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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, 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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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“across the river” (824 reviews)
“steep steps” (340 reviews)
“under renovation” (379 reviews)
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158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another beautiful Buddhist temple complex just north of the river. Right before entering the Wat, on the left there is a small temple where you can pay homage by offering incense or lotus flowers. There are also a couple of monks in there providing blessing...More

Thank Jimmy K
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Reviewed yesterday

visited just for seeing the temples nyc place totally clean we were soo busy on watching the temple that we dint even noticed that we have not clicked a pic olso ..........elegantly constructed huge are as well as maintained

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Reviewed yesterday

Highly pictured (especially night view), elegantly constructed, huge area and well maintained, Wat Arun is my #1 among Bangkoko Wats to visit. Despite not an easy place to reach, don't miss it!

Thank tan32016
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Reviewed yesterday

Wat arun just across the river from the Grand palace 15bhts to get across on the boats that go up and down river all day temple entrance fee 50bhts pp another temple that is worth seeing a lot smaller but lovely

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I paid 50 baht to enter, but couldn’t see anything different than from outside. Rather enjoy the view from the rooftop bar from the Sala Rattanakosin from across the river!

Thank Katrin R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place, beautiful and you can feel the spirit but you cannot go inside only to go 1 floor with the sters and took a picture. I'm not sure it's worth it if you don't have enought time in BKK unless you visit at the...More

Thank Sean G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful temple well worth a visit, Remember to cover up you arms and legs to get access, If you need to cover up you can rent some clothing at the entrance

Thank Barryboy1965
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’re in Bangkok this attraction is a must do. It is beautiful and magical. We get the by walk from the nearest MRT station. Walked through a residential area what was breathtaking and it’s seemed like there is not too many tourists wandering around....More

Thank End33
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing Temple this a must see if you just want one got blessed by a monk history and beauty abounds here

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Magnificently decorated temple - tall, steep sided, ornate and if you're able to venture up the outside staircases, offering a great view of the river and the buildings beyond. We visited during the mid afternoon, and it was hot, but the grounds were not over...More

Thank David G
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amsterdamnyc
7 March 2018|
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Response from AMusgrave01 | Reviewed this property |
Further to the other answers given, the park itself is huge! There are a number of different entrances, depending on which temple you want to see. We hired a local tuk tuk driver for the day, who was incredibly knowledgable... More
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dohaelleithy
4 March 2018|
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Response from Emanuel David A | Reviewed this property |
daytime and not really expensive a few hundred baht
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20 December 2017|
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Response from Stacie P | Reviewed this property |
No not the main temple. Worth going to see. My Husband and I went later in the day and got to experience the temple all lit up. from the river. Beautiful.
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