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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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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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“across the river” (756 reviews)
“steep steps” (326 reviews)
“under renovation” (375 reviews)
158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple looks like no other I have seen with the most impressive tile work...tile work which must have taken hours to complete! Unfortunately we visited on a cloudy day with the result the tiles were not as bright as I would imagine on a...More

Thank henningGV
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its in the other side of Chao Phraya river and can reach the destination by ferry. At the time of my visit unable to climb the top of the temple due to renovation.

Thank ggopi83
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderfull monument So much details to see It s a must see in bangkok We get only to the first floor because of renovation

Thank Beto M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful temple, but you can’t go to the top. I was looking forward for climbing to the top and have a city view, unfortunately, it close to the public.

Thank Orlandarah
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be quiet sanctuary right outside of Chinatown. The architecture is impressive and you can spin a good 2 hours appreciating the site. This should be put on your list of things to see in Bangkok.

Thank richj65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best temples in Bangkok, it’s so different to the other temples. Next to it is another interesting tempel as well. Entrance is 50 Bath / person. Easy to reach with the channel boat

Thank Jesper C
Reviewed 3 days ago

In Bangkok wherever you walk you will come across a temple or Buddha and they all look simpler but different, the work on them must have taken ages to do well worth the visit

Thank trish079
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit. Looks stunning from the river and just as beautiful close up. Lots of steps to climb if your feeling fit but well worth the effort.

Thank dianerosling
Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple is across the Chao Phraya river from the Grand Palace. I personally like this better than the Grand Palace just because there weren't nearly as many people. The intricacy here is amazing and pictures really don't do this place justice. Be prepared for...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best vieuw at wat arun you have from the water or from the other side of the river in one of the Nice restaurants or rooftop bars. You can cross the river for very little money and arrive right next to the temple. They were...More

Thank Debbie M
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3 November 2017|
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Response from Anna G | Reviewed this property |
Wat Arun - 50, Wat Pho - 100 (visited in October 2017)
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28 October 2017|
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Response from N-CalMary | Reviewed this property |
No BTS stations are within walking distance of Wat Arun unless you are an elite athlete used to long distances . You need to take the ferry unless you are staying west of the Chao Phraya... More