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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“across the river” (842 reviews)
“steep steps” (343 reviews)
“under renovation” (381 reviews)
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158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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+66 2 891 2185
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"across the river"
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"steep steps"
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"under renovation"
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"chao phraya river"
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"grand palace"
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"tha tien pier"
in 93 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 97 reviews
"boat ride"
in 176 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 288 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"reclining buddha"
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"wat"
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"scaffolding"
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Reviewed today

Visited in Jan-18 when the main temple was still being rennovated. We had an afternoon free and decided to do some sightseeing on our own. The very convenient Chao Phraya Express Boat dropped us off right at Wat Arun. The main temple was closed and...More

Thank enriqueofmalacca
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Reviewed today via mobile

This didn’t take much time as you can no longer climb to the top. It is still beautiful to see. Stroller can be brought in but will need to park it to climb stairs. Gets hot fast here as little breeze. Easy access via river...More

Thank Thewsmommy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful temple. Great views from the river, even more beautiful up close. I loved the temple mosaics as well as the hundreds of Buddha’s lining the walls situated on the grounds of Wat Arun. Well worth the time and entry fee. Tip: make sure that...More

Thank Peeryprincess
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Reviewed yesterday

Oldest temple in Bangkok, stunning at night all lit up. All these temples around Bangkok start to look like — this one (and the Reclining Buddha) will stand out in my memory.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun is a must visit. It is a very beautiful sight which rightly displays the true architecture, serenity, and peacefulness which is associated and incorporated in the very veins of Asian Culture. If you enjoy visiting places of religious...More

Thank Tanish G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Becareful for the scammer if they offer you to accros the river with tour. They will ask for expensive price. Actually you can accross the river with only less than 30bath ea. They have good spot for taking picture and if you want to hike...More

Thank 895mel
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Reviewed yesterday

I was in ahhhhh the entire visit to the temple. I could not get enough of the beauty in which I was engulfed.

Thank dsaftu
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ignore the bad reviews of this place, they seem to be there because they did not research first about how to cross the river to get there. Simply - don't take the tourist boat, take the one that the locals use, it's right in the...More

Thank Francesca P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This Temple stands in awe. The building and artwork of this structure is incredible. Our guide Supatsara from MAM Tours was very knowledgeable and we could have spent hours at this temple.

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wat Arun is one of the many amazing temples in Bangkok, which you must visit when you are here. Located beautifully by the river it offers nice views over the city from the top of the temple spear. We went in the afternoon where there...More

Thank SleepTravelRepeat
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amsterdamnyc
8 March 2018|
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Response from AMusgrave01 | Reviewed this property |
Further to the other answers given, the park itself is huge! There are a number of different entrances, depending on which temple you want to see. We hired a local tuk tuk driver for the day, who was incredibly knowledgable... More
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dohaelleithy
4 March 2018|
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Response from Emanuel David A | Reviewed this property |
daytime and not really expensive a few hundred baht
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anitaey
21 December 2017|
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Response from Stacie P | Reviewed this property |
No not the main temple. Worth going to see. My Husband and I went later in the day and got to experience the temple all lit up. from the river. Beautiful.
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