Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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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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< 1 hour
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Alexander Mokretsov
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia1,628 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Amazing temple of exceptional architectural value, but also super positive energy. Great place for meditation and praying as well as enjoying the beauty of the buildings.
Written 5 June 2023
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P V
167 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Fabulous place. Wasn't able to visit the palace as there was some celebration on the day. All the surrounding areas are very beautiful with fabulous sculptors. The entrance ticket costs 100 bahts.
I would recommend visiting all the attractions before heading across the river by boat. Please haggle well as we got ripped off and someone else mentioned it costs no more 10-15 bahts.
Written 2 June 2023
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Talamascavichy
Vichy, France19 contributions
May 2023 • Family
We rented a boat to go here in April 2023,the weather was very warm, but the temple was really beautiful and detailed😊can be hard to visit for smaller kids since a lot of steps and since the warmth.
Written 18 May 2023
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Wing669892
20 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Just to provide information that there is disability toilet inside the paid area, next to the female toilet. However, if you wants to get on the Wat Arun, there are only steep stairs.
Written 30 April 2023
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paulynyyy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,049 contributions
Apr 2023
We visited Wat Arun around 2.30pm, it was scorching hot, however, there are shady places for us to rest.

This temple is very beautiful and great for photos. The stairs are steep and narrow, however, after we climbed up, we were rewarded with the best scenery overlooking Choa Phraya river.

Best to wear tops with sleeves and long pants, or bring a shawl to cover as sign of respect.

Worth a visit!
Written 19 April 2023
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Barb N
Port Coquitlam, Canada287 contributions
Jan 2023
Beautiful location. You will be walking to great heights (optional if you don't want to but well worth it). We went closer to sunset and had spectacular photos. Make sure to take up close photos too. Also take photos from different angles.
Written 13 April 2023
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,159 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is definitely one of the famous and most beautiful spots in Bangkok. Its prangs are simply impressive, especially the central one which is 70meters high! To get there we took one of the "taxi rivers" or boats navigating the Chao Phraya River, which was cheap and very convenient. Before roaming around the complex, we rented some traditional Thai costumes for only 200 Bahts and took lots of photos posing while wearing them. It was a really fun experience! 😀
Written 13 April 2023
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Marco M
Gothenburg, Sweden378 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Really amazing architecture, close to the river, which makes the visit even more impressive. You should plan to visit before it closes, and stay for the sunset, when the color of the pinnacles become unparalleled beautiful. A must-see in Bangkok!
Written 12 April 2023
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cart159
York, UK20 contributions
Mar 2023
We arrived by hop-on hop-off boat on the river to one of their piers. Entrance was 100 Bahts cash each and included a small bottle of water which was welcomed. We had a walk around the beautiful site and loved the decorated buildings. We climbed some steps up one of the temples which were extremely steep and without handles which were not for the faint hearted! We attended on a Sunday and there were lots of young locals here who were dressed in beautiful costumes for photo opportunites.
We had to wait in a long queue for the local water taxi to cross the river to leave the site and to go to Wat Pho.
Written 10 April 2023
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JDZatSF
San Francisco, CA1,039 contributions
Feb 2023
The Temple of Dawn is a great temple to visit and it is an iconic sight along the river. I really like seeing it!
Written 9 April 2023
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