Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

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Admire the grand and evocative design of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), a towering Buddhist temple located in the heart of Bangkok. Established in the 1600s--but gaining its distinctive porcelain-clad prangs (spires) during the reign of King Rama II in the early 19th century--the temple represents an apex of religious architecture and is one of the best maintained of all buildings commissioned by the Thai monarchy. Open to the public as a place of worship and tourism, the site contains prized artifacts relating to the religious and royal history of Thailand. Plan to visit Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok trip builder .
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  • Probably enjoyed this self guided walk around the Wat as much as any we looked at in Thailand. Very cool architecture and enough space to feel comfortable. Don’t hesitate to take the boat across the r...  more »
  • very nice and certainly in the evening with lighting be careful with opening times. (best check here) definitely worth to visit
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  • Wat Arun is very nice from the outside, an exceptional architecture, different from other temples with lots of small details. But we stay here, we can't go home. To take a river shuttle on the Chao Phraya River.
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  • Also known as Wat Arun Temple of dawn or the Temple of dawn. This temple is a Buddhist temple located in the Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, the city, on the West Bank of the Chao Phraya River
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