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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“across the river” (842 reviews)
“steep steps” (343 reviews)
“under renovation” (381 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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"grand palace"
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"wat"
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the must see temples in Bangkok. We loved the architecture and the history. You have to take your time when visiting this temple. There is a lot to see and a lot of information to absorb. It is important to understand Thai culture...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely must see when taking an evening cruise on the river as well as physically going to see the temple. The architecture is beautiful. The details and precise design work is amazing!

Thank Anjani S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A historic & majestic landmark on the Chao Phya River. Both adults & youngsters would enjoy the boatride, too.

Thank tik o
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Reviewed yesterday

The Wat is easily accessible from the river - there is a ferry stop a few metres away. When I was there back in 1990, I climbed the [horrifically steep] stairs, but in 2017 access was prevented. The Wat is plastered and painted white and...More

Thank Emma S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best location in Bangkok not to be missed. It gives one a warm feeling to the soul, to begin with.

Thank LAWRENCE C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very beautiful temple on the bank of Chao Phraya river. Good place for spiritual experience in Thailand. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Thank Jai412
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After you are dine with the sights and have visited all the temples and buildings inside the compound, get a special Thai body or foot massage at the national school massage, by certified students!

Thank Gabriela E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple are full cover with white ceramic tiles,beside have "bling bling" like gold shinning temple around there...is very worth to see by your eye if you never been there. Picture only is picture atleast see thru by your eyes👀

Thank Ting S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this temple a couple of years ago and you could walk up the final steps that took you to a position that gave you very good views over the city. They have now closed this access. The temple only costs 100 baht but not...More

Thank macneillfamily
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is across the river from the grand place and wat pho. It’s a small temple compared to the two which are across the other side. Architecture is good but nothing much

Thank Anup M
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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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anitaey
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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