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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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  • We rented a boat to go here in April 2023,the weather was very warm, but the temple was really beautiful and detailed­čśŐcan be hard to visit for smaller kids since a lot of steps and since the warmth. 
    We rented a boat to go here in April 2023,the weather was very warm, but the temple was really beautiful and detailed­čśŐcan be hard to visit for smaller kids since a lot of steps and since the warmth.  more »
  • Just to provide information that there is disability toilet inside the paid area, next to the female toilet. However, if you wants to get on the Wat Arun, there are only steep stairs. 
    Just to provide information that there is disability toilet inside the paid area, next to the female toilet. However, if you wants to get on the Wat Arun, there are only steep stairs.  more »
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  • Cool place. I am very glad that Thailand has such a respectful attitude towards its rich culture. The entire territory of the temple looks very beautiful and well-kept. The skill and imagination of the sculptors amazes me. The entrance ticket costs 100 baht, and also at the entrance, all visitors are given a bottle of water along with the ticket. You can also get to the other side of the river by boat for just 5 baht. I recommend to try to see the beauty of the temple when you cross the river by boat.
  • One of the most iconic temple in Bangkok. It is a very beautiful and spectacular temple. It is best taken pictures during sun rise or sun set. It is very well maintained cleanliness. This temple can get very touristy as it is very photogenic temple. So ensure to get there early to avoid the crowds. At the entry of the main temple there are many tourist dresses in traditional Thai dress, so at time it get difficult to take pictures on the lawn of the temple.

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