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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
As featured in 3 Days in Bangkok
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34 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great temple, well maintained & interesting. It was easy to get to. We were there on a really hot day so I would say to vist earlier in the day if possible

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wat Arun is a stunning landmark. Unlike so many wats, the Chedis here are covered in tile. You used to be able to climb way up the main Chedi, but now only to the first level. Do it to get a good view. But stop...More

Thank EC13091
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. Stunning carvings and stunning view. Worth the climb imo. Try to get there early in the day. It's cooler & less people I expect. We wilted when we visited at 3pm!

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful temple!! The art and the way it is built! A must visit if you are around in that area! Perfect for pictures too!

Thank PethaPrakash
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Renu was great guide. She was helpful in suggesting places very accommadating to our needs. We enjoyed our trip. We had good times. Renu takes great photos😍 Thanks Renu😍💕

Thank Irene C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went early in the morning via the express boat (orange flag) so arrived not long after 8am. Few people around and not as hot at that time

Thank Pipirig
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took a canal boat ride which then took me up the river and straight to Wat Arun --- which I think is a very pretty and intricate temple. I liked it more then the others (and the Grand Palace) that I saw earlier in...More

Thank R S
Reviewed 5 days ago

AND there is no shortage of temples in Bangkok. I really enjoyed the (too short) ferry ride across to get to it too. This temple makes for some one of a kind photos - try to go when its not blazing hot out. We made...More

Thank HeidiB4
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth paying to go in and climb Wat Arun. Stunningly beautiful. Prepare your outfit to cover knees and shoulders though they do lend you things to wear at a cost on site.

Thank Nathalie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved this. It was quieter than the other places we visited- unsure if we were just lucky. We took a boat tour that dropped us here which was perfect. Enjoyed marvelling at the scale and detail. Beautiful

Thank Kate M
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Alex F
23 September 2018|
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Response from ErinJE | Reviewed this property |
There are a few dinner cruises on the river and those can be great for seeing the temple at night. They vary in terms of cost and what you get for that so it's helpful to look at a few. If you can splurge, I think the best... More
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a86c
11 August 2018|
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Response from chedesh | Reviewed this property |
You can see the temple only partially from outside. To be precise only the top parts of Pagodas. It’s worth going inside the campus.
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Xuan2501
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Response from dineshkapadiaphd | Reviewed this property |
Dwarka is a small town where one can reach by road via Rajkot/Jamnagar road .The main temple is Dwarkadhish temple.Whereas, Bet Dwarka is 30 KM away from Dwarka town. One has to reach OKha port by road from Dwarka town and... More
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