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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

Went early in the morning via the express boat (orange flag) so arrived not long after 8am. Few people around and not as hot at that time

Thank Pipirig
Reviewed yesterday

I took a canal boat ride which then took me up the river and straight to Wat Arun --- which I think is a very pretty and intricate temple. I liked it more then the others (and the Grand Palace) that I saw earlier in...More

Thank R S
Reviewed yesterday

AND there is no shortage of temples in Bangkok. I really enjoyed the (too short) ferry ride across to get to it too. This temple makes for some one of a kind photos - try to go when its not blazing hot out. We made...More

Thank HeidiB4
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth paying to go in and climb Wat Arun. Stunningly beautiful. Prepare your outfit to cover knees and shoulders though they do lend you things to wear at a cost on site.

Thank Nathalie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this. It was quieter than the other places we visited- unsure if we were just lucky. We took a boat tour that dropped us here which was perfect. Enjoyed marvelling at the scale and detail. Beautiful

Thank Kate M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take an hour or a bit more to explore this beautiful place. Tickets cost 50 b. The place is very crowded, but very nice. On the right hand side across the park is a beautiful temple with a monk giving bracelets for good luck. It...More

Thank nefertari1313
Reviewed 2 days ago

You must take a ferry ride that costs about 4 baht to get to this temple. It is worth it! Definitely check it out!

Thank Tahirina
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful monument across the river and a must see structure view it's architecture and design. Beware of boat ride and the fleecing for the trip. Unique experience.

Thank venkatancha
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's beautiful in the daytime or at night but I think people will get a lot more out of it with knowing the history. There are many kinds of boat stops just outside fo it so be careful you know where to get on yours.

Thank ErinJE
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best photos you can get of the temple is on the river. Take the 4thb ferry across which takes a couple of mins. A very unusual temple.

Thank Nirpal
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from chedesh | Reviewed this property |
You can see the temple only partially from outside. To be precise only the top parts of Pagodas. It’s worth going inside the campus.
August 2, 2018|
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Response from dineshkapadiaphd | Reviewed this property |
Dwarka is a small town where one can reach by road via Rajkot/Jamnagar road .The main temple is Dwarkadhish temple.Whereas, Bet Dwarka is 30 KM away from Dwarka town. One has to reach OKha port by road from Dwarka town and... More
August 2, 2018|
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Response from daiva t | Reviewed this property |
You have to be dressed properly in all Temples.