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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Bangkok
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34 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

...but you don‘t need that much time. Just take the cheap ferry from Wat Pho and back - It won‘t take you more than an hour

Thank 778stefang
Reviewed yesterday

very nice temple made of chinese porcelane. looks beautiful and it is really different that other temples. really worth visiting.

Thank Raffik00001
Reviewed 2 days ago

A magnificent example of craftmanship. The many steps were very steep though and with no handrails it was a bit scary at times given there was some drizzle when we were there

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the few locations we visited in Bangkok and this is definitely worth the trip! It's even better close to sunset as you will also have the night view. We took the boat (4BHT) to cross the river which is way cheaper...More

Thank picsou372
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Peaceful and great temple but lot of commercial activity going around which spoils the beauty. Boat trips operating from there by private operators which is not worth and should be avoided.

Thank NIKNIT13
Reviewed 4 days ago

And to think I nearly gave this a miss! Just amazing, make sure you take a close look at the extaordinary amount of detail, and explore the nooks and crannies for some unexpected details. Best to go by Express boat, either early in the morning...More

Thank GlobeTrotting791973
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It only takes a short while to take in Wat Arun but we are glad it was on our agenda while in Bangkok. The temple itself is striking and well worth crossing the river for from Wat Pho.

Thank RollingWithTheStones
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing temple, the carvings the mosaics, your eyes couldn't take it all in, so much to see. This has to be a must on your sight seeing trip.

Thank suenorfolk444
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice & colorful mosaic Like all the statues ,garuda,& the Chinese urns. Very beautiful & unique temple

1  Thank pawitsarah
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This temple was one of my favorites! It was not nearly as crowded as the Palace or Wat Pho. I like how it is also not too large of an area so you are able to appreciate its beauty more. Do not take the tourist...More

1  Thank dpierre87
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Ajeng H
1 November 2018|
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Response from BoThet | Reviewed this property |
Flip flop is no problem . But for the TOP , you need to cover the shoulder.And for the bottom , u need to cover the the kneel . Btw , you can buy some clothes there with 100~150 Baht .
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Ajeng H
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Response from Chix C | Reviewed this property |
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28 September 2018|
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Response from Key1Kim | Reviewed this property |
It’s free for Thai. ;)
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