Temple Of Dawn

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  • Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-28912185
  • Ticket Price: 50 THB
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple

Temple of Dawn, or the Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple that sits on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River. This temple has derived its name from the Hindu God, Aruna who personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun temple architecture is one of the best in Thailand, not just because it is located on the banks of a river, but because it is colourfully decorated with spires and murals. The best time to visit this temple is either early morning, before the crowds come in; or last in the evening towards the sunset. The temple’s spire stands tall over 70 metres high and is one of the most famous landmarks in Bangkok. This spire is decorated with coloured glass and Chinese porcelain that looks even more beautiful with sun’s rays falling over it.

Home to bountiful attractions like Wat Pho Reclining Buddha, B T S Skytrain, Rajawongse Clothier, Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, there are many things to do in Bangkok that you can explore on your visit.

Temple Of Dawn is generally not available on the guided Bangkok tours, but there are plenty others that are worth visiting.

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Temple Of Dawn Travel Tips

  • Dress appropriately while visiting the temple.
  • Maintain silence once inside the temple as many Buddhist monks pray here.

Entrance Ticket Details For Temple Of Dawn

  • The mentioned price is for foreign tourists.
  • Entry is free for locals.

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  • Temple Of Dawn Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
  • Temple Of Dawn Contact Number: +66-28912185
  • Temple Of Dawn Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Temple Of Dawn Price: 50 THB
  • Time required to visit Temple Of Dawn: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 0.31% of people who visit Bangkok include Temple Of Dawn in their plan

  • 42.11% of people start their Temple Of Dawn visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Temple Of Dawn

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

82.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Temple Of Dawn

People normally club together Sulbing (Saling) Korean Town Bangkok and Tarawadee Resort & Spa while planning their visit to Temple Of Dawn.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Temple Of Dawn Reviews & Ratings

  • Wat Arun was definitely cool, but I don’t think it’s worth 50 baht to enter compared to the other areas and temples nearby. It takes maybe 15 minutes to walk around and take pictures of everything at Wat Arun, making it a very quick visit. If you go left from the entrance there’s another totally free temple, garden area, and monument to explore. Leading up to the Wat Arun entrance there’s an area with good and cheap food as well.

  • Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun is a beautiful temple dedicated to Buddha. Highly revered by followers of Buddhism, it is thronged by localities and tourists alike. There is a small entry fee for adults, kids are free. Temple is located on the riverfront from where u can enjoy beautiful views Temple is open till 5:30 PM. A visit to the temple should be combined with a visit to the grand Palace and the temple of the Emerald Buddha and the temple of Reclining Buddha All these places are situated within a distance of 1 km from each other. Definitely recommended

  • Marvelous! The intricate tiling of the temple is just... I'm not sure if it is made of ceramic tiles or what, but it's really beautiful. They under maintenance when we got there, but still. Very scenic. Just be careful with the steps because they're a little steep and narrow.

  • A nice simple complex to start your temple experience in Bangkok. Getting to this place you need to transfer with boat and the trip only takes about 10 mins ride. The temple has a very nice relaxing vibe to it when you come early in the morning before other group of tourists arrive there. You even can take nice pictures when not so many people are around. There are also many vendors selling souvenirs such as t-shirts, bags, pouch etc

  • Great beautiful temple maid from Chinese ceramics, one of the must visit temples in Bangkok. You can go to that temple right after you had a ride on the canal boats. beware no air conditioning and may include small charges for food and tickets. Takes about an hour and a half to go through the temple. Usual temple dress code: Shirt that covers your shoulders, shorts for men, long dress/pants for woman Be respectful.

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