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Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) Review

If this riverside spot is inspiring at sunrise, it's even more marvelous toward dusk, when the setting sun throws amber tones over the entire area. The temple's design is symmetrical, with a square courtyard containing five Khmer-style prangs. The central prang, which reaches 282 feet, is surrounded by four attendant prangs at each of the corners. All five are covered in mosaics made from broken pieces of Chinese porcelain. Energetic visitors can climb the steep steps to the top of the lower level for the view over the Chao Phraya; the less ambitious can linger in the small park by the river, a peaceful spot to gaze across at the city.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Arun Amarin Rd., Thonburi, Bangkok, 10600 | Map It
  • Phone: 02/466 3167
  • Cost: B50
  • Hours: Daily 7:30–5:30
  • Subway: Hualamphong (then river ferry).
  • Location: Thonburi
Updated: 03-14-2013

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