Temple of the Dawn - Wat Arun, Bangkok

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    Wat Arun

    by Jasoninlondon Written May 25, 2004
    Wat Arun

    This temple looks better from a distance than up close. Although the way it is covered is interesting. It is worth going across the river to check it out up close.

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    Arun temple

    by pattayaraj Written Mar 21, 2004

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    Prang

    Old temple where built in the beginning of Rattanakosin period.
    The must see:
    -Prang ;try to climb up ,you 'll enjoy Bangkok scene with river view.

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    Wat Arun

    by muddybok Updated Feb 24, 2004

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    Wat Arun

    One of the most beautiful tower/pagoda I ever seen.

    Wat Arun will be brightly lighted by flood lights at night.

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    Wat Arun - The Temple of recycled China (2)

    by CyrilHH Updated Jan 29, 2004

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    I just cant get enough of these!

    I like this detail picture a lot as this is one of the nicest preserved flower mosaics I came across on the temple ground. And of course it was aptly adorned with a real flower. Just perfect.

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    Wat Arun - The Temple of Recycled China (3)

    by CyrilHH Updated Jan 29, 2004

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    Another detail of the tiled main chedi.

    The simplicity and yet visual complexity of the patchwork decoration makes it so effective. The very idea of using plates and saucers!!!

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    Buddha inside Wat Arun

    by ukirsari Written Sep 11, 2003

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    Sitting Buddha Wat Arun by ukirsari

    The only one golden character inside Wat Arun (but put in the separate room, nearby the statue of King Rama).

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    Details of Wat Arun

    by ukirsari Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    The goddess of Wat Arun by ukirsari

    Here one of my fave details at Wat Arun. White color on the wall and its sculpture mixed flowers in yellow, purple and red. Fantastico!!!

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    Pay a visit to historical Wat...

    by chngbw Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Pay a visit to historical Wat Arun (Ratchwararam) aka Temple of Dawn!
    Beautiful architecture decorated by thousand pieces of China porcelain that makes it an unique temple.

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    Wat Arun.Have a close look at...

    by Sarah97 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Wat Arun.Have a close look at the pagoda. You can see so many beautiful china. It's amazing to see how elaborately they have made.

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    Wat Arun

    by ellenron Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Wat Arun, the temple of dawn ha an immense Khmer-style tower in the center. The tower is covered with Chinese Porcelain.

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  • Jan 27, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    I keep on reading the comments and see that there's various rate on the entrance fee. Which one is the real one for foreigners?

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