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Temple of the Dawn

The Temple of the Dawn, also known as Wat Arun, is a famous temple that is situated in the Yai District of Bangkok, Thailand, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The Temple of the Dawn was established in the 17th century, and was named for the way the morning light reflects off of the temple. Reconstruction occurred in the 19th century, giving Wat Arun its distinctive spires that have come to be one of the most recognizable symbols in Bangkok. The temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens, making it one of the best places to escape Bangkok.

  • Go to the Temple of Dawn at sunrise to see the morning light reflect majestically off the pearly exterior of the temple, making for one of the most beautiful spots in Bangkok.
  • Explore the ornate interior of the Ordination Hall of the Temple of Dawn, and see the Buddha image that legend says was designed by King Rama II.
  • Come to Bangkok for the Royal Kathin Festival at the Temple of the Dawn and watch the beloved king of Thailand travel the river on a royal procession of barges.

Bangkok is city that is easy to get around because of its myriad of public transportation options and bevy of inexpensive taxis. The most interesting way to get there is to take a boat up the Chao Phraya River and get off at Pier 8, just across the river from the popular Tha Tian dock. You can take the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and from there you can easily catch the boat the rest of the way to the Temple of the Dawn. Try to avoid peak traffic times if you are going to take a cab.

Hotels near Wat Arun

472 hotels near Wat Arun

1 Boonsiri Place Hotel Bangkok

3 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

55 Buranasart Road Map

Boonsiri Place Hotel Bangkok offers best in comfort and styles. Quality service and modern lodging are best complemented at this property. Just 1 kilometre from this hotel is Sanam Luang, a Public... More

2 Miramar Hotel

4 stars
2.9 / 5

777 Mahachai rd Map

Designed with both the business and leisure travellers need in mind, Miramar Hotel Bangkok is an ideal place for a perfect holiday. Travellers can visit National Museum, where one can find... More

3 Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

39 Soi Thatian, Maharat Road, Rattanakosin Island Map

sala rattanakosin is a boutique luxury accommodation in bangkok that consists of 15 stylish guest rooms. and features rooms with mostly river views including luxurious arun river view suite.... More

4 Grande Ville Hotel Bangkok

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

903 Mahachai Road Map

An exception in hospitality and featuring superbly furnished guestrooms as well as exquisite dining, Grande Ville Hotel offers a warm welcome and makes you to feel at home. GeneralWhether you are... More

5 Q Hotel Bangkok

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

2082 New Petchaburi Road, Bangkapi, Hua Kwang Map

For those seeking a break in the middle of discovering the city of Bangkapi Hua Way, Q Hotel Bangkok provides practical and comfortable modern rooms. From the hotel, tourists can check out the... More

6 Riva Surya Bangkok

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

23 Phra Arthit Road Pranakorn Map

Along the riverbanks of Chao Praya, Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel is a boutique haven amidst historic landmarks in the heart of the city. While on a vacation in Bangkok, tourists should not miss the... More

7 Royal Princess Larn Luang Bangkok

5 stars
4.3 / 5

269 Larn Luang Road, Pomprab Map

Conveniently located in the heart of Bangkok, Royal Princess Hotel Larn Luang provides a stylish base ideal for business and leisure travellers looking for contemporary comforts and proximity to... More

8 CENTRA CENTRAL STATION BANGKOK

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

23/34-35 Traimit Rd., Taladnoi, Sampantawong Map

Featuring chic accommodations and sleek interiors positioned just a short walk to Hua Lamphong Railway Station, Centra Central Station Bangkok Hotel makes for a convenient base in touring the Thai... More

9 Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

5 stars
4.8 / 5 15 reviews

2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30 (Captain Bush Lane) Map

Enjoying a fine location on the River of Kings, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers Bangkok offers travellers Thai hospitality and professional service while exploring the bustling city. This... More

10 Millennium Hilton Bangkok

5 stars
4.7 / 5 15 reviews

123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan Map

Conveniently positioned a few kilometres from iconic sites, Millennium Hilton Bangkok hotel makes for an ideal starting point for travellers visiting the Thailand capital. From the Bangkok hotel,... More