Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

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Admire the grand and evocative design of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), a towering Buddhist temple located in the heart of Bangkok. Established in the 1600s--but gaining its distinctive porcelain-clad prangs (spires) during the reign of King Rama II in the early 19th century--the temple represents an apex of religious architecture and is one of the best maintained of all buildings commissioned by the Thai monarchy. Open to the public as a place of worship and tourism, the site contains prized artifacts relating to the religious and royal history of Thailand. Plan to visit Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok trip builder .
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  • one of the most exotic temples ever with stunning architecture and a great spot to take amazing photos.  more »
  • The arrival and departure of Wat Arun happens with boat and that makes you interesting experience to participate in the intense movement of the Chao Phraya River. This temple referred me the word joy. Beautiful ceramic covering the Stupas and beautiful garden around the place.
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  • Great experience visiting this temple. The colorful patterns and use of perspective are an awe-inspiring sight to behold. I actually experienced slight vertigo and had to stop looking up at some point. My wife was not covered up enough, so she had to rent extra layers for, I believe, 20 baht extra. Admission was 50 baht, but it is well worth it. We arrived using Grab then departed on a water ferry. Just near the temple away from the river are some cheap options for eating lunch, so consider exploring the side streets.
  • A beautiful temple located on the banks of a canal that runs through central Bangkok. The sense of peace that you feel is astounding, as the noise of the busy city disappears and you're transported to a place of tranquility. A quick boat ride across the canal (at 4 baht) means that you can see this and the Grand Palace within one trip. The ticket price is 50 baht per person but it is worth the price to see this magnificent structure.
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