Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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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
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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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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal978 contributions
Feb 2023
Excellent visit.Worth it.Wonderful temple by the river.Magnificent exterior and interior.Surrounding spaces well cared for.It is not just a temple but a complex of temples and magnificent buildings.The Pagoda is fabulous.Can be reached by boat (which I highly recommend) Tourists pay 100 Bath for entry. After the visit you can take a boat that crosses the river to the other side where you can visit the Grand Palace and Wat Pho temple
Written 27 March 2023
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babystepper
Big Flats, NY330 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Wow, there is a reason this is one of the top attractions in Bangkok! Lots to see, not a whole bunch of interpretive signs but more than most temples. Highly recommend visiting in the morning to beat the heat and the crowds, it was worth it to climb the steps halfway up the Wat for the views and the up-close look at the pottery decorations.

Conveniently located hop-on/hop-off boat stops right on the grounds, and a ferry stop to Wat Pho is just outside the gates.
Written 24 March 2023
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wils_leon
22 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Quite okay for visiting, taking some pictures, spend your time in the temple and then get in the boat traveling around
Written 24 March 2023
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Poppy W
London, UK17 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Really great visit! Make sure you wear your shoulders covered, I had to wear a scarf provided at entry as my shoulders were out, some temples are okay with it but not here! They give you a free water when you enter and it’s 100 bhat to get in
Written 20 March 2023
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BTS1972
Munich, Germany3,252 contributions
Mar 2023
Wat Arun with its' giant stupa is somehow special among the major temples. While many have smaller secondary stupas, Wat Arun is an assortment of them with a major one in the middle. It has been renovated with a lot dirt removed. Therefore, the small mirror plates cemented around the stupas as well as the figurines look brighter than before. It best accessible with a longtail or express boat tour as it has its' own pier. And it looks superb at night when spotlighted. Great temple.
Written 20 March 2023
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Jazy M
London, UK6 contributions
Feb 2023
This is a great place to visit during our trip in Thailand. There are interesting features related to Buddhism.
Written 13 March 2023
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JGandIG
Wigan, UK266 contributions
Mar 2023
Impressive arriving at the Temple by ferry. Walked around the level open to the public. Lots of people in traditional Thai costumes being photographed.
Written 10 March 2023
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greenwood j
Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 contributions
Dec 2022
Worth visiting while in Bangkok.the temple is extremely gorgeous,.we have seen many temples but this is definitely our favourite one
Written 10 March 2023
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Sambhu
Washington DC, DC20 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Great view by the riverside. Temples look gorgeous and there are places to relax. Long waiting line to the ferry is the only negative.
Written 10 March 2023
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nsojer
Barnet, UK446 contributions
Feb 2023
This is now my fourth visit to Bangkok but I had never been to Wat Arun which is across the Chao Praya river from the Grand Palace.

This Wat is absolutely stunning and well worth the entrance fee. The whole complex is gorgeous.

Do not miss out on this gem. Try and visit it at night when it is lit up and take a ferry across the river to reach it
Written 6 March 2023
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