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
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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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Neighbourhood: Riverside
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Karoli24
347 contributions
Solo
Beautiful temple at the river.
After years of re-construction works the temple is now available.
Take ferry to cross the river.Stay early in the morning with less tourists and better weather.
Later the sky becomes offen very cloudly.
At Sundown the view from the opposite side of the River is fantastic.

A must do in Bangkok.
Written 15 August 2022
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Shawn L
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It is absolutely amazing how beautiful and intricate the architecture is. Plenty to see and photograph. If you are visiting Bangkok this is one not to be missed!
Written 14 August 2022
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Ron
Savannah, GA630 contributions
Business
I liked this temple better than the one with reclining Budha. It’s right on the river with own dock where you can catch a ferry to go across to east bank. No shorts or skirts.
Written 7 August 2022
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore3,588 contributions
We heard that a visit here at Sunset is a rewarding experience, when the temple & its surrounding are brightly illuminated! Wat Arun Ratchavararam (Temple of Dawn) is one of the most popular Bangkok tourist places. But we were here on a Monday morning!
The temple is named after the Indian God Aruna (God of Dawn) and sits majestically on the west bank (opposite of The Grand Palace ) of the Chao Phraya River and is easily one of the most recognizable and iconic landmarks of Bangkok’s skyline. It is accessible via the ferry taxi ride (from Sathorn Pier) and from the ferry taxi we can already see its amazingly beautiful architecture gleaming under the July Sun right beside the river. From the landing pier the 70+ meter-high pagoda is so prominent. The entrance fee is 100 THB and they even gave us a small water bottle, refreshing for the hot sun! Once stepped inside be awe by the magnificent pieces of (Chinese) porcelain and colorful glass decorating its dazzling façade. showcasing a uniquely sophisticated architecture and culture facet of Thailand. The temple has 4 small towers facing 4 sides and 1 main tower in the central, all of them decorated by porcelain and ceramics, The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang, which is encrusted with colourful porcelain. However do note the very small steps leading up to high tier, which pose much challenges when especially when descending down. A most Instagram-able sight I have come across as tourists were busy with their pose & takes. Be awe (again & again) by the sculptures of two mythical giant demons, Thotsakan and Sahatsadecha, guarding the eastern gate of the main chapel of Wat Arun.
Like all Religious ground the temple observes proper dress code since it is a place of worship. We walked for over an hour plus before planning to leave. Outside the compound there are six pavilions in the Chinese style. The pavilions are made of green granite and definitely offers great shade. We and other tourists waited at one of these pavilions nearest to the pier for the next ferry service off, to our next destination of ICONSIAM .
Written 4 August 2022
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Stephen P
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A beautiful Wat, however if you are getting on in years, have weak legs or don't like heights don't go up the very steep steps, however if you do the view is wonderful.
Written 2 August 2022
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50cab50
Bracknell, UK189 contributions
Family
This wat is easy to get to as it has its own ferry terminal and the tourist boats stop there (30 THB for a single journey). Alternatively you can cross from the other side of the river for 5 THB.

100 THB to enter, and a free bottle of water.

There isn’t a lot to do here, but you can walk up the very steep steps to a lower level, which makes for nice pictures from a different perspective.

You can buy fish food for 20 THB from a stall near the pier to feed the writhing cat fish.
Written 27 July 2022
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Bi2412
Espot, Spain220 contributions
Friends
Nice design and structure. There's a desk to borrow sheets to cover your body before getting in the temple. Way to get in is a bit special.
Written 24 July 2022
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Cole Chua
Singapore, Singapore133 contributions
Each time I visited Bangkok, Wat Arun will always be one of the places to be visited. Is a landmark for tourists.

Other than praying or sightseeing, you may lookout for shops that sell fish pellets which cost about 20 baht per packet. There are many hungry catfishes to feed near the river.
Written 14 July 2022
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13milind
Mumbai, India138 contributions
Family
The temple structures are amazing. The Buddha serene statues and other sculptures are worth a visit. The place is beautifully landscaped. The destination is easy to reach by cab (bolt /grab)
Written 21 June 2022
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Ryna Gluedelheit
Moerlbach, Germany9 contributions
You have to use boat to get there. Thanks to the development of public transportations in Thailand so it's not a big deal. The temple has 4 small towers facing 4 sides and 1 main tower in the central, all of them have decorated by tiny porcelain and ceramics, very beautiful and art. You can also rent a traditional costume from the shop nearby it then take so many pictures as you can at this place.
Written 20 June 2022
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