Wat Arun

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General Information

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The temple gets its name from the Hindu god, Aruna who is often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. The temple was built in the 17th century, but its magnificent spires of a Khmer style were not added until the 19th century. The temple underwent a major restoration in 1980. Today, it stands as a place of worship that offers so much architectural beauty. It is also a landmark of Bangkok and it is said that the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence.

Getting there

The temple is situated on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. You can get to the temple by using the 40, 149 or 177 buses.

Opening Times and Admission

The temple is open daily, 8am-5.30pm. Admission to the temple comes at a cost of 50Baht. Dress appropriately or you will be refused entry, there is cover up clothing available to rent from stalls outside the temple.

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  • 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
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  • +66 2 891 2185

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Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 15:43



The sight of Bangkok


This is the sight of bangkok for me, architecture and history. Only downside was how busy it was but that might have just been an off event.

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