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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 Temple Is Under Repair But Still Amzing

You can still walk up the lower level of Wat Arun. There Is Scaffolding beyond that. It was actually interesting seeing the restoration of such a huge temple. May come back one... read more

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Napa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can still walk up the lower level of Wat Arun. There Is Scaffolding beyond that. It was actually interesting seeing the restoration of such a huge temple. May come back one day to Bangkok to see the completion.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Different to all other temples which makes it more interesting. Pity it's under construction/restoration as you're limited as to how high you can climb but great temple.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice place with awesome boat experience in the canal viewing BKK city. Family visit with kids. I liked alongwith my family and enjoyed it thoroughly. Shopping activities and facilities were really good.

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Newcastle Co. Down Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Slightly disappointed that it was undergoing renovations. This information was not available online prior to going. Large scaffolding in place. Still worth a visit and I could only imagine its beauty without. Gardens are beautiful too - still worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have seen a lot of different holy buildings in the last 6 months, Thailand have a completely different approach with the architecture of their buildings. I enjoyed wandering around looking at all the gold. I hoped on a boat to get here you have 2 option the expensive tourist boat 40 baht or the local boat 14 baht. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can make it work, try to get the view from the river. They light the temple up at a certain point at dusk (not quite sure about dawn). The ancient stones with sunlight is beautiful but the night lights give it another life entirely.

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Tromso, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably also a great temple, although not so impressive as Wat Pho. The problem is the restauration that takes away the beauty of the temple. As it is now, it is not so good for tourists.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Also known as temple of dawn. People are likely to visit this place at dawn or almost sunset. The sillhouette of the temple very nice to see. We can buy quite cheap clothes inside

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is very good,we went in boat,crossing the river.They sold ticket,but did not tell that most of the temple is under rennovation/ repar & hence entry is barred for visitors.You can see it from outside,till the time they open the access to all areas.No need to buy ticket till then.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As any traveler to Bangkok knows, there are many temples throughout the city. The Wat Arun is one which is quite unique in design and a nice experience. It is located super close to the ferry and you can see the river from the temple. If you like temples, this is a nice one to go see.

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