My favourite temples and shrines in Bangkok.

The temple (called a "wat" in Thai) is a holy place, and there are specific rules to be observed on temple grounds. Read more about do and don't in a Thai temple on the Sidebar >>>

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) (วัดอรุณราชวราราม)

When seated on the Tha Tien ferry pier you will enjoy the view of Wat Arun. This is the image that is always presented as Thailand. You can take the ferry to cross the river and visit the wat. Up close the wat is less pretty and you can not enter the buildings. However, the surrounding gardens are a relaxing place to sit and watch the ships go by.

Scam warning: be aware that you will have to pay 40 baht if you take a picture with the cutout Thai figures positioned in the gardens! The price is indicated, but very small. The sales people are usually hiding behind the trees, but will come out and demand money after you have taken a picture. Temple of Dawn (in Thai)

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