Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok: Hours, Address, Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) Reviews: 4.5/5

Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Riverside
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Vlaamse_Reiziger
Belgium178 contributions
Dec. 2021
Nice small temple, along the river, opposite the Royal Palace. There are boat shuttles to cross the river.
The temple has a couple of very nice stupas. Really worth the visit, and a must-visit place for any visit to Bangkok.
100 THB entrance for non-Thais.
Written 20 January 2022
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Ingrida M
Limassol City, Cyprus23 contributions
Feb. 2021
This temple is so nice and unique with so many small details of architecture to explore. As it is gorgeous from far it's gorgeous from near.
Written 13 January 2022
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JoeCrusoeTravels
Luzon, Philippines80 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Solo
To reach this amazing place, you have to take a ferry ride from Sathorn Pier (easily accessible via BTS Saphan Taksin Station).

The ferry ride costs 30 Baht and you will be dropped off at Wat Arun while the entrance fee for foreign tourists is 100 Baht. Thai locals do not need to pay.

I was shookt by how beautiful and majestic this place is. The place is unlike others that I have seen before. It looks like the ones you see in the movies 👏🏼👏🏼

It has huge area where you can roam around and even enter temples where you can see massive Buddha structures

Remember to pay respect as these statues are considered holy by Thais. And also, don't forget to give donations whenever you can 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Written 12 January 2022
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Traveller of the world
744 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Solo
Stunning architecture, amazing detail. Short and relaxing river boat ride to reach the Wat. Some of the steps are quite steep so just take your time climbing. My fourth time to Bangkok and this is worth coming back to each time.
Written 8 January 2022
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Frank D
Slidell, LA337 contributions
Dec. 2021
The detail of this complex is absolutely amazing! All of the detail is done with pieces of ceramic.

I climbed up as far as allowed on the tallest tower. The steps are steep and each step is high - 12"-15" - of course that means there are ewer of them :-) Getting up wasn't so bad. When I got ready to come down... a little different... The steps are much steeper when looking down them and no handrails. For me, a little daunting... but doable... what choice is there?
Written 19 December 2021
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ARIS H 4556
3 contributions
Mar. 2021
Very amazing of temple in thailand beautiful river view good for look arond for walk and test good street food
Written 28 November 2021
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violetta j
12 contributions
Oct. 2020
Beautiful temple Located right on the river. We went early in the morning before the main gate opened and were able to walk around and enjoy the sights and buildings as the sun was rising. Had the place completely to ourselves and didn't have to wait for anything. Entrance to the main grounds is free there is a 100 baht donation for tourists but it is free for Thais and anyone with a Thai ID (pink card) for entrance into the central area.
Written 27 August 2021
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Kao​ pongtron​
Ratchaburi Province, Thailand19 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Friends
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. 🇹🇭🌇
The most beautifull temple in Bangkok. Take the boat to cross the river for getting there. You get amazing views of Bangkok and the temple. you can't climb it up anymore and it is most of the time closed or under renovation very sad. but nice views and surroundings. ✨🚤
Written 22 August 2021
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Karsten P
5 contributions
Aug. 2021
you can't climb it up anymore and it is most of the time closed or under renovation very sad. but nice views and surroundings.
Written 21 August 2021
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Kees van Beugen
8 contributions
Sep. 2020
IMO The most beautifull temple in Bangkok. Take the boat to cross the river for getting there. You get amazing views of Bangkok and the temple
Written 16 August 2021
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