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- 98%Local Culture
- 95%History Buffs
- 86%Art & Design Lovers
- 72%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 64%Spiritual Seekers
- 64%Family Travelers
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- Wat ArunMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Mar 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.Recommended for:
- Wat ArunMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Dec 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.
- Wat ArunMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Dec 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.Recommended for:
- Wat ArunMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design LoversAug 11, 2014
The Temple of Dawn is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn. What a unique sight, built from mosaics made of broken porcelain bowls and plates! I climbed pretty far up. The steps are very steep, so the walk down is more challenging than the walk up. This is a great place for a photo-op, not just for the temple itself, but for views of Bangkok and of the river. My wife chose not to climb very high, but still had plenty to appreciate here.Recommended for:
- Wat ArunMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Apr 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.
- Wat ArunMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersFeb 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.Recommended for:
- Wat ArunMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
- Wat ArunMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesVegetarianMay 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.
- Wat ArunFeb 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.
- Wat ArunMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersArt & Design LoversDec 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.Recommended for:
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Aliases: Wat Arun Rajwararam, Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, Temple of the Dawn