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Wat Arun

34 Arun Amarin Road, Arun Ammarin 10600 Thailand
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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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  • Wat ArunPro 2014
    Kim L. "Lady Boss"
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    5 Dec 20, 2012

    a must see. It is relatively easy to get to with the river ferries. Its architecture is amazing. The temple is made from 1000's of pieces of broken porcelain. It is a small temple and no more than 30 minutes is needed to see it all.

    Although shorts are allowed, women must cover their shoulders. My wife just tied a shirt around her neck and draped it over her shoulders.

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    5 Sep 24, 2013
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    4 Jan 08, 2014
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    4 Jan 11, 2014
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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 May 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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    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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    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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    5 May 06, 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 May 07, 2014

    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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    Ambar Bözé
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    4 Mar 02, 2014

    Very nice temple. But please make sure that your shoulders are covered up, else you'll end up paying 20 THB for a sarong.

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    Feyce Bouc
    4 Feb 17, 2014

    On y accède facilement par les pitoresques barques à moteur sillonant le fleuve Chao Phraya. Le temple se trouve en rive droite. Le contraste avec les gratte-ciels d'en face est frappant.
    Le temple est magnifique. C'est souvent le premier contact du touriste avec les monuments de Bangkok. Il est recouvert de mosaïques multicolores, de dragons et autres personnages fantastiques.

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    Mohammad Syed
    5 Dec 31, 2012

    Called the temple of dawn and it really is perfect for sunrise and sunset, some great photos to be had!

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    5 Dec 30, 2012

    I enjoyed "The Temple of Dawn." You can climb the steps and enjoy the river views, this is a must-see. All of the major temples are touristy, both for Thais and world travellers, but they have a unique style that tells you a lot about Thai history.

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    Tarina Peterson
    5 Dec 01, 2012

    Wat Arun is stunning but be warned: It's a steep climb. It's a climb well worth doing though as this temple is best appreciated from up close. Once at the top you are presented with a fantastic view of the river and the rest of Bangkok. I particularly liked how the entire temple was covered in mosaics - the details in it were astounding.

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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 ... read more
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Aliases: Wat Arun Rajwararam, Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, Temple of the Dawn