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Wat Arun

Address:34 Arun Amarin Road Wat Arun Sub-District Bangkokyai District Bangkok 10600
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Wat Arun or Temple of the Dawn is name after the Indian god of the dawn-Aruna. (Ѵس) The riverbank Landmark is opposite Wat Po and diagonally opposite the Grand Palace. It is Best Known for a porcelain encrusted 79 meter high central pagoda which sparkles in the sun. Open: Daily from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Admission: 20 baht

Wat Arun is on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river. You can take a boat from the Tha Tien Pier near Wat Po which is on the Bangkok Side.
The Prang adopted mixed influence from both Khmer and Thai but uses Chinese porcelain and tiles for decoration. Indeed, the sight of Wat Aruns Prang is amazing both day and night.
Every now and then, Wat Arun would have light and sound presentation. The show starts every 15 minute during the night. The show brings up different perspective of the already beautiful Prang. Most importantly, the show is free of charge. It gives a brief history of the area.
This is where king RAMA I move the capital from the Wat Arun complex to the Grand Palace. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn, locals call it Wat Jeang) was the royal compound of the Taksin dynasty.
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