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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
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Reviewed today

Unlike many other Buddhist temples in Thailand named after the Indian god of dawn (Aruna) by king Taksin in the 1770s. Most of the construction dates from the 19th century and was initiated by Chakri kings. Spirals in light colors covered with inlaid decorations. Shells...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed today

We arrived when a few drops of rain were falling and took shelter near the entrance while a severe tropical storm brewed up and thunder crashed directly overhead. When we finally ventured out the temple steps were really slippery so we had to take extra...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaNyonsaise
Reviewed yesterday

We have been to this place several times, but the nicest time is after the sun went down as it is illuminated. Best to combien with a river or klong tour on the Chao Phraya river.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Luzius01
Reviewed yesterday

We went here around 5pm (you can arrive around 4pm so that you have more time to roam around) and it is just for me the perfect timing to go as the sun sets, the rays of sun gives the temple another colour, and it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Raphyde
Reviewed yesterday

Travel to the river taxi, catch the orange flag boats(cheapest), enjoyed the ride up the river need face mask as polution from boats is pretty bad. Temple is STUNNING. so much detail, best place to photograph. bit hot from all the concrete. loved every moment.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank romingfoodie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the cross ferry here after visiting Wat Pho. Very easy to get here. Very beautiful here, few steps to climb but not bad. Entry fee is 50 baht. Wasn't overrun with tourists, so you can still enjoy your visit. Definitely worth coming here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ylc25
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful and worth the visit. take a bus boat and go for sunrise or sundown. on the opposite side of the river you can find cafés to watch the sun set and have a drink, however I recommend you visit the actual temple also. Costs...More

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

The temple of Dawn is free to enter, but the temple where you want to take pictures (beside it) cost 50 baht. You get here on the tourist boat (50 baht one way) from Saphan Taksin BTS station. The picturesque part of the temple (where...More

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

Impressive piece of thai architecture that used to be the tallest Asian building. One should take a river crossing ferry, just opposite the flea market. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 218janv
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This temple is especially beautiful because of his location at the river side. I recommend to take the local people ferry for only some Baht to make a round-trip at the river with a stop at the Wat Arun.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 .
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Response from Key1Kim | Reviewed this property |
It’s free for Thai. ;)