wat arun


Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is a majestic Buddhist temple complex located on the west bank of the Hao Phraya River in Thonburi, one of the most significant Buddhist landmarks in the city. Climb the 79 story central prang (tower) for one of the best views of the city.

There’s plenty to see inside besides the spectacular view – the temple itself is surrounded by beautiful narrow lanes, old buildings, and numerous shrines. Join one of the guided tours of the temple grounds or simply explore the surrounding areas by yourself. A must see during your next stay at one of our Sofitel Bangkok locations.


Today finally I had a chance to go to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn.

We took a boat to the temple. The water level was really high because it’s rainy season here. Over there you can see Wat Arun.

The fare to take the boat is….3 baht. Unbelievably cheap!

Wat Arun was so high. I cannot have everything in one shot from the very bottom.

The colors of the tiles are faded for decades but still very colorful and cute. It would have been very beautiful at the beginning. The tiles are actually from bowls. You can see some of them really look like they are from bowls.

I would recommend anyone visiting Thailand or Bangkok to visit Wat Arun. This is my favorite touristy spot so far. You can enjoy temple and how it merges with the city together. This is what I can see from the top of Wat Arun. Across the river is the Palace and Wat Pho. The time of the day made it better with a great sunset over the city.