The landmark of this temple is a 79-meter-tall massive central pagoda, “Phra Prang”, and four smaller ones at each corner. The ornamentation of the central pagoda consists of encrusted pieces of porcelain which sparkle in the sun.

Wat Arun - The Temple Of Dawn - Bangkok, Thailand.

Despite its name, the best photographic opportunities are in the late afternoon with the sun setting in the red sky behind the temple.

To visit the temple, shuttle boats from the Tha Tian Pier at the south-west side of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew area operate frequently. The Chao Phraya Express Boat stops at the Tha Tian Pier and there are several Thon Buri canal tours, which include the temple. Enter the temple from 7.00 a.m. to 5.20 p.m. for 20 baht.

Wat Arun - The Temple Of Dawn - Bangkok, Thailand.

 Wat Arun - The Temple Of Dawn - Bangkok, Thailand.

 

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