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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

Allow a few hours to visit the temple and the surrounding structures. We were there right before the New Year, so it was very crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NbOrbeck
Reviewed today

Easy to access by river taxi smaller than other temple but worth a half day visit. get the taxi across the river to the Palace.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles H
Reviewed today via mobile

We went there around 7am before the temple opened and it was great because we could walk around the gardens by ourselves. When it opened at 8 we went in and there were no crowds. The top was not open and some construction, so we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed today via mobile

The cultural site is quite nice. Some of the staff are very rude. The woman in the picture was extremely rude after asking her a basic question.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alberto A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In my opinion this is one of the best temples to visit in Bangkok. Over 170 years old the entire structure is made from ceramics. Most of it is original and this is a great spot for pictures. Very special and unusual. Just go.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 543tfc
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped 20 minutes to look around this curious temple that is different from most we visited in Bangkok as we were having a Chao Praya river cruise among the Bangkok canals.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

Situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, both the architecture and locale of this temple make it a gem worth witnessing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank roysons
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There isn’t a huge amount to see here. Yes, you can climb on it but only to the first level, then you’ve pretty much done it. However, it was worth it just for the experience of crossing the river to get there and back!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank loisdiane153
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The temple is good. Well.. i prefer here than grand palace. But this temple is not big. And as i know we need to use ferry to get there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christine0691
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

most beautiful temple in Bangkok really lived up to its name. nothing like this in other temples. must visit while in bkk. take the tourist hop on-off boat and just outside the temple. u can easily spent 2hours there enjoying the sculptures and shopping. totally...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank duettes
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March 15, 2019|
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Response from Vinz1029 | Reviewed this property |
The vial contains water blessed by a monk. You can actually drink it as it supposed to heal any minor illness i.e. headache, migraine, body ache, etc. The stairs are usually open in the morning or late afternoon. You can... More
December 31, 2018|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
the hours will be online. It's early (8ish) to not very late (4?) but check. One time I tried to go, there was a religious ceremony and it was not open to the public. Dress is Thai modest, so women will have to cover... 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 .