Wat Arun in Banquet or Temple of the Dawn - cobbled together from fragments

The Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) has a pair of Russianstitles and one long Thai, which I will not give here, still it is difficult to remember. If you say Wat Arun, then everyone will understand what you mean. The place is popular, well-known to many, but for some reason I didn’t get there right away, I didn’t have time, as it got dark, the ferries didn't work. But better late than never. Arun is the Indian god of the dawn, and a temple in his honor. True, many people like to photograph it in the evening after sunset, and not in the morning, because thanks to the backlight, the temple looks very attractive.

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Temple of the Dawn of Wat Arun in Bangkok

Most of all, of course, in this complex is interesting.high stupa / pagoda / prang, which can be seen from afar from the other side of the Chao Phraya River. The height of the stupa is under 100 meters (the data varies), and it is surrounded by four other smaller stupas. If you climb to the very top, you will see a view of Bangkok, in sunny weather is very beautiful (a good view opens from Wat Saket Temple nearby). The truth is worth considering that the steps are made here for outdoor enthusiasts, and the stairs are quite steep and narrow. Therefore, many visitors groan and gasp as they climb it. But it will not be easier either to go down, or it will be even more terrible to say. But the benefit of rope railings stretched, and there is something to grab. I recommend not afraid to climb to the very top of the second platform.

Wat Arun in Bangkok

Wat Arun in Bangkok

Warriors guard the entrance

Warriors guard the entrance

You can drink some water, if you do not disdain

You can drink some water, if you do not disdain

Temple of dawn in Bangkok

Temple of dawn in Bangkok

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok

In the course he took out the brain

In the course he took out the brain

Such umbrellas are now in vogue

Such umbrellas are now in vogue

Steep stairs to the very top of the stupa

Steep stairs to the very top of the stupa

Steep stairs to the bottom

Steep stairs to the bottom

A piece of yellow rag with messages

A piece of yellow rag with messages

View of Bangkok from a height

View of Bangkok from a height

View of Bangkok from a height

View of Bangkok from a height

Large composite barge

Large composite barge

Flags pulled for the holiday

Flags pulled for the holiday

The whole tower is decorated with fragments of ceramics and porcelain,from a distance resembling flowers or some kind of patterns. Coming closer, it seems that these are pieces of plates on the walls, funny. There is a version that this porcelain was once carried by Chinese ships as ballast.

Real like broken plates

Real like broken plates

The saucer is stuck in the wall

The saucer is stuck in the wall

Wat Arun is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, itsbuilt in the 17th century, and then reconstructed and completed in height. It seems that he is still considered the highest in Thailand. The central stupa symbolizes Mount Meru, and its tiers are a multiplicity of worlds. Once there was a statue of the Emerald Buddha, which is now in Wat phra keo opposite across the river.

The territory of the Temple of the morning dawn does not end with the central pagoda. Side by side are more modern and typical buildings, surrounded by various figures of Buddhas and elephants.

The figures of elephants around the current temple

The figures of elephants around the current temple

Figures around the current temple

Figures around the current temple

Very similar to burial

Very similar to burial

Lotus flower, an indispensable attribute

Lotus flower, an indispensable attribute

Write wishes on yellow fabric

Write wishes on yellow fabric

Coconuts quench thirst well in heat

Coconuts quench thirst well in heat

Those interested can be photographed in costumes.

Those interested can be photographed in costumes.

Or just sit in the shade

Or just sit in the shade

You can add fuel to the fire

And you can add fuel to the fire

And aside, the master of the figures stands in order to jump out of the ambush at the right time for money.

And aside, the master of the figures stands in order to jump out of the ambush at the right time for money.

Information to visit

It is best to go to the Temple of the Morning Dawn by ferry, which departs from the Tha Tien pier, in fact, they do everything. The fare is only 3 baht.

But on the pier of Tha Tien, you can also sail by ferry, especially if you live somewhere in the area Khaosan. That is, first walk your feet to the Chao waterfrontPrao, along it to the pier Pra Arthit and then for 15 baht swim to Tha Tien. If you do not want to swim, then you can walk immediately, it will take 15-20 minutes from Khaosan. Tha Tien pier is between Royal Palace Bangkok and Wat pho. Read more about this option, I wrote in the article River channels of Bangkok - or by klong with a breeze!.

I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa vegas - convenient for stopping near the airport and metro, Rajata - a good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 residense located in the center near the park.

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Opening hours of Wat Arun from 8.00 to 18.00. Specially asked, because on different sites, different information. Riverboats also have their own working hours, but it is more “wider” than the time of the temple. The cost of visiting 50 baht.

Entry cost and opening hours

Entry cost and opening hours

Travel by ferry 3 baht to Wat Arun

Travel by ferry 3 baht to Wat Arun

On the Chao Phraya seafront a little dirty

On the Chao Phraya seafront a little dirty

Left with a flood

Left with a flood

You want to live, and not so raskoryachishshsya

You want to live, and not so raskoryachishshsya

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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Arun - a beautiful old temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya River
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Wat Arun in Bangkok

Wat Arun - a beautiful old temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya RiverRead about the temple

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