Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
4.5
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • Back-in-the-saddle
    United Kingdom91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place not to be missed
    Without doubt, a 'must see' on anybody's itinerary. Easily accessed by the 'hop on hop off' boat which stops right outside. Entry costs 100 Baht and that includes a small bottle of water which I think makes a great memento. I would think the best time to visit is in the morning due to the position of the sun, this is, after all, the Temple of Dawn. Whenever you visit, allow plenty of time as there is lots to see and try to take in. There are good amenities with toilets, drink/ snack facilities and a few places selling souvenirs.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Yully
    Honolulu, Hawaii1,112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    more tourists and picture taking
    I used to love this temple most in Bangkok area but there was so many people in traditional costume to take pictures by the each corner of tower and they blocked others. They dressed very nice but stopped in the middle of the stairs, halls, everywhere and seemed they didn't care other tourists. Hope they will preserve and maintain the temple well.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Momomomy
    Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful temple
    Temple of Dawn is located neryby river side. We go by grab car and walk a few minute. The we came is sunny but we took a lot of photo becauase of clear sky. They have shop to rent costume for Thai period also. But I am not sure about price.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Alessio0575
    Monza, Italy173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit ti Wat Arun
    An absolute MUST-SEE in Bangkok. We went in the morning and we were lucky to have a sunny day. The temple ceramics and statues were shining, and amazing place to be and to visit with so many local people taking pictures in traditional costumes. I suggest to take one of the river boats to get there...alternatively from city centre the Metro stops just 10minutes walk from the temple entrance
    Visited July 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Anamika T
    363 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful architecture
    Wat Arun is also called Temple of Dawn. We visited as part of the Palace and Temple tour at afternoon. It has beautiful architecture and many people were there for photo session wearing traditional Thai dresses. However temple has steep stairs so it might not be possible to climb for old people or small kids. The temple lights up at night and looks totally magnificent.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Myra K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Architecture
    We visited as part of the Palace and Temple tour in the afternoon. It has beautiful architecture. we recommend taking an umbrella and a well-prepared camera to take all of this beautiful memory. and you can see Wat Arun in 10 baht coins.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Xu
    China2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    We visited as part of the Palace and Temple tour in the afternoon. It has beautiful architecture. we recommend taking an umbrella and a well-prepared camera to take all of this beautiful memory. and you can see Wat Arun in 10 baht coins.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Angelo Valentino Krause
    Manama, Bahrain96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Temple of Dawn.
    In between the hustle and bustle of Bangkok lies one of the marvels of the 17th century named after Hindu God Aruna. The sheer breathtaking view of this masterpiece captures all its visitors with its stone carved walls and steep steps almost like it was leading to the heavens. Its also visited by many newly married couples that use the backdrop for thier couples photos and photoshoots. This is a must see attaction on your visit to Thailand.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
  • rz0dcr
    Sheffield, United Kingdom279 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place to visit
    This was the first attraction we visited in Bangkok, we approached it via one of the many boats available. It was busy but you could still take photos, it worth noting you can’t take photos in the temple but for me there whole architecture of the temple is better. I think we were here no longer than 1.5 hrs before moving on.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, Massachusetts1,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a working temple!
    And an important one at that, with a strong intellectual presence and past. The Chinese-inspired buildings and ceramics are stunning, but tourists here, especially farangs, are just optional extras and should show some respect and decency - also in reviews. Guys, you're just tolerated here; live up to it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 20 October 2023
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Joey H
Milan, Italy5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The views are very breathtaking. I loved the artwork that is presented on the minutes snand the walls as each of them have a special story behind them
Written 21 May 2024
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Nico O
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It's a very beautiful place. Despite the construction going on, absolutely gorgeous. Make sure to check the offers to dress up in national costumes.
Written 19 May 2024
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T N
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Stunning. Far better than the Grand Palace and nowhere near as busy. Easy to get to, including a great little boat ride across the river.
