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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“across the river” (842 reviews)
“steep steps” (343 reviews)
“under renovation” (381 reviews)
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158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this temple a couple of years ago and you could walk up the final steps that took you to a position that gave you very good views over the city. They have now closed this access. The temple only costs 100 baht but not...More

Thank macneillfamily
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is across the river from the grand place and wat pho. It’s a small temple compared to the two which are across the other side. Architecture is good but nothing much

Thank Anup M
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Reviewed yesterday

full of people who want to have a special and spiritual experience from the top of the temple. Full of steps, it is very relaxing to stop and see the view from each point.

Thank villywilliams
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Reviewed yesterday

Is very pretty but it was being done up when I was there. It was a nice trip down the river to see it though.

Thank Sugar M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Remarkable Landmark Of Bangkok Along The West Bank Of The Chao Phraya River Built Since Ayuddhaya Period / 17th Century The First Light / morning Buddhist Temple The Stunning Spire (Prang) ; 70 Meters High Decorated With Beautiful Tiny Glasses And Chinese Porcelain Placed...More

Thank Gratai21
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my parents love the scenery and it’s just across the river to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho temple. I expected it to be very old but when we arrive its re-decorated to every single detail and that’s amazing to look at. Admission...More

Thank Tony L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

visited after rain in afternoon. very nice 4 baht ferry in river to temple with 50 baht ticket entry. nice architecture with scenic beauty at night or early evening. the clouds on that day made us click atleast 50 snaps of temple.nice view of city...More

Thank bhagyesh
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Catch a local orange flag boat to go to this location. Gents don't have to have their legs covered here but ladies take a cover up for your shoulders. It's an ideal place if you're a keen photographer.

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

4 bhat ferry ticket from grand palace to visit this grand architecture and the temple of Dawn ,known as Wat Arun. The entry fee is 50 bhat per person .Mostly in white colour and very good for photography. somewhere heard its a temple from Cambodia...More

Thank sushma s
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When visiting this Khmer-style temple that is older than the city of Bangkok, remember that you must climb the stairs to get the best experience. No bad knee's or heavy bag's ;)

Thank Steve-Roger R
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amsterdamnyc
March 7, 2018|
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Response from AMusgrave01 | Reviewed this property |
Further to the other answers given, the park itself is huge! There are a number of different entrances, depending on which temple you want to see. We hired a local tuk tuk driver for the day, who was incredibly knowledgable... More
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dohaelleithy
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Emanuel David A | Reviewed this property |
daytime and not really expensive a few hundred baht
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anitaey
December 20, 2017|
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Response from Stacie P | Reviewed this property |
No not the main temple. Worth going to see. My Husband and I went later in the day and got to experience the temple all lit up. from the river. Beautiful.
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