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Address: 158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai (Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river), Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in...

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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Temple of the Dawn

Excellent way to spend a morning. Beautiful and so picturesque. We took the river boat to the temple. Very accessible via river boat

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Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
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Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent way to spend a morning. Beautiful and so picturesque. We took the river boat to the temple. Very accessible via river boat

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every temple you go to in Bangkok is unique, but in every case you cant help yourself and stand in awe! Take a 15 second ferry ride for 8 cents across the river, it's worth the trip to see this amazing temple!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was worth visiting Wat Arun because I was already out in the area close by visiting other sites like the Grand Palace & The Reclining Buddha. The monks loud voice on the speaker got a little irritating for my kids and for myself, but it's a part of the experience. The architecture & mosaics were beautiful. It's easy to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very very pretty place of interest. Visited on a Monday afternoon and place was packed with tourists.... there is a ferry that takes visitors across the river to Wat Pho for 4 baht. Entrance fee costs THB50.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a pity that the main temple was under renovation by the time i went there. It should look cool at night without the reconstruction work!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place and Wat or Buddhist temple, we took boat or ferry across river to visit very steep steps going up temple physically demanding . So if not able body go and view many things of onther thing to see , old painting architecture approx 200 years old worth the visit in around this site . When finish and hungry... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easiest way to aces the temple is take a boat from the other side of the river. The temple is different from the other ones an that is very visible in the architecture, it looks more like the temples in Cambodia than the ones in Thailand. Very unique for Bangkok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too bad the temple was under construction during my visit, so I could not enjoy its view in its full impact. Even so, the place is beautiful with the scene of Chao Praya River and pretty garden. We can also shop for souvenirs there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Convenient location near the Grand Palace along the river. Currently (in November) under construction, thus unable to climb the stairs to the top. Still nice to see. Lots of stray cats surrounding the property. As with any temple, dress modest (no tank tops, flip flops, or shorts above the knees).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must. For me it's the best attraction in whole of Bangkok and I have lived 5 months in Bangkok...

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