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Address: 158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai (Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river), Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in...

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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Worth a visit because of the view

You might say ... if you know one Temple , you know all Temples! Well maybe right with the most of them , but Wat Arun is ... same same but different! Not only because it is on... read more

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Vienna
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You might say ... if you know one Temple , you know all Temples! Well maybe right with the most of them , but Wat Arun is ... same same but different! Not only because it is on the not so popular site of the river Chao Praya (west), although you can climb on the Chedi ! On the top... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple of Dawn is far, far quieter than the Grand Palace but it's a place well worth the visit and a lot less stressful and very peaceful. It covers an area far more than you 1st expect so make sure you take it all in. You'll find a very nice little coffee bar under a shady tree in one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see when in Bangkok. Make sure your knees and shoulders are covered and prepare to be amazed.

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Thank Amber D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing to rave about really. Under construction also but a nice break to sit down on the grass and relax from the intense heat. Maybe more exciting to see lit up in the evening

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Thank laurel466
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great Wat for climbing the steps and getting great views of the river and surrounding areas. The photo ops are also good of the temple area. In late Feb 2017 the main part was completely covered in scaffolding fir maintenance, so we could not climb for the great views, but I have been here before and really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to admire from outside the paid admission area because of the restoration that was going on. Looks like it is a beautiful temple, but it's too bad we couldn't see it in its full glory!

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Thank CanuckTraveller345
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although a beautiful temple, when we visited it was undergoing quite heavy works so it was under scaffolding which was quite disappointing. Nevertheless it's a beautiful temple but I would say if you are strapped for time, this is the one to miss.

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Thank Laura J
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful temple, however still under construction. we took a ferry boat to get there. temple entrance fee 50 baht

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wat Arun is a beautiful temple site and you should take the time to visit. The ferry is very close to the Wat Pho and costs about 10 cents USD to cross the river. Because of its location it is not overrun with tourists and is definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Rockin_RR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sadly it was under renovations while I visited but nevertheless I enjoyed the chance to see this historical spot. There is a good souvenirs market right outside which is worth a look at while you wait for your boat.

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