"The temple of Dawn." Temple of the Dawn - Wat Arun Tip by euzkadi

Temple of the Dawn - Wat Arun, Bangkok: 168 reviews and 331 photos

After visiting the Wat Pho, i took a boat a cross the Chao Phraya River, i paid 4 bath for the boat and then 20 bath as the entrance fee for the temple. The original temple is from the Ayuthaya time, a new central tower or Prang was added in the 19th century by Rama II. This prang is covered with thousands of bits of chinese porcelain and ceramic tiles, and represents Mount Meru or the Home of Gods. The four smaller towers represent the Four Winds. There are great views of the city from the top of the Prang.

Address: Tha Tien Pier, Chao Phraya River
Directions: From this pier take a cross river ferry to Wat Arun.
Phone: 02-466-3167
Website: http://www.watarun.org/

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  • Updated Feb 11, 2008
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