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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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Reviewed today via mobile

Very beautiful. We just walked around. A tour guide would have been helpful to understand what everything meant. A lot of photo opportunities. It was sweltering when we were there. There is a small coffee/snack shack with a shady patio and fans. Definitely stop here...More

Thank Schisti
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was renovated when I came. But the beauty still there to enjoy. In addition there was a bell of wishes offered infront of the enterance. You will enjoy the cultural remains that still used in daily life as a place for religious site.

Thank IraRahmayanti
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple is right along the river and riding a ferry would make the most sense to get there. It wasn’t a hot day but with the sun shining above your head plenty of cold water would definitely help you from not getting a heat...More

Thank sim0nlee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple is at riverside and very beautiful. Very easy to go by ferry. If you have planned to visit the grand palace, can visit this temple on same date.

Thank WC_Team
Reviewed 2 days ago

by taking the sky train we got to the river side and took the on off boat, got all day passes for boat and train and headed up the river to see the sites, easy and efficient, helpful staff, Temple was a great place lots...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple or Temple of Dawn or Wat Chaeng in Thai by Chao Phya river is a major symbol of Thailand and is famous for the world. The central beautiful pagoda is constructed in Thai traditional arts and decorated with ancient gemstones, cups, bowls, golden...More

Thank Jesdaa P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went early, so i can capture the sunrise. There is soo many many picture opportunities and so much to see. Careful, its also a tourist trap. The children and very aggressive and pushy. The government says do no pot patron the children, they will...More

Thank kamara124
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolute must see! The view of Wat Arun from the river at night is gorgeous, but even more incredible during the day when you go visit. A Must in Bangkok

Thank Maribel1234
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wat Arun may be smaller than other temples; however, the architecture and artwork was unbelievable. Climbing to the top is no longer allowed but no worries, the detailed artwork on the walls and the surreal structure of the temple won't disappoint you. Dress appropriately, otherwise...More

Thank Akimoto K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The temple on the mount is also very worth seeing, but if I had to choose, I would go with Wat Arun and Wat Po.

Thank Kenneth L
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September 28, 2018|
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Response from Key1Kim | Reviewed this property |
It’s free for Thai. ;)
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September 23, 2018|
Response from ErinJE | Reviewed this property |
There are a few dinner cruises on the river and those can be great for seeing the temple at night. They vary in terms of cost and what you get for that so it's helpful to look at a few. If you can splurge, I think the best... More
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Inspiration45590 | Reviewed this property |
No, the best way is to get a hop on and off boat ride, cost is 180 Baht and you could pursue this activity in under 30 minutes.