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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.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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“across the river” (749 reviews)
“steep steps” (326 reviews)
“under renovation” (370 reviews)
158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here after Wat Po. This place is not as busy as Wat Po. You need to takea public boat to go there.

Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed yesterday

Another Wat -temple - on our tour. Our guide gave us a full tour of this complex. Just amazing. Visited in the rain, but that didn't deter us. Respectable dress code required, and silence in the temples. Very busy as the Grand Palace and the...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing place to see, the design on the exterior of the temple is incredible. Slight negative is that I didn’t see any kid of map/signs detailing layout of temple. By chance whilst heading to the ferry we saw another entrance and within we found...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was no my first time. But always gave me a different experience. This is an area for photographers. A place you can’t to miss it

Thank Micentury
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Wat Arun on a rainy, October day. It was incredible. Arrived by boat, the view from the river is stunning. As you approach, the level of detail becomes more clear. It is very impressive. There is a temple space in the back that...More

Thank kelshanman
Reviewed 2 days ago

The temple has really nice, beautiful and intricate architecture - a must visit for tourists. The history and stories behind the temple is really interesting.

Thank 123MmJj123
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have just had a fantastic 6 hour trip from our hotel, by bus (14 bhat), ferry (4 and 3.5 bhat) and entry into the temple of dawn 50 bhat. There are numerous ferry crossings and uninterrupted by the funeral preparations (the Royal Palace is...More

Thank KevinShore
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is best visited before/after visiting Wat Pho. Take the ferry across the river for just 4 Bhat and you’ll be right next to this magnificent complex. Entry is cheap at just 50 Bhat and you can spend 45 minutes to an hour exploring...More

Thank Niklas J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple. Lots of little details to admire. Well maintained and clean. Worth seeing both day and night time. Stairs going up are very steep, not suitable for older people or those with mobility problems.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Magical temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya river. Much easier to access on week-ends with traffic a fraction of the weekday intensity. The spires rise some 70 meters and are covered in delightfully arranged broken Chinese ceramic pieces. The colour patterns captivate from...More

Thank sol500
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Emily R
26 September 2017|
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Response from Rohitrtga | Reviewed this property |
Yes open ANd too much construction and maintains going on
Luriana T
8 September 2017|
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Response from Cristina S | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall reading any constrain about that. I do not believe it will be a problem.
Sandra L
3 September 2017|
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Response from Chom L | Reviewed this property |
halo Sandra, if you want to check out the sunrise view you will need to stay overnight at Manohara hotel and join the sunrise tour which starts at 4am, before the official opening hours. however it won't be cheap as you will... More