took us to the pier to catch a long boat ride up the river and to see the fish and a small floating market and then onto Wat Arun. Not the temple was certainly nice enough, but the fish, well I've seen and caught plenty of catfish in my day, so nothing exciting for me, though the kids did like that. The floating market consisted of 3 boats in the canal that came to you trying to sell you drinks and even for the driver. The long boat ride didn't need to be so long but you know when in Bangkok. However the biggest catch was the price 2000BHT was way too expensive - look to pay about half of that if you going on a private trip. That's the biggest thing.

Thank Ged A
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