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Wat Arun

4.5/5897 Reviews
Temple
Monday-Sunday 8:30-17:30
158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600
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About Wat Arun

Wat Arun is a prominent Buddhist temple located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Yai District. It is one of the few temples that remain from Thailand’s Chakri dynasty. The temple’s most distinctive feature is the central Khmer-style tower. Glazed porcelain tiles and seashells cover the exterior, giving the entire complex a brilliant shine, particularly in the early morning light. For many years Wat Arun housed the famous Emerald Buddha, before it was moved to Wat Phra Kaew in 1785. As one of Bangkok’s beloved temples, this is certainly an attraction visitors won’t want to miss.

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  • 耶路撒冷的牛牛
    5.0

    This trip to Bangkok has been the fifth brush, the previous several times have been to the Grand Palace, Jade Buddha Temple and other places, but has not been to the Zhengwang Temple, this is the iron heart must go to the Zhengwang Temple to see, it is unavoidable to miss because of the itinerary, so this time I first arranged to visit the Zhengwang Temple, originally intended to pass at three or four o'clock in the afternoon, but because there was a rare rainstorm. It didn't stop until four o'clock, so the rain stopped immediately. [Coordinates] Zheng Wangmiao is located on the Bank of the Mekonan River. It can be passed by boat or by car. The route of boat ride is to sit under the Dawn Temple at N8 Station at Shatun Wharf, and walk straight to the Dawn Temple. The fare of 50beht is 50. [History] The Temple of King Zheng, so its name means a temple in memory of Zheng Zhao, the Thai King of Chinese descent. The emperor drove away the Burmese invaders and founded the Tunwuli Dynasty. It is said that he came all the way to the Chaonan River during the war and visited the temple at dawn, so he later renamed it Dawn Temple. However, the dynasty died and was rebuilt in 1842 by the then King of Thailand, expanding into the present form. Zheng Wang Temple is also called the Eastern Eiffel Tower, because the Mahayana Tower in the middle is very high and there are four small Buddhist pagodas beside it. Before going in, you can pay attention to the following small animals carved stone, such as pigs, elephants, monkeys and so on. The ticket price here is 50 baht. The cost-effective ratio is quite high. You can see the big pagoda when you go in a short distance. This side can climb up. Although you can't reach the top of the pagoda, you can also see the scenery of the Mekong River on both sides of the Taiwan Strait after climbing. Five pagodas are inlaid with ceramic tiles from China. Of course, there are many pearls and jade. You can see a knight riding on the top of the pagoda. The tower is white, especially bright under the sunset. If you have time, it's quite enjoyable to suggest sitting on the stairs and watching the sunset quietly.

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  • 206****816
    5.0

    Zheng Wang Temple, built in the Dacheng Dynasty, is one of the most famous Royal temples in Thailand. Its area is second only to that of the Grand Palace. Its ticket price is only one tenth of that of the Grand Palace.

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  • _GG2****8438
    5.0

    Fantastic!

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  • GLSQ_****4961
    5.0

    Hands down my favorite temple in Bangkok. Wat Arun literally translates to Temple of Dawn, but being there for sunset is also a real treat for your eyes. From the top of the stupa you can get beautiful views of the city and sweeping views of the Chao Phraya river. It's a wonderful and peaceful place to take in the beauty of the city. The first time I visited I arrived by boat, which is a great way to experience Wat Arun. The garden is very nice too, a great place to just sit, read and relax. And the temple itself is beautiful. This is a must visit (in my opinion) for anyone visiting Bangkok.

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  • GLSQ_****4961
    5.0

    Hands down my favorite temple in Bangkok. Wat Arun literally translates to Temple of Dawn, but being there for sunset is also a real treat for your eyes. From the top of the stupa you can get beautiful views of the city and sweeping views of the Chao Phraya river. It's a wonderful and peaceful place to take in the beauty of the city. The first time I visited I arrived by boat, which is a great way to experience Wat Arun. The garden is very nice too, a great place to just sit, read and relax. And the temple itself is beautiful. This is a must visit (in my opinion) for anyone visiting Bangkok.

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  • GLSQ_****5666
    5.0

    Breathtaking, beautiful ancient temple in the heart of Bangkok. The best time to visit Wat Arun is in the early morning.

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  • Matthew Crompton
    5.0

    Stunning Khmer-style spires mosaiced with millions of tile fragments left behind centuries ago by a passing Chinese merchant junk, Wat Arun is perhaps the most striking single temple in Bangkok. Better still, while the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha (especially) and Wat Pho tend to draw big tourist crowds, Wat Arun across the river is a comparatively quiet and laid-back scene. Climb the central spire for amazing views out over the Chao Phraya river and the buildings of modern Bangkok in the distance.

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  • Matthew Crompton
    5.0

    Stunning Khmer-style spires mosaiced with millions of tile fragments left behind centuries ago by a passing Chinese merchant junk, Wat Arun is perhaps the most striking single temple in Bangkok. Better still, while the Chapel of the Emerald Buddha (especially) and Wat Pho tend to draw big tourist crowds, Wat Arun across the river is a comparatively quiet and laid-back scene. Climb the central spire for amazing views out over the Chao Phraya river and the buildings of modern Bangkok in the distance.

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  • Barri Tsavaris
    5.0

    Don't skip this temple! Across the river from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, Wat Arun is slightly out of the way, but well worth the added effort. Built largely from remnants of Chinese porcelain, the facade is gorgeous to see up close...no two areas look the same. Climbing all the way up the central spire can be frightening if you have a fear of heights -- the steps are steep and narrow -- but the view from the top is stunning.

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  • Barri Tsavaris
    5.0

    Don't skip this temple! Across the river from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, Wat Arun is slightly out of the way, but well worth the added effort. Built largely from remnants of Chinese porcelain, the facade is gorgeous to see up close...no two areas look the same. Climbing all the way up the central spire can be frightening if you have a fear of heights -- the steps are steep and narrow -- but the view from the top is stunning.

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