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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“across the river” (824 reviews)
“steep steps” (340 reviews)
“under renovation” (379 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"
in 92 reviews
"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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"wat"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple was magical, all of the work and culture put into one structure is really breathtaking. There is a small entrance fee and you will be obligated to cover your legs and shoulders for both men and women no shorts and tank tops aloud....More

Thank Niki L
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Reviewed yesterday

There are no words to explain this site but fascinating. The stone work is marvelous. The size is staggering. This is well worth several hours if not days of a visit. There are so many facets of stone work and inlays. Please do not hurry...More

Thank jamfau
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Reviewed yesterday

Wat Arun is the gran old lady of temples in Bangkok. Ancient, full of meaning and studded with detail.

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed yesterday

The temple complex is incredibly beautiful. The ceramic work is breathtaking. A don't miss place to see.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This attraction is a must see, really quite interesting and beautiful. It was definitely worth the visit but get there early to avoid the crowds. This really is a spectacular temple, a great day out and very good value.

Thank JimVicky H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The trip to the Temple of Dawn was very interesting and a beautiful structure we travelled there by the Tourist Boat which is a good way to get around Bangkok by using the river.

Thank djrevans2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were travelling to the various sites on the Tourist Boat and intended to get of at the pier for the Grand Palace but got off at Wat Arun by mistake. It is a lovely temple and well worth a visit. Lots of good photo...More

Thank Joanhevans
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is a well maintained ancient piece of art. When you take a closer look you'd find out that's it's made of little pieces put together which may have taken ages to finish!

Thank ßáÇém M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is so interesting and you should get a guide to learn more about it. The detail is amazing. If you get a chance they will dress you up in beautiful colors and take a picture in front of the Temple. (it's fun)

Thank Maria C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My Photos don’t give the full beauty of this temple it really is stunning and worth a visit. We went by public water taxi nice being on the busy river and seeing landmarks.

Thank Dundrell
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amsterdamnyc
7 March 2018|
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Response from AMusgrave01 | Reviewed this property |
Further to the other answers given, the park itself is huge! There are a number of different entrances, depending on which temple you want to see. We hired a local tuk tuk driver for the day, who was incredibly knowledgable... More
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dohaelleithy
4 March 2018|
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Response from Emanuel David A | Reviewed this property |
daytime and not really expensive a few hundred baht
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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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