Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand
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Best time to visit
Mar - Oct
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About Wat Arun in Bangkok
Wat Arun is one of the most surreal places to visit in Bangkok because of its religious significance. Set along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Yai, Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan is among the most active religious sites in Bangkok. Regardless of what time of the day it is, this Buddhist temple is one of the most important for Thai Buddhists. Also known as the Temple of Dawn, the Wat is majestic and colorful; especially during sunset and at night.
Wat Arun Bangkok is also known as Wat Chaeng by the locals and is set against one of the most scenic views on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya River. Being such a huge tourist hotspot, Wat Arun is also quite accessible by rivers and roads alike. The temple is lit by traditional lanterns every night, which makes for a uniquely soulful experience.
The Wat Arun temple has been a fascinating tourist spot for many generations. The temple’s spire is over seventy meters high and the superb craftsmanship of the temple itself is one to behold. The spire itself is decorated with shards of colored glass and Chinese porcelain to form delicate, surreal patterns. The shuttle boat ride across the Chao Phraya River is one of the most epic things to do here and it is located opposite to Wat Pho, which is another remarkable Buddhist temple.
Wat Arun temple Bangkok is most famously known for its golden Buddha image and the countless murals along its wall. It once housed the Emerald Buddha, which was later relocated to the Grand Palace. Despite being a tourist hotspot, it is important to remember that Wat Arun is also a religious site that holds deep significance to Thai Buddhists, and hence one should dress accordingly.
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No, photography is strictly prohibited anywhere in the temple complex.
No, but anyone can take the stairs to the mid-level of the pagoda for a great view of Chao Phraya, Grand Palace, and Wat Pho.
The best time to visit Wat Arun is in the early morning before the crowds arrive for a peaceful visit. But for the best views, sunset is the ideal time to visit.
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