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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  • Came here by car. Straight to the goal. Very comfortable on a hot day, especially for those with children. The temple is very beautiful, it is unclear how did such a beauty. Admission is 50 baht.
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  • This is very famous and huge temple of Lord Buddha. Fees are including in our tour. Very attractive and clean place. Enjoy a lot with spiritual feeling.  more »
  • We were very happy to see the city from above, or surprise have banned climbing and without that becomes one simple Temple. Not worth paying for.
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