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Wat Arun

34 Arun Amarin Road, Arun Ammarin 10600 Thailand

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4.5 out of 5
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    Luca Sean
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    5 Apr 16, 2014

    My favourite place in Bangkok for sure. Be prepared to climb up to the top for a stunning sightseen of the historical city.

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    5 Apr 10, 2014

    Beautiful Temple to see! We didn't get to go inside it becase it was about to close but we were able to walk around it and check it out. Few Tips: Cover up no legs or shoulders allowed! However, they do allow you to borrow clothes in the front. Tickets cost about 500 Baht, You probably need 30 mins to check this place out. How to get there? There is actually a boat that takes you across the river for 3 Baht.

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    Eva
    5 Mar 02, 2014

    The perfect place to watch the golden sun at sunrise and sunset. But more than that, it is a magnificent temple worthy of all praises to those who built it and for whom it was built. :)

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    4 Dec 04, 2013

    worth the boat trip accross the river, remarcable temple with impressive details. Peaceful area. the view from the top is amazing, a challenge for those afraid of heights, steep and narrow.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Feb 15, 2014

    Wat Arun is one of Bangkok's most spectacular temples. Despite the fact that Wat Arun means temple of the dawn, it is actually best seen either at dusk when the golden 70m stupa glitters in the fading light or at night when the pointy prang is all lit up and hining like the beacon of hope as it was when King Taksin arrived here after battling the Burmese at Ayutthaya. The wat is Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River and is definitely worth a visit.

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    Matthew Crompton
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    Stunning Khmer-style spires mosaiced with millions of tile fragments left behind centuries ago by a passing Chinese merchant junk, Wat Arun is perhaps the most striking single temple in Bangkok. Better still, while the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha (especially) and Wat Pho tend to draw big tourist crowds, Wat Arun across the river is a comparatively quiet and laid-back scene. Climb the central spire for amazing views out over the Chao Phraya river and the buildings of modern Bangkok in the distance.

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    Juno Kim
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    5 Mar 24, 2014

    Wat Arun offers one of the most dramatic views in Bangkok. I crossed the river around sun set, and the reflecting sunlight from the tower were amazingly beautiful. It shined like gold. Wat Arun means the temple of dawn. The temple was renamed after the Indian god of dawn (Aruna) and in honour of the literal and symbolic founding of a new Ayuthaya.

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    5 Mar 23, 2014

    Don't skip this temple! Across the river from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, Wat Arun is slightly out of the way, but well worth the added effort. Built largely from remnants of Chinese porcelain, the facade is gorgeous to see up close...no two areas look the same. Climbing all the way up the central spire can be frightening if you have a fear of heights -- the steps are steep and narrow -- but the view from the top is stunning.

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    Grace Byun
    5 Apr 02, 2013

    Such an awesome temple to visit!! You can climb the temple but it is a little scared because the steps are so steep!! Not a place to miss when you are in Bangkok!

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    Shota Yokoyama
    5 Feb 23, 2014

    You can see very nice view from top of tower. But you have to climb the tower. So you should take care about your clothes.

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Description:

Wat Arun Rajwararam, the “Temple of the Dawn,” gets its name from how the first light of day reflects off the surface of the temple with a pearl-like opalescence. Hindu gods are represented throughout the structure via statues and prangs. The 19th-century building is adorned with seashells and porcelain, golden Buddha images and grand staircases. Wat Arun is one of Thailand’s most renowned landmarks.
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Aliases: Wat Arun Rajwararam, Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, Temple of the Dawn