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“Monumental ceramic Thai Buddhist temple on the Phrao Chaya river”

Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
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Private Tour: Bangkok including Wat Arun by...
Ranked #4 of 636 things to do in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is the monumental Thai temple often used on Bangkok postcards. The damp has caused a lot of mould on plaster which from time to time is maintained, but the most impressive aspect is the scale of the temple and its ceramic tiling and decorations with a lot of use of gold. Across the river from the Royal district it was the first temple to be lit by the rising sun and this is where its name comes from. easily accessible by river boat and ferry.

Thank AdrianLW
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This area was less crowded than others, and you can get up close to the buildings and take your time here. Like other temple areas, respectful clothing is required.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit. We used the hop on off river boat. Still need to cover up shoulders. Worth a visit. Stunning

Thank Deborah H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Lovely position by the river & with nice gardens around it. Some amazing views & incredible architecture, busy though as are all touristy places! We went there by river boat.

Thank PJ777
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited Wat Arun on our own. The day we were there you could only view it from the outside. So I would think, this is not a must for a tour. Do some research before and you will have a better idea of what you are looking at. It is a beautiful sight. The stairs were available to climb half way up. However, the stair from there were closed. Beautiful sight from the river in the morning and at night. Take the water taxi there with the Hop on Hop Off service. You can purchase a ticket for $180 baht(under $6) to ride Hop on Hop off to ride the river all day. Asiatigue shuttles start at 4:30 with free service that takes you back BTS later in the night for free after hop on /hop off stops service.

Thank marypatro
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