Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
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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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  • Back-in-the-saddle
    United Kingdom84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place not to be missed
    Without doubt, a 'must see' on anybody's itinerary. Easily accessed by the 'hop on hop off' boat which stops right outside. Entry costs 100 Baht and that includes a small bottle of water which I think makes a great memento. I would think the best time to visit is in the morning due to the position of the sun, this is, after all, the Temple of Dawn. Whenever you visit, allow plenty of time as there is lots to see and try to take in. There are good amenities with toilets, drink/ snack facilities and a few places selling souvenirs.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Yully
    Honolulu, Hawaii1,111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    more tourists and picture taking
    I used to love this temple most in Bangkok area but there was so many people in traditional costume to take pictures by the each corner of tower and they blocked others. They dressed very nice but stopped in the middle of the stairs, halls, everywhere and seemed they didn't care other tourists. Hope they will preserve and maintain the temple well.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Momomomy
    Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful temple
    Temple of Dawn is located neryby river side. We go by grab car and walk a few minute. The we came is sunny but we took a lot of photo becauase of clear sky. They have shop to rent costume for Thai period also. But I am not sure about price.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Alessio0575
    Monza, Italy176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit ti Wat Arun
    An absolute MUST-SEE in Bangkok. We went in the morning and we were lucky to have a sunny day. The temple ceramics and statues were shining, and amazing place to be and to visit with so many local people taking pictures in traditional costumes. I suggest to take one of the river boats to get there...alternatively from city centre the Metro stops just 10minutes walk from the temple entrance
    Visited July 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Anamika T
    44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful architecture
    Wat Arun is also called Temple of Dawn. We visited as part of the Palace and Temple tour at afternoon. It has beautiful architecture and many people were there for photo session wearing traditional Thai dresses. However temple has steep stairs so it might not be possible to climb for old people or small kids. The temple lights up at night and looks totally magnificent.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Myra K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Architecture
    We visited as part of the Palace and Temple tour in the afternoon. It has beautiful architecture. we recommend taking an umbrella and a well-prepared camera to take all of this beautiful memory. and you can see Wat Arun in 10 baht coins.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Xu
    China4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    We visited as part of the Palace and Temple tour in the afternoon. It has beautiful architecture. we recommend taking an umbrella and a well-prepared camera to take all of this beautiful memory. and you can see Wat Arun in 10 baht coins.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Angelo Valentino Krause
    Manama, Bahrain86 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Temple of Dawn.
    In between the hustle and bustle of Bangkok lies one of the marvels of the 17th century named after Hindu God Aruna. The sheer breathtaking view of this masterpiece captures all its visitors with its stone carved walls and steep steps almost like it was leading to the heavens. Its also visited by many newly married couples that use the backdrop for thier couples photos and photoshoots. This is a must see attaction on your visit to Thailand.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
  • rz0dcr
    Sheffield, United Kingdom201 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place to visit
    This was the first attraction we visited in Bangkok, we approached it via one of the many boats available. It was busy but you could still take photos, it worth noting you can’t take photos in the temple but for me there whole architecture of the temple is better. I think we were here no longer than 1.5 hrs before moving on.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, Massachusetts1,260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a working temple!
    And an important one at that, with a strong intellectual presence and past. The Chinese-inspired buildings and ceramics are stunning, but tourists here, especially farangs, are just optional extras and should show some respect and decency - also in reviews. Guys, you're just tolerated here; live up to it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 20 October 2023
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ErkiBear
London, UK395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the few temples we hadn't seen in central Bangkok so hopped off the boat to have a look. Very busy and not a huge amount of explanation about what is what, but a really interesting design with beautiful mosaic decoration. Worth a stop if you're passing.
Written 15 April 2024
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Nekin w
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing architecture of thailand. The details are stunning and i was amazed to look at. Love that you can also try costume and take photos in front of it!
Written 14 April 2024
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Chatravee K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A good place to vist to see history and also people. I think its history is amazing so for any foreigners it would be recommended.
Written 14 April 2024
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Laura
Schenectady, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wat Arun is a majestic temple along the Chao Phraya River, known for its towering spires and intricate ceramic mosaic work. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the river and city skyline, or witness the temple glow in the light of sunset. An iconic sight that truly captures Bangkok's spiritual essence.
Written 12 April 2024
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RoverP
Inverness, UK740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Situated on the opposite bank of the river to the Royal Palace, this is smaller in size but the main temple buildings are quite extraordinary, The 2 main towers soar into the sky but with complex symmetrical design and intricate decoration throughout. Absolutely stunning.
Written 7 April 2024
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Marc V
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
First time to Thailand and first visited temple. Disturbing the amount of travelers more interested in taking selfies than admiring the beauty of this temple itself. The details are astonishing and merit all attentions. Best hour to go is around 5pm, enough to wonder around before sunset
Written 6 April 2024
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Yuanze N
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Good sight. Gland to view. Very pretty when 🌆😍😍😍😍 I love the color when evening.🥰🥰😋😋😋😋🥳🥳🥳. Took many pictures!🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😔😔😔😔🤩
Written 5 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Wat Arun is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Bangkok with its spire-like architecture. The most prominent of these is the central and tallest spire in the centre, which is surrounded by four other smaller spires. The lower levels of each spire are decorations of demons, seemingly holding up the upper portions. The exterior is decorated with porcelain and coloured glass, giving the temple a gleaming and textured look. Each of the spires has a niche near the top with mounted figures. The niches in the central spire has features Indira, seated on Erawan. I remember when I first visited about 10 years ago and visitors were allowed to climb up a further 2 levels. Now visitors appear to be permitted to the 1st level only.

Next to the Grand Palace, this temple is probably the best thing to see in Bangkok.
Written 3 April 2024
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Peter T
Tamworth, UK408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A beautiful and unusual temple, mainly outdoors. A real must see and the traditionally dressed Thai visitors bring some amazing additional colour to the temple. You cannot go to the top but it has so much detail to admire its still a definite place to visit.
Written 30 March 2024
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Reshma B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
So beautiful but I didn't go inside because I didn't have 300 baht on me. I saw from outside and it looked so pretty. Colourful beautiful buildings
Pretty to walk around
Written 30 March 2024
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