The temple of dawn in Bangkok (Wat Arun, Wat Arun)

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Temple of the dawn or Temple of dawn Wat Arun (Wat Arun Ratchawararam fully Ratchawaramahawihan) is considered one of the most beautiful temples of Bangkok with its relative modesty and simplicity. Unlike the majority of other popular temples, the Temple of dawn, replete with Golden statues, emerald decoration, etc. in huge quantity. But due to its high pagoda Khmer-style (it is called a prang, and different from a simple Thai pagoda is that reznikau ornate and inlaid with colored glass, mirrors, porcelain and sea shells), the temple is a very prominent landmark. Prange height is variously estimated from 66,8 up to 88 meters, and it is still the highest in Thailand. Prior to construction of skyscrapers in the Bangkok tower has long been the highest building of the capital. And, best of all, now anyone can climb to the top and enjoy views of Bangkok from the height of bird flight.

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The temple of dawn is located near two other famous landmarks of Bangkok: the Grand Palace and Temple of the Reclining Buddha, but on the other side of the river. It makes sense to combine a visit to all three attractions in one day. Moreover, the Temple of dawn in ideal worth a visit before dark to climb to the top and admire the panorama of the surrounding area of Bangkok, including the above-mentioned sights, and then go down and wait for nightfall. It is after dark, when the pagoda begin to light the lights, it manifests itself in all its glory. We recommend the following route to visit all three attractions: sightseeing in the early morning of the Royal Palace; then the Temple of the Reclining Buddha; walk through Chinatown; the completion of day tour, ascent to the top of the pagoda of the Temple of dawn, until light (but don't be late, because the temple is open until 17:30), and contemplation in the evening the illuminated temple from the opposite side of the river (it gets dark in Bangkok from 18 to 19 hours depending on the time of year). The best view of the evening the temple opens from the opposite Bank of the river, where, by the way, can you find a restaurant with a view of the temple and to have dinner there.

The name of this temple was in honor of Indian (Buddhist and not, as many believe) God of dawn Aruna. The temple was built in the days when the capital of the Kingdom was the city of Ayutthaya, but no one knows the exact date of the founding of the temple. After the transfer the capital from Ayutthaya to the site of the present Bangkok temple acquired the status of a major Royal temple, and before 1785, here was kept the statue of the emerald Buddha, now kept in the Grand Royal Palace.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 50 baht (121.22 RUB, the currency of Thailand)

🕐 Working time: daily from 07:30 to 17:30.

🚶 How to get there: the Temple of dawn is located in Thonburi district on the West Bank of the river chaopraya (the temple on the map). On the opposite side of the river is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and Grand Palace.

Not near metro stations, and to get there will have to taxi, bus or Shuttle-boat on the river. The taxi ride from the river, where the Palace and temple of the reclining Buddha will cost 200 baht, because you have to go around via the bridge almost the entire center of the city. But much cheaper and easier to get here by boat. Near the temple is the Marina Khun Mae Pueak that every 10 to 15 minutes via boat for 4 baht from the pier of Tha Tien, which is located between the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Royal Palace. To get to Tha Tien, in turn, you can walk to see the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Royal Palace. Before Tha Tien can be reached by lode on the river Chaopraya from metro station, BTS Saphan Taksin. Immediately upon exit from the station go to the pier and catch a boat heading North (right). Transportation to pier Tha Tien is 15 baht, just look do not take a private water taxi instead of the public boats. Read more about boats on the river Chobia here...

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