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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 yesterday via mobile

We took a long tail boat to this Temple; it looks so different than the other temples in Bangkok...the porcelain tiles are beautiful in the sun. Worth a look around. As usual, the narrow passages are frequently blocked by tourists of a certain nationality with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tarastravels
Reviewed yesterday

Visited this temple 30 yrs ago. still amazes me until now. beautiful carvings, small temple so it's not so tiring, easy to get to via ferry boat, not ultra crowded

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ginangmilyonarya
Reviewed yesterday

We started our day here after a boat ride which took us right to the base of it. Beautiful ancient temple. It wasn’t that crowded in the morning and worth the effort. Beautiful gold Buddha.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Betsy S
Reviewed yesterday

If you like like climbing this is one temple to visit. The steps are steep and it’s best that you go on a cool day or early morning or late afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed yesterday

Was very hot so short visit. You cannot wear shorts so maybe plan for a cooler day.Was disappointing we couldnt climb to the top but understand why - very steep!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnJam1980
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing temple to visit day or night. Easily accessed by ferry . If you use the tourist hop on hop off ferry, you can visit the grand palace and flower market in the same day

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank judef367
Reviewed yesterday

Wat Arun is to be reached by the local ferry that comes around quite frequently with multiple stops so you can hop on or off as you choose. The carvings and the way this structure stands against the sky is breath taking and no picture...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Seabeeeze
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can even get your future read by a group of English speaking Thai's The city has so much to offer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

god to combine this with the trip to Royal Palace and Wat Po (resting buddha) also some nice restaurangs nearby

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jonashedstrom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the well known attractions in Bangkok. Worth seeing by day and by night. Best to get there by the tourist hop on hop off boat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VRO53
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December 31, 2018|
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Response from C3981VPpatb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. We took a river taxi about 10:30 in the morning and it was totally crowded when we arrived. I'm sure it's on this website. Also...be sure to wear a shirt with some sleeves or they will make you rent... More
November 1, 2018|
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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 .
November 1, 2018|
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