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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.
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“across the river” (761 reviews)
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“under renovation” (376 reviews)
158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed today

The temple is beautifully crafted with small pieces of ceramic artwork. Admission ticket was 50 Baht. Unfortunately, no one was allowed go into the temple. You can only walk around the temple. I went there by BTS Skytrain to the Saphan Taksin Station and took...More

Thank D L
Reviewed today

To get to Wat Arun, you need to get into a long tail boat or a water taxi as it is located on the other side of the river Bank in central Bangkok. This temple is exquisite! The towers are so high and so colorful!...More

Thank knoesenm
Reviewed today

The best way to cross the river to this temple is by ferry costing 4 baht..A very beautiful temple.Well worth a visit if you are in Bangkok

Thank 91Tim
Reviewed today

One out of 3 must see landmarks in Bangkok. Very beautiful and nicely connected to shuttle boats on Chao Praya. Don't forget your cap or umbrella and water as it is all outdoor.

Thank Thorte09
Reviewed yesterday

When I alighted from the boat, I was astounded to look at this architecture building of temple. Such an amazing riverside view from the top of the building especially during the sunset.

Thank Tze Siong H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This part of Bangkok is worth spending an entire day in. From the temple of dawn going across the river to the golden Buddha and the emerald Buddha... Wat Arun is so beautiful and constructing such a beautiful place all those years ago... The view...More

Thank nvideafactory
Reviewed yesterday

It was my dream to visit this place before I started from India. It is indeed a very unique temple. Unfortunately, it is on the other side of the river Pho and diagonally south of the Grand Palace. So it is not easily accessible for...More

Thank VasantSundar
Reviewed yesterday

Went there during the night on a bike tour and it was an amazing experience. The temple looked so beautiful under moonlight and it was calm and peaceful as tourists come during the day. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

Thank Nitish J
Reviewed yesterday

Easy to visit by boat and very ornate temple. Lots to see or you can relax and sit and contemplate. Some kind of celebration took place when we visited so there were many monks and lots of photo opportunities.

Thank newgallowaygirl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful temple. Paid 50 baht to enter and spent 30 minutes walking around taking photos. It was crowded but not overwhelmingly chaotic. Highly recommended.

Thank KateKelly051
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johnny a
4 December 2017|
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Response from Namphu G | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. You can take the bts to taksin station then you walk to the pier... Buy the ticket there.
26 November 2017|
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Response from GVielmann | Reviewed this property |
yes it all cases at 5:30
23 November 2017|
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Response from Namphu G | Reviewed this property |
It opens at 8.00 am :) I would suggest u to go there in the afternoon then u can take the boat to the opppsite side of Wat Arun and watch the sunset :)