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Address: 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
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This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in...

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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Great place if it is not under scaffolding for repairs.

This is a great Wat for climbing the steps and getting great views of the river and surrounding areas. The photo ops are also good of the temple area. In late Feb 2017 the main... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great Wat for climbing the steps and getting great views of the river and surrounding areas. The photo ops are also good of the temple area. In late Feb 2017 the main part was completely covered in scaffolding fir maintenance, so we could not climb for the great views, but I have been here before and really... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to admire from outside the paid admission area because of the restoration that was going on. Looks like it is a beautiful temple, but it's too bad we couldn't see it in its full glory!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although a beautiful temple, when we visited it was undergoing quite heavy works so it was under scaffolding which was quite disappointing. Nevertheless it's a beautiful temple but I would say if you are strapped for time, this is the one to miss.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

beautiful temple, however still under construction. we took a ferry boat to get there. temple entrance fee 50 baht

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wat Arun is a beautiful temple site and you should take the time to visit. The ferry is very close to the Wat Pho and costs about 10 cents USD to cross the river. Because of its location it is not overrun with tourists and is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sadly it was under renovations while I visited but nevertheless I enjoyed the chance to see this historical spot. There is a good souvenirs market right outside which is worth a look at while you wait for your boat.

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Thank A M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The grounds are a lot bigger than we imagined... just kept going. Great place to visit and wander. We where there on a Friday and it wasn't too busy. The temple of the reclining Buddha is there. This was the highlight of our visit to Bangkok.

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed wandering around the grounds here and viewing the temple, though there is quite a bit of construction/mending happening at present that took away from the magic of the larger structure, which would have been spectacular without all the scaffolding.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wat Arun is walk-able from Wat Pho(5-7 mins walk). You need to cross river chao phraya via ferry. Time 8:30a.m.-5:30pm Entry Charges 100 Baht/person Camera Allowed Yes Best time to visit Morning/Evening(Sunrise/Sunset time) Ideal time to cover 1.5-2hrs wat Arun is very awesome place on the other side of river. it is very peaceful and scenic place due to its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Funny way to get there. Catch the small boat and cruise to other side of river. Worth a visit when in Bangkok!

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