Wat Arun, Bangkok
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is on the Thonburi side of the river and is pretty easy to get to. Just take the boat across the river from the Tha Tien boat pier. It is very close to the Grand Palace. There are pleasant grounds to walk around and of course the temple is nice. You can climb up some fairly steep steps to get some nice views of Bangkok too. It costs 10 Baht to go in. Be careful of using the cutouts for pictures. There aren't any signs up asking for money but some sneaky guys hang out waiting for you to use them and then try charging you 40 Baht! They will get pushy but are willing to bargain and if your persistant enough there probably won't be any charge.
Fondest memory: Wat Arun looks very impressive as you ride by in a Long Tail Boat!!
Wat Pho. Wat Arun. Grand Palace complex. Three definite reasons to visit Bangkok. Mix that with many other must see sites, a day trip to Ayuthaya, the Floating Market and more along with a city that is geared to visitors.
Fondest memory: Too many to mention, plus the fact that it is the gateway to other parts of Thailand.
being trapped at Wat Arun in a tiny alcove with a monk and a chinese american girl as a group of Southern Indian actors and crew filmed yet another Bollywood hit...! Then sitting around with the actress and talking about her complicated relationship with... a MEMORABLE afternoon indeed!!
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Fondest memory: My Home City
Crowded, Traffic Jam, but stil nice for me and my family
My aunt , brother and uncle live here
Buddhism is the main religion here in Thailand. And it is no surprise that wherever I go, whichever street corner I turned to - temples, temples and more temples greeted me! Every household also seems to have this miniature spiritual house planted just outside their main door. I don't know what is the exact name for this... maybe someone can let me know?
Pic Below: The regal splendor of the Wat Arun Temple (Temple of Dawn)....
It is a major riverside landmark and a religious shrine. The chief attraction here would most certainly be the magnificent 74 meter high Phra Pang tower. Decorated with glazed ceramic pieces, the temple literally shimmers in the sun.
The best way to conquer Wat Arun is to hire a boat from the Tha Tien pier near the Grand Palace.
Favorite thing: Watching the sun set behind Wat Arun is a beautiful sight!! It is one of the don't miss activities of Bangkok! The hard part is finding a spot to take the photo from!!
The view of Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)from the Chao Phraya river.
Fondest memory: Thai food is my favorite cuisine. The food in Bangkok is fantastic! Especially when washed down with a cold Singha beer.