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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai (Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river), 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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158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai (Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river), Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to this temple many times beside i like to see about the temple which is it has many carving on the wall also any statues in this temple. I also like to buy my favorite pork skin. I strongly suggest for non...More

Thank 933julianim
Reviewed yesterday

Really beautiful temple with a little bit another ambience than in others. I like its kind of raw style.

Thank Kory K
Reviewed yesterday

Having just returned from Wat Arun, 2 days ago, I can probably provide a fairly accurate review of the attraction. The temple is under renovation and it does look a bit odd. I have been here in 2015, so it is a bit disappointing that...More

Thank nrm77
Reviewed yesterday

Very beautiful attraction in Bangkok. Easily accessible by the tourist boat. Can explore the beautiful grounds at no cost. Can enter main temple gate and climb up steps (but still not able to go inside) for 50 Baht. Get 'blessings' from the Monk and buy...More

Thank Sherm67
Reviewed yesterday

the three main temples to visit is the temple of the dawn the grand palace and the reclining budda if you want to see all three do this one first in the early morning and watch the sun rise its the best time to see...More

Thank Michael d
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a Small place but it was really good to see. There are many animal statues and cats :) . We took some good pictures in here.

Thank Vivy A
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like to see different temples during your visit it's a good place to go but if you don't have much time I would say rather go to the Grand Palace.

Thank LoveThaiifoodAndMore
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit and a must see in Bangkok! Although we didn't go inside, the periphery of the temple was so vast there was enough to see. It's a beautiful place to visit.

Thank Ashley I
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice temple, worth a visit. Personally I enjoyed a lot the tour, starting and finalizing by a speed boat ride and the explanations of my guide, while not the best temple I've seen. Place is not that big, so don't expect to spend hours...More

Thank Leg0las
Reviewed 4 days ago

It takes a 4THB ferry ride one-way from near the Wat Pho. Renovation was in progress in June 2017. Yet it was a sight to behold. Intricate carvings and a very calm place. The best view is from across the river after sunset when the...More

Thank PrasRaj_BLR
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Calling M
how much is the entery fee?
24 May 2017|
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Response from Pedro F | Reviewed this property |
For foreigners, the temple charges an entrance fee of 50 baht (as of December 2016)
Hi, I was reading that Tha Tien pier is closed for renovation and the Chai Phraya express boat is not stopping here. Can anyone tell me if this is true or not
20 May 2017|
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Response from Didier G | Reviewed this property |
Not true. It was open few days ago 🙏👋
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Hi, is the construction complete yet? I want to visit Wat Arun near the end of May. Thanks!
3 May 2017|
Response from viajerosolitario28 | Reviewed this property |
I think not. I went in June 2016 and was told that he still had two years left. If I was not fooled, it should not be over
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