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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 yesterday via mobile

Very enjoyable and excellent value for money, lots to see and photograph. Clean toilets and water available.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 735rosiec
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The detail that has gone into this temple is amazing, so beautiful. It’s definitely one to add the you’re list if you are visiting Bangkok. There a 50baht entrance fee, which is definitely worth it. Just beware that the steps here are quite steep if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deecleary94
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a very nice place situated on the river. Beautiful architecture, historic. If traveling with old members its little tough for them to climb as has steep steps however you can still enjoying walking on ground level only around the temple enjoying view towards the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nishchay
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although there are many temples in Bangkok, take the time to be close to this one when the sun is setting. The views from across the river are gorgeous. You can also walk around the gardens and along the outside of the temple. It’s easy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Arumlillies
Reviewed yesterday

This is the most mesmerizing temple you can visit in Asia. The way to go reach is by Bangkok waterways. The place is filled with peace, art and rich history. Everyone will love it. A must visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank curiokat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are many beautiful place in Bangkok, but this is definitely my favorite one! Both trip on the boat and the temple itself (and not to forget about views from that beautiful place) are absolutely worth seeing when in Bangkok!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Irenke
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple is so beautiful. Even more beautiful when looking from the other side of the river. Wish it gets clean up somehow to give a more bright feeling. A must visit for both tourist and local.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KwinAun
Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure to see this temple at night. It is amazing. Have your shoulders and knees covered and wear close toed shoes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeff_Morris1300
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple and well worth a visit. We took the river shuttle after visiting the Grand Palace and were amazed by how few people were there

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marmin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently restored impressive temple overlooking the river. Just across the river from What Po so worth while combining the two on a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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 .
November 1, 2018|
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