Written 16 May 2024
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Pichayapak Khundee
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Although I waited for while to visit Wat Arun, I'm happy that I was able to make time to share my experience with a childhood friend. There is so much to take in here. The ground are quite expansive and the buildings too numerous to list. It is best to look at my photos since a picture is worth a thousand words. We arrived early in the day to avoid the heat since there is not a lot of shade to protect you from the searing sun. There are drinks and ice blocks available to cool give you a respite while waiting for your return boat to your point of departure.
Written 15 May 2024
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Jasmine F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Wat Arun is absolutely a place you should visit when in Bangkok. I arrived before sunset, around 5 pm, as they close at 6 pm. It’s on Friday. Be ready for crowds if you come around this time. The weather is already not too hot, and the sky displays its prettiest blue and yellow colors. Outside the entrance gate, you'll find many shops that rent traditional clothes for taking pictures, all of them beautiful. The temple has many intricate details. As the sun sets, the sky transitions from orange to pinkish-purple. It’s also recommended to observe this temple during sunset time as it looks majestic.
Written 9 May 2024
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anejoyce
Su-ngai Kolok, Thailand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
เมื่อวันก่อน อยากไปถ่ายภาพวัดอรุณ เพราะอยากได้รูปนำไปลงในเวบ WEIBO ของจีน
จึงไปที่ท่าเรือวัดโพธิ์ อยู่ฝั่งตรงข้าม เยื้องๆนิดหน่อย วัดอรุณเป็นแลนด์มาร์คของประเทศไทย เป็นที่สนใจของชาวต่างชาติเป็นอย่างยิ่ง ที่ท่าเรือชาวต่างชาติ ทั้ง ชาวจีน ฝรั่ง เกาหลี ญี่ปุ่นแน่นมาก แทบไม่มีที่จุดยืนถ่ายภาพ
แต่ในวันนี้ท้องฟ้าค่อนข้างปิด จึงได้ท้องฟ้ายามเย็นไม่ค่อยสวย แต่ช่วงทไวไลท์ก็พอใช้ได้
ข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม แปลมาจาก วิกิพิเดีย
" Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan Or known for short as Wat Arun, is an ancient temple built in the Ayutthaya period , named Wat Chaeng because King Tak finished the battle and returned with his army in the morning. It is said that it was originally called the Olive Temple and later became the Olive Nok Temple. Because another temple had been built in the same district. But it's in the Bangkok Yai canal. The villagers called the newly built temple Wat Olive Nai ( Wat Nuan Noradit ) and then called Wat Olive, which is at the mouth of the Bangkok Yai Canal, Wat Olive Nok. As for the reason the name was changed to Wat Chaeng, it is believed that when King Thonburi He established the capital at Thonburi in 1767 and arrived in front of this temple at dawn. Therefore, the new name was given to Wat Chaeng."
Written 6 May 2024
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Rose M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Gorgeous display of Thai craftsmanship and history. Temple is surrounded by traditional Thai clothing renters if that’s your thing, you can get pictures wearing traditional clothing. The Buddha is a must stop. More respect should be shown for the temple as many people litter. Steps are very steep so be ready
Written 6 May 2024
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Mahdiahmadizade
Tehran, Iran51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
When you enter the temple,your eyes only catches the beauty of the structure.you want to just see the temple for some hours and enjoy the details.if you visit in the morning you can enjoy more.
Written 5 May 2024
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Fri
Mombasa, Kenya29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
You will board a ferry to and fro and pay for it each time.
There wasn't much going on, but it is a nice scenery for photo shoots, which was evident from the wedding photography I witnessed there.
Beware: The stairs are too steep.
Written 3 May 2024
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woodyxin
New York City, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
"Li Ming Temple in Thailand is a sanctuary of serenity and spiritual renewal. Its majestic architecture harmoniously blends traditional Thai design with profound symbolism, creating an ambiance of profound tranquility. From the moment you step foot within its sacred grounds, you're enveloped by a sense of awe-inspiring beauty and profound spirituality. The meticulously crafted statues, intricate carvings, and lush surroundings all contribute to an atmosphere that inspires introspection and reverence. Visiting Li Ming Temple is not just a journey for the senses; it's a transformative experience that nourishes the soul and leaves an indelible imprint of peace and enlightenment."
Written 2 May 2024
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