Wat Arun, also known as Wat Chaeng, is a beautiful temple at the west bank of Chao River. Every morning the light bounces off the temple which makes the temple glow. That's why it is also known as "Temple of Dawn".
When to visit:
january - december
08:30 - 17:30 Everyday
The Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn, situated on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun is locally known as Wat Chaeng.
Wat Arun is a glittering monument made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water.
Elongated prang or Khmer-style tower characteristic of Thai temple architecture, surrounded by four smaller prangs
Multi colored porcelain and ceramic tiles
Porcelain mosaic fills
Entrance guarded by a pair of impressive mythical giants
How to Reach
- Buses 1, 25, 44, 47, 62 and 91 go till Tha Tien Pier, near Wat Pho. From Tha Tien Pier take a boat to Wat Arun
- From Sapphan Taksin boat pier you can take a river boat that stops at pier 8. From here a small shuttle boat takes you from one side of the river to the other for only 3 baht.
158 Thanon Wang Doem Khwaeng Wat Arun Khet Bangkok Yai Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Thailand 10600