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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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34 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Architecturally amazing! We were fortunate to visit at sunset which was truly spectacular, tho magnificent at any time. Easily accessible by ferry and water taxi.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous from far and away! It gets crowded, so go early or you'll wait in line for the boat/ferry. Beautiful place with so much history.

Thank nikkimarks
Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple is a must-see. The artistry is amazing. You can spend a lot of time just looking at the intricacy of the paintings and carvings.

Thank SaroyaATL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Apparently this is where the first rays of the rising sun hits. Small temple area. No entry into the temple. Just a walk around the temple grounds. Ladies should be appropriately dressed otherwise you need to purchase something to cover up.

Thank AdrianBerni
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here late in the evening at the later part of the festival activities. Many things going on as a celebration with plays singing a market and food. The atmosphere was vibrant with natives and tourists. Plenty to see and enjoy from cultural pont of...More

Thank Rusty T
Reviewed 3 days ago

we took the locals route by river to Wat Arun so literally as you leave the jetty you are in - a small fee to enter and such a beautiful Temple - great to visit if you are short of time as not a large...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wat Arun was super funny place to take photos. I really liked symmetry and little details. The price was fine only 50baht. Outside of the Wat Arun paid area is also beautiful park/temple area. I was kind of dissappoindent that there were no entrance to...More

Thank helimariina
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of temples you must see in Bangkok, you can see it across Chao Phraya. You cab get tuk tuk to Wang Lang market from this place.

Thank MayWillTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We first visited in 1992 and loved it. The last couple of times we've been back the temple has been covered in scaffolding so we hadn't really seen it since then. We've just returned from Bangkok and managed to see it in all its glory....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

...but you don‘t need that much time. Just take the cheap ferry from Wat Pho and back - It won‘t take you more than an hour

Thank 778stefang
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Ajeng H
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Response from BoThet | Reviewed this property |
Flip flop is no problem . But for the TOP , you need to cover the shoulder.And for the bottom , u need to cover the the kneel . Btw , you can buy some clothes there with 100~150 Baht .
Ajeng H
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Response from Key1Kim | Reviewed this property |
It’s free for Thai. ;)