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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, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday

While travelling with Family we had a Long boat river ride that stopped at Wat Arun. This is a spectacular temple, that's definitely worth the walk around. It's a nice photo opportunity, but you can walk around and see all in 15 minutes. Worth the...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A much smaller temple in comparison to Grand Palace and Wat Po. Entrance fee was about 50 bhat. You can climb up about a quarter of the way up the main tower and see a nice river view. Watch out for selfie sticks and people...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Luckily for us, we arrived just after a massive rain storm. This meant that it was empty when we arrived. Very peaceful and joyous experience, one of the main highlights of Bangkok. Access is easy via river taxi that drops you off right outside the...More

Thank julian13488
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this place! The architecture is amazing. I could spend hours exploring the temple and surrounding places. Not suitable for young kids as there are stairs that are too high. Wear appropriate clothing though (legs and shoulders covered). 50THB entry fee for foreigners.

Thank N G
Reviewed 2 days ago

DEfinitely worth swinging ast, but don't expect too much. It;s a very small site and not much going on - much moe impressive to see from further away say across the river. Still worth a quick visit I suppose

Thank TheArmchair
Reviewed 2 days ago

A temple that should not be missed when visiting Bangkok. Try to visit it at dawn and enjoy the views of the Bangkok concrete jungle.

Thank Tourist1337
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a very pretty historical temple situated on Chao Praya River's bank. Can easity accessible both by car & by boat. This temple has just been renovated recently. Highly recommend to visit. Please spare at least 1 hours to walk around, climb up to the...More

Thank Tote919
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its wonderful beauty with grand. Take the boat from central pier stop wat Arun. Dress good :). I love this whith impressiv tempel

Thank Sebastian007_12
Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple is relatively quiet than the other ones such the reclining Buddha. I climbed one of the tower, be careful as the stairs quite steep. But once you got up there, its quite an amazing view. After the visit, you can just sit outside...More

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This beautiful temple has been covered in scaffolding for the past couple of years, so I have been waiting to visit to see the finished results. The mosaic work and detail on this temple is quite beautiful. We caught the tourist ferry from Saphan Taksin...More

Thank rhondazzz
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12 July 2018|
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Response from Evi P | Reviewed this property |
You can get to wat arun by car. We asked our driver to take us there by car.
11 July 2018|
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Response from wanderfullylostc2018 | Reviewed this property |
For me, the “best” one to visit is Wat Pho because of its unique reclining buddha. The next one is the Grand Palace but I find the entrance fee a bit pricey but still worth visiting.
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28 June 2018|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
From dawn till dark