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Address: 158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai (Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river), Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in...

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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Worth a detour despite the scaffolding

We enjoyed the visit .Some amazing detail and a glorious golden Buddha.A nice buzz around with a relaxing garden .Very easy access byy tourist boat

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When researching places to visit in Bangkok you always see photos that look stunning of this place, unfortunately it is still covered on scaffolding which really does take a way for it beauty.

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shipley derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the visit .Some amazing detail and a glorious golden Buddha.A nice buzz around with a relaxing garden .Very easy access byy tourist boat

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really should give this Temple a five star, but I was just so disappointed that it was surrounded in scaffolding, and I didn't get to see places. It really was beautiful and I would visit again.

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George Town, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To have a closer look during daylight tour...climb to the top with damp steep steps through 3 levels...not suitable for heart bouncing fellas or chronic phobia but you can still wonder around the Wat compound.It's a better view when the lights are on but the evening and sure it look gorgeous...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This temple is right across the river from the reclining Buddha temple. You can cross the river for 4 b per person by boat ( it takes like 2 minutes) and then visit this amazing temple which unfortunately for us was under maintenance in some areas and kind of look bad in some areas However I must say that I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is worth visit to see how the temple has been made and the story behind that. Works are good and well maintained.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the one "Must See" for me when we visited Bangkok last week. Our goal was to see as much as we could at a leisurely pace, so we decided to take the advice of some other travelers and not actually visit the site, but take our photos from a rooftop bar instead. Good choice we found as the... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wat Arun never fails to amaze me. I just visited it again after a few years, and still it leaves me in awe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is such unimaginable detail in the mosaic tiles and unbelievable views once atop the temple overlook. While the stunning landscape was the focal point of this excursion, the most surprising aspect was the steep climb back down. I actually had to turn around and approach my descent as though climbing back down on a ladder. It was still worth... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was told you can climb the temple have meditation time and it's best to watch the sun set well the temple is closed for maintainence and they still charge you full price but you get nothing for it be careful and ask lots of questions or you'll end up as upset as I was!

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