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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
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US$54.70*
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Private Tour: Bangkok including Wat Arun by...
Ranked #4 of 612 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Like many Thai sites the Temples are beautiful. To have the full effect of Wat Arun, you must climb very steep steps.

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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Close to the Siriraj medical museum. The corn cob prang of this temple is very distinctive. There is a small entrance fee and keep hold of your ticket for readmission.

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Reviewed 7 August 2012

I really liked Wat Arun especially for its architectural style, teh same as you can find in the Ankhor Temples in Cambodia. Every single part of the structure has its own meaning and it is related to another part. Its location facing the river makes it a spectacular view from the river and from the area around it. Next to the temple you can find a nice market where to buy souvenirs and where you can also try to be dressed with a typical costume and make a photo in front of it.

3  Thank erikabello
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Took some really nice pics and the history behind the Temple is also impressive. Climb to the top of the main temple and get a great view! The stairs are kind of scary though...

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

I went later in the day on a Saturday, just before sunset. It was not very crowded at that point and so I could wander and take photos without being rushed or disturbed.

Admission is a reasonable 50 Baht and well worth it. Remember to bring clothes with you to cover your legs and arms so you don't have to rent any (I have gotten in the habit of roaming BKK in linen pants and a tank top but with a long sleeve shirt in my bag for these cases).

The climb up the temple is steep and the steps are narrow but the views from the top are beautiful and it feels very calming up there. You can really get a sense of appreciation for the devotion of those who built the wat.

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