Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok: Hours, Address, Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) Reviews: 4.5/5

Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
About
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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Neighbourhood: Riverside
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violetta j
12 contributions
It’s beautiful place, unfortunately I just can saw from outside because I came at night.
Oct 2020
Beautiful temple Located right on the river. We went early in the morning before the main gate opened and were able to walk around and enjoy the sights and buildings as the sun was rising. Had the place completely to ourselves and didn't have to wait for anything. Entrance to the main grounds is free there is a 100 baht donation for tourists but it is free for Thais and anyone with a Thai ID (pink card) for entrance into the central area.
Written 27 August 2021
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Kao​ pongtron​
Ratchaburi Province, Thailand8 contributions
River Cruise by Riverside Bangkok🚤✨
Oct 2020 • Friends
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. 🇹🇭🌇
The most beautifull temple in Bangkok. Take the boat to cross the river for getting there. You get amazing views of Bangkok and the temple. you can't climb it up anymore and it is most of the time closed or under renovation very sad. but nice views and surroundings. ✨🚤
Written 22 August 2021
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Karsten P
5 contributions
nice views but
Aug 2021
you can't climb it up anymore and it is most of the time closed or under renovation very sad. but nice views and surroundings.
Written 21 August 2021
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Kees van Beugen
8 contributions
A must when visiting Bangkok
Sep 2020
IMO The most beautifull temple in Bangkok. Take the boat to cross the river for getting there. You get amazing views of Bangkok and the temple
Written 16 August 2021
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markus b
Berlin, Germany14 contributions
Wonderful art
Apr 2021
First temple we visited was a truly wonder, the tiles and art make this temple unique, must visit in Bangkok
Written 23 May 2021
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Whistlinginthewind1
London, UK27 contributions
Sunset
Dec 2020
Temple of dawn is ironically best seen at Sunset, the temple is a wonderful monument and certainly one of the symbols of Bangkok riverside.
Written 22 May 2021
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goksel g
washington, dc24 contributions
Another impressive temple
May 2020 • Friends
One of the highlights of my Bangkok trip. Walked up and down. The details and the views from it were amazing.
Written 18 April 2021
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ThaiTrav.com
Bangkok, Thailand94 contributions
An extraordinary temple, different in style.
Oct 2020
Wat Arun is located west bank of Chao Phraya river. You can easily see it from the east side (Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho are on the east side)

If you come from Wat Phra Kaew, you can take a riverboat from Tha Tian pier to Wat Arun pier. The ticket is only 4 baht!!!

An extraordinary temple because of its style and well-decorated huge spire. The design is quite different from other temples. A colorfully decorated spire rises over 70 meters high standing by the riverside.

Besides the name of the temple, the most beautiful moment is the sunset view. Watching the spire at sunset on the other side of the river is one of the best views you can have in Bangkok.

The ticket cost 50 baht and a strict dress code applies
Written 20 March 2021
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James E
Seattle, WA9 contributions
Recent rehab was not a good job
Mar 2020
I've seen the Wat from across the river for years but waited until the restoration was complete to go for a visit. Very disappointing close up. The rehab work was shoddy and cheap (decorations on the stupa included grouted in tea saucers). It could have been great for the money they spent but was a real letdown.
Written 19 February 2021
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Gavi
Bangkok, Thailand207 contributions
One of Bangkok's iconic temples
Dec 2020
Architectural icon of historic Bangkok on the Chao Phraya. Very worthy spot for taking nice photos and cultural explorations. One of Thailand's grand historical landmarks. The temple is most commonly accessed via boat stops along the river or can also be accessed car. Like most temples in Thailand and a common courtesy, visitors are strongly encouraged to dress modestly. All in all, the Wat Arun is a true sight to see when exploring the old Bangkok.
Written 3 February 2021
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