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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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“under renovation” (376 reviews)
158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was definitely worth getting to take a water taxi over the river to check out this beautiful temple.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful temple covered in thousands of tiles. Pleasantly quiet during our visit in early October

Thank Captainhappy17
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Bangkok then a visit to the Wat Arun Temple is a must! This amazing historical temple is richly decorated intricately with porcelain and statuesque architecture and is just beautiful to see and appreciate. Normally you can climb all the way to...More

Thank J C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wat Arun is a beautiful temple with intricate architectural detailing on its facade. It is considered one of the most important historical monuments in Bangkok. Visitors are expected to dress decently in respect to the Buddha; long sleeves, and pants instead of shorts. We were...More

Thank AichaIchar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went during the late afternoon, so didn't really see the beautiful lights that everyone spoke about in the other reviews. It's worth a visit (4 THB for the boat) , maybe go later in the evening to see the lights or early in the...More

Thank ThineshThirbeni
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Still the coolest temple in Bangkok, despite the fact that going up to highest level is not possible. Moderate entry fee of 50 THB.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely the highlight of our short stay in Bangkok. We much prefered this to the Grand Palace. Amazing architecure and beautiful garden surroundings....

Thank Maryon J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Due to the location of this temple, I would recommend seeing this at sunset. When you climb the stairs you see a very nice view on all sides

Thank Callum N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was under reformation when I visited the temple and even if I found it really beautiful, I expected more since is the most famous one in Bangkok. Nevertheless is really worth a visit, not only the temple itself but also the market and the...More

Thank shadylau
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice to take photographs of from across the river. There are hotels and restaurants that offer nice views at night so if you wish to take nightscape photos, I suggest you book a hotel or restaurant by the river. At morning Wat Arun is just...More

Thank kamotegirl
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johnny a
4 December 2017|
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Response from Namphu G | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. You can take the bts to taksin station then you walk to the pier... Buy the ticket there.
25 November 2017|
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Response from GVielmann | Reviewed this property |
yes it all cases at 5:30
23 November 2017|
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Response from Namphu G | Reviewed this property |
It opens at 8.00 am :) I would suggest u to go there in the afternoon then u can take the boat to the opppsite side of Wat Arun and watch the sunset :)