About Wat Arun (The temple of Dawn)

 An alluring temple majestically located over the banks of river Chao Phraya in Bkakgonhwith a 70 m high spire which is decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain. This is the temple of Dawn or the Wat Arun, named after the Hindu God Aruna or beams of the rising sun. The scenic beauty of the temple enhances when the sunlight fades with the dusk to the contrary belief that it is the temple of dawn. The walls are intricately decorated, with murals and along with sculptures of Thai soldiers and animals The unique architecture sets the temple completely apart from all other shrines in the city. Climbing up the highest point to see Chao Phraya river getting a glimpse of Wat Pho and Grand Palace at the opposite end are magical moments. The glorious golden Buddha image is a serene and delight vision to the eyes. The picturesque beauty of the river and the surroundings of the temple make it a magnificent place of visit. 

Must See

Buddha is attractive and mesmerizing to the eyes of visitors.Visitors have flocked to Wat Arun'sBuddha statue for decades. The temple's colorfully decorated spires can be spotted over the banks of river Chao Phraya river. During sunset, visitors can get a glimpse of the sun sinking in the Chao Phraya river. 


How to reach

Taking a ferry from the Central Pier is the ideal way to reach Wat Arun. Riverboat at Pier 8 may help the visitors reach the place.

Walk about 1-minute to central tier to Chao Phraya tourist boat to reach the place. 



  • Stay hydrated to beat the heat
  • Wear Dresses that are fully covered.
  • Being sensible and sensitive is a sign of good mannerisms
  • Maintain discipline and silence inside the premises
  • Experience the calmness surrounding the place
  • Do not miss out on the spectacular view of the sunset
  • Watch the beautifully intricate carvings on Chinese ceramic artifacts
  • Be familiar with Thai medicine and historical significance of the place

Visit Time

Sunday:       8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday:       8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:      8:30  a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday:         8:30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m.

Saturday:    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


50 Baht


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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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