Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

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Admire the grand and evocative design of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), a towering Buddhist temple located in the heart of Bangkok. Established in the 1600s--but gaining its distinctive porcelain-clad prangs (spires) during the reign of King Rama II in the early 19th century--the temple represents an apex of religious architecture and is one of the best maintained of all buildings commissioned by the Thai monarchy. Open to the public as a place of worship and tourism, the site contains prized artifacts relating to the religious and royal history of Thailand. Plan to visit Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok trip builder .
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  • The temple is beautiful, but it is not possible to visit inside so the visit is very fast. 50bahts cost and worth the ticket.
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  • Building made out of stones and decoration from ceramics cemented into the stones. Unique building. Must visit for first timers.  more »
  • On the left bank of the River, you reach comfortably by boat. It is a wonder, a must in the temples of bankok
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  • Also known as Wat Arun Temple of dawn or the Temple of dawn. This temple is a Buddhist temple located in the Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, the city, on the West Bank of the Chao Phraya River
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