Wat Arun Bangkok Thailand

Friday, December 02, 2016

Walk with ChaMike in Wat Arun, Bangkok.

For Mike and I's day tour in Bangkok we decided to visit two temples so we could allot time for shopping. Wat Pho and Wat Arun were the temples we toured in the morning then off we went shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market the whole afternoon until closing. Like Wat Pho, Wat Arun was not at all new to me. I've been here once but I wanted Mike to visit this temple as it was just a quick ferry ride from Wat Pho (Read: Wat Pho Bangkok, Thailand). I actually chose this for the ferry ride so Mike could experience it. 

Wat Arun is a Buddhist Temple along the famous Chao Phraya River. It is known for its magnificent view during sunrise which is why it is also called Temple of the Dawn. Aside from sunrise this temple looks also stunning at daybreak and at night as the lights from the temple emanate giving a picturesque view from afar. 

I was also thrilled to discover that we can try on traditional Thai clothing just outside the temple. I always convince Mike to do this EVERY TIME we are in a different country. hehehe.

How to go to Wat Arun
From Wat Pho ride a public water ferry going to Wat Arun. It is just a 5 minute ride worth 3 Baht per person

Opening Hours 
8:30 am- 5:30 pm

Entrance Fee
50 Baht

Costume Fee
200 Baht

On our way to the water ferry
Wat Pho- Wat Arun
Wat Arun was under construction the time we were there :(
Ordination Hall
A tourist offered to take our photo! yay!
Wat Arun still looked stunning
Costume for rent
Khob Khun Krab
Being silly
50 Baht entrance fee
This temple's distinctive prang (spires) sets it out from the rest
I wished to climb the stairs at the middle but because it was under construction people were off limits
Love the elaborate and intricate details of the the temple
It was a quick stroll at Wat Arun, although the temple was under construction, we had fun dressing up as traditional Thais. After this trip we prepared our pockets for some hardcore shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market.

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