Temple of the Dawn - Wat Arun, Bangkok
This one is on the western bank of the Chao Phraya river (opposite the Grand Palace and Wat Pho).
It's famous for its porcelain-covered pagoda which sparkles in the sunshine.
To my humble opinion this temple is by far the most impressive.
The handcraft on this temple is so tiny that it must have taken them ages to complete it.
One of the most photographed landmarks in Bangkok, the Temple of Dawn predates the city's founding and is beautifully adorned with glass and ceramic mosaics.
Arun Royal tempel was the grand tempel to King Rama II. It has been decorated by many thousand pieces of Chinaware which is an unique tempel.
The surface of the prang is covered in pieces of ceramic. Much of it from broken plates and other crockery from china. It was originally used as ballast in boats.
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.
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.
One of the most beautiful tower/pagoda I ever seen.
Wat Arun will be brightly lighted by flood lights at night.
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.
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!!!
The only one golden character inside Wat Arun (but put in the separate room, nearby the statue of King Rama).
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!!!
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.
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.
Wat Arun, the temple of dawn ha an immense Khmer-style tower in the center. The tower is covered with Chinese Porcelain.