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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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The Wat Arun is beside the Golden Mount one of our favorites in Bangkok. Although it's under renovation it is a great Monument. We will visit it again hoping the renovation is... read more

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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Wat Arun is beside the Golden Mount one of our favorites in Bangkok. Although it's under renovation it is a great Monument. We will visit it again hoping the renovation is finished and that it is then possible to climb up again because the view from the top is great.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Wat Arun has been an iconic landmark in Bangkok for centuries now. The architectural design of this temple gives a great insight into the artistic lifestyle of Thailand. Located on the another side of the river, take 4 baht to cross from Grand Palace pier. The temple was being refurbished, but still is a photographer's delight. From top floors, you... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first temple we saw using the 14 bhat boat. there was some work going on in the central steeple but otherwise the temple was beautiful all around. we spent about 30-40 mins looking and walking around. We almost left, but decided to walk along the garden and came to another temple next to it - don't miss it! That... More 

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It was a pity that Wat Arun is under construction, and no light at night. I didn't pay the ticket to go inside but the view outside is also nice.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can take the ferry ride for 4 Bhat, cross and visit this temple. It's simple n pretty compared to the huge Wat Poh. If suggest to visit Wat Arun rather than the Palace. We went just when it was closing and were able to see only from the outside

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Its a great experience to visit temple where it's involved with great infrastructure. Entrance was 50 bahts and it was under renovation we did not see the inside temple only exterior of the temple was seen.

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I came by Chao Praya Express Boat on 8 AM in the morning. It was very good weather when i visited Wat Arun. The view was very good, but the stairs were so high you gotta be very carefull especially when you using high heel shoes or something like that. The top of the temple still closed for renovation, whereas... More 

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We went to the temple by boat for 15 baath. There was a renovation going on so we couldn't climb to the top. But as the bit we did climb was very steep I wouldn't have done it anyway. Behind the What there is an other part, free of charge which is also beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having visited this temple many times over the past 30 years we did so again when we had family visit from the UK. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their visit, particularly the monk blessing everyone received. This is a must-see for any visitor to Bangkok.

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You've never seen anything like it, totally worth your time and effort. Don't forget to buy stuff in the nearby market.

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