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Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

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Admire the grand and evocative design of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), a towering Buddhist temple located in the heart of Bangkok. Established in the 1600s--but gaining its distinctive porcelain-clad prangs (spires) during the reign of King Rama II in the early 19th century--the temple represents an apex of religious architecture and is one of the best maintained of all buildings commissioned by the Thai monarchy. Open to the public as a place of worship and tourism, the site contains prized artifacts relating to the religious and royal history of Thailand. Plan to visit Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok trip builder.
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  • Easy to get to from the Hop on Hop off boat. Directions to the tourist entry could be clearer. Overall, a beautiful and intricate temple. Visited on NYE so it was very busy and they were setting up... 
    Easy to get to from the Hop on Hop off boat. Directions to the tourist entry could be clearer. Overall, a beautiful and intricate temple. Visited on NYE so it was very busy and they were setting up...  more »
  • A magnificent temple, it is the third time in 7 years but each time it is a marvel. I must say it was rather hot, especially when you have to climb a lot. A part of the temple is closed now as the... 
    A magnificent temple, it is the third time in 7 years but each time it is a marvel. I must say it was rather hot, especially when you have to climb a lot. A part of the temple is closed now as the...  more »
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  • Cool place. I am very glad that Thailand has such a respectful attitude towards its rich culture. The entire territory of the temple looks very beautiful and well-kept. The skill and imagination of the sculptors amazes me. The entrance ticket costs 100 baht, and also at the entrance, all visitors are given a bottle of water along with the ticket. You can also get to the other side of the river by boat for just 5 baht. I recommend to try to see the beauty of the temple when you cross the river by boat.
  • One of the iconic temple with a very unique design. The temple located next to the river. We travel there by cruise from icon Siam to there is about 30 baht single ticket. We love the temple. Its beauty is timeless. One of a must visit place when you are in Bangkok :)))

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