Wat Arun Temple, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River.
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Wat Arun Temple is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location.
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Wat Arun Temple is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water.
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Wat Arun Temple is almost directly opposite Wat Pho, so it is very easy to get to.
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Wat Arun Temple is open daily from 08:30 to 17:30.
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Wat Arun Temple was envisioned by King Taksin in 1768.
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Wat Arun Temple overview

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok, Thailand is also known as The Temple of Dawn or by its regional name, Wat Chaeng. The temple is situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, making it clear to tourists that it is the most beautiful temple in Bangkok. In addition to being beautiful due to its location close to the bank of the Chao Phraya River, the temple also has unique architecture that sets it apart from other temples in the city.

Highlights of the temple

Wat Arun Temple Thailand is also known as The Temple of Dawn, once the sun has fallen, its surroundings are amazingly quiet and worth at least an hour of your time. Early in the morning, before a large number of people start to arrive to visit this temple later, is the finest and most peaceful time to visit the temple.

This is one of Thailand’s most beautiful temples thanks to its skillful building and unique spirals, which measure 70 meters in height and are exquisitely embellished with colorful little glass pieces and Chinese ceramic. 

How to travel to the temple?

The temple is situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. You can take a boat to Wat Arun Temple from the Saphan Taksin port, the temple is open to tourists every day from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

When you visit this temple, you also should not miss to visit Wat Pho Temple which is situated nearby and this temple is very well-known in Bangkok. Normally, two of these temples are also included in Bangkok City Tours but otherwise, you are also possible to visit them on your own because they are located in the center of Bangkok.

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