Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)


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Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)

On the west bank of the Chao Phraya River sits one of Thailand's most distinctive landmarks, the Buddhist temple Wat Arun. The temple gets its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun, hence its common name The Temple of Dawn. Its five spires or prangs are covered in porcelain mosaics and seashells giving Wat Arun a gleaming iridescence when the rising sun illuminates it at dawn. Linger in the mythical gardens, climb the steep white stairs, and soak up the romantic views at sunset. Take a taxi or a river ferry at Tha Tien Pier on Thai Wang Road across the Chao Praya River to the Thonburi area.

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  • Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Bangkok
  • Email: watarunoffice@gmail.com
  • Phone: +66 2 891 2185
  • More Info: www.watarun1.com/en
  • Opening House: Daily 8am–6pm
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