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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“across the river” (796 reviews)
“steep steps” (334 reviews)
“under renovation” (378 reviews)
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158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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+66 2 891 2185
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"across the river"
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"steep steps"
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"under renovation"
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"chao phraya river"
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"grand palace"
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"tha tien pier"
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"worth the climb"
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"boat ride"
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"worth a visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"reclining buddha"
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"scaffolding"
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth crossing the river for this temple. The cost of crossing is only 40 Bahts. Nice architecture. You can climb on it.

Thank FunSD
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is always a busy spot but it’s well worth a visit. If you take a klong trip the boat will stop here for 30 mins. Be warned it’s invariably boiling hot here, especially if you climb the wat as the stone/porcelain reflects the heat....More

Thank BigKevTravels
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Reviewed yesterday

Words and pictures will not do this place justice. It has to be seen to be experienced. It is one of those sights that should be known world wide. It's a beautifully designed Wat that takes the breath away. Don't miss this sight in Bngkok.

Thank Howard B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you'd like to explore the Bangkok iconic with ought lining queue as The Emerald temple, this is the place where you can see the culture of Thai and Chinese from the past.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our favourite temple of Wat Arun, here, and Grand Palace. Wasn't too busy when we were here and it was neat you couple walk up the stairs on the temple. Amazing views

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of all the temples I knew before visiting Bangkok this is probably one of the most iconic as I’ve seen it on so many things in the papers television Internet et cetera. We visited this temple twice the first time we looked around the grounds...More

Thank Orcadian1968
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very unique, tile and other things glued or otherwise stuccoed all over. We thought it was beautiful. One can climb about halfway up for a great view. One can cross the river from the Reclining Budda side of the river for a grand total of...More

Thank JinxSJ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You think you've seen em all until you lay eyes on this magnificent piece of art. Don't skip it. Try seeing during the evening too.

Thank jeff j
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Reviewed 2 days ago

my morning trip to the Temple of Dawn was busy (Lunar New Year celebratory weekend), even so this site is well worth the trip with great views and structure. I completed a Bike Tour later that night (with Grasshopper) and we stopped here too. At...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you bring water in with you. They don't sell stuff inside the palace. The Thai's are really nice people.

Thank KurtRK
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anitaey
20 December 2017|
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Response from Stacie P | Reviewed this property |
No not the main temple. Worth going to see. My Husband and I went later in the day and got to experience the temple all lit up. from the river. Beautiful.
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johnny a
4 December 2017|
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Response from Namphu G | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. You can take the bts to taksin station then you walk to the pier... Buy the ticket there.
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Engineer99
25 November 2017|
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Response from Laura F | Reviewed this property |
hi we went few days ago and can only go up first staircase. very very steep almost like a ladder and the stairs to to top are closed off all way round but high enough for great photos anyway.
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