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Visit Wat Arun (Bangkok)

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Wat Arun

Thai name : วัดอรุณ

GPS : 13.74372053,100.48881054 (See on the map)


Situated in front of Wat Pho, on the other bank of the Chao Praya, the Temple of the Dawn (the meaning of Wat Arun) has a prang pricnipal adorned with a golden trident surrounded by four smaller prangs that house statues of Nayu (the deity of the wind) on horseback. All are decorated with mosaics forming flowers, men or animals. One can climb the steep stairs of the main tower and see a beautiful view of the river and surrounding areas. The hardness of this ascent symbolizes the difficulties to rise to higher levels of existence.

Practical information about Wat Arun

The temple is open daily from 08:30 to 17:30.
Admission fee is 100 baht.
Can take the ferry to cross the river to Wat Po and Wat Arun inverse (price: 4 baht).
Official site:

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Arun is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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