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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun): Tours & Tickets

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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Bangkok
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34 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Reviewed today

Easy accessible via Orange Boat/Gold Flag Boats - at 25baht/30baht from BTS Saphan Taksin. The boat will stop directly at the entrance of the Wat Arun Jetty; Entrance fee is 50Baht - so it was worth it for the temple visit. it is renovated and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wanyyg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a beautiful temple whether in day or night. Such lovely architecture. Ticket to enter the temple is for 50 THB. However, you can still go around the temple without any charge. There is a coffee shop which sells coffee, ice cream and few...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank VarunSahgal
Reviewed yesterday

This is my second time visiting this temple by the river. I had heard that the temple was renovated and it is clean and beautiful now. My only complaint is that there is no longer access to the higher level like there used to be,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank caropratt
Reviewed yesterday

Don't wait until the last minute to enjoy a temple experience in Bangkok. Must use at this place Will be turn next trip with friend

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MarkFK2
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Temple of Dawn was amazing. In addition to being beautiful, the temples reflect Buddhism history and continues to operate by Monks, who will give blessings to visitors.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DEL0102
Reviewed 2 days ago

Did this from the hop on hop off boat tour, It is the best way to see things. Lovely pictures from the river.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see while in Bangkok. The details in the architecture are amazing. Please be respectful and wear something a bit more modest or a sensible cover up. Be sure to explore the property and take your time. The temples have different details and personalities...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RevnedCO
Reviewed 4 days ago

I come in the middle of day. And the weather so Hot. The area is smaller than two temples I visited before also the high area is closed. The stairs looks dangerous, you must step very carefully. But the temple is beautiful, the detail also....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank noviabopi
Reviewed 4 days ago

From Sathorn Pier - take orange flag boat, fare at 15 THB per person only. There are some stops in between but someone announces when it's the Wat Arun stop. The boat takes you directly to the Wat Arun side of the river. Entrance fee...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank bemazing
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice place to visit. Very beautiful. But please go very early or just before close as it’s too busy.

Date of experience: September 2019
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973tanvin
15 July 2019|
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Response from Pat Z | Reviewed this property |
Hello, unfortunately, I have no idea. I did visit some temples today in Chiang Mai and they are all open. Please be careful with taxi drivers telling you that they are closed. They sometimes try to take you elsewhere.
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LuciaPB86
9 June 2019|
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Response from Abhishek_Sh81 | Reviewed this property |
50 Baht each ticket. Equivalent USD also accepted at ticket window in case one is short of Bahts
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val0rih
25 May 2019|
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Response from Sukhdev S | Reviewed this property |
You cannot climb to the top at any time. You can go about 20% of the way up.
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