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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
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34 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday

Thailand is full of beautiful Buddha temples and shrines, and this is the granddaddy of them all. Truly awe-inspiring in its design and construction. Best visited by boat. If you come by taxi you will be dropped off and the taxi disappears due to parking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bison405
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A functioning temple, Wat arun is worth a visit. Visitors are charged a small entrance fee. Lovely architecture. Visitors must adhere to dress code

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Singhbond
Reviewed yesterday

another beautiful temple well worth a visit we took the ferry from central pier and travelled along the river at a cost of 100 baht then we had to take another ferry to take us to eat arun at a cost of 4 baht, some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 64tommys
Reviewed yesterday

I am not sure why I liked this temple so much. All the temple in Bangkok we visited were amazing but this one I really liked. It might be because you have to take a boat to get there, and it was later in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travelhappylady
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wat Arun is such an amazingly beautiful Wat. I was totally impressed by its intricate carvings and design. The entrance fee costs 50 Baht per person and it’s worth every penny. One is not allowed to climb to the top but you can climb half...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank crankieduckie
Reviewed yesterday

We had the opportunity to visit this temple close to sunset. Amazing how wonderful this place can be

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan H
Reviewed yesterday

Recommend arrival from the river on local ferry. We arrived an hour before opening time. This was lucky as we ventured to the streets behind the temple near the navel base and had a delicious Pad Thai breakfast. Temple was stunning. Couldn’t help think it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AussieMig
Reviewed yesterday

Wat Arun is a good one as it is not as big as other temples. It also has beautiful spots for photos and to appreciate.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 8830Ch
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited Was Arun at sunset and it was unbelievably beautiful. I highly recommend the boat trip before that takes you around the canals and then drops you off at What Arun. The architecture of the temple is beautiful and take time to really appreciate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelbyMM
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple is best viewed from the river. It is beautiful during the day and stunning by night. This is a must see site in Bangkok.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glen T
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31 December 2018|
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Response from C3981VPpatb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. We took a river taxi about 10:30 in the morning and it was totally crowded when we arrived. I'm sure it's on this website. Also...be sure to wear a shirt with some sleeves or they will make you rent... More
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 .
1 November 2018|
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