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Wat Arun

Wat Arun, popularly known as the Temple of Dawn, is one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok - its colourful spires and charming riverside location makes this attraction nothing short of majestic.

This iconic structure may be known as the Temple of Dawn but its full beauty can be seen during the sunset when the golden lights go up and the temple’s reflection dazzle in the nearby river. The temple’s spire is a towering 70-metre high fix and is one of Thailand’s most iconic symbols. Inside, you will find equally impressive paintings depicting the religious beliefs of Thai Buddhists. Although Wat Arun is a famous tourist attraction, it’s still a very important religious centre for locals, so make sure you’re dressed appropriately.



Wat Arun is located in Bangkok, Thailand, west of Chao Phraya river.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens from 8:00 to 17:30, daily.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to this famous attraction is USD 1.60.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Bangkok via AirAsia.
  • From the city centre, board a BTS Sky Train to Saphan Taksin Station.
  • Board a Chao Phraya express boat to Thien Pier.
  • Board a cross-river ferry to Wat Arun.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is one hour.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Wat Arun is one of the top attractions in Bangkok. If you want a peaceful tour, visit as early as 8:00.



Khao Moo Tood Wat Arun, Kannam, Kinnom Cafe, and A Day in Summer are just some of the dining spots to try while visiting Wat Arun.



Nearby Attractions

  • Temple of Reclining Buddha
  • Temple of Emerald Buddha
  • The Golden Palace



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