Tourist Information

   .: The Temple of Dawn
.: The Origins
.: Wat Arun Ratchavararam
.: Temple Architecture


Accessibility and Tourist Information

Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, this temple can be reached either by Arun Amarin Road or by boat from Tha Tien Pier, near Wat Pho. The Tha Tien express boat pier, at the southwest corner of the Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew, is diagonally opposite Wat Arun and boats ply at very frequent intervals. You can get to Tha Tien on the Chao Phraya River Express boats from any other pier, or take a taxi to it. Buses that go near Tha Tien are ordinary buses 1, 25, 44, 47, 62 and 91 that stop on Maharat road. Plenty of Thonburi canal tours also take tourists to visit this artistic piece of architecture.

The temple is open to the public daily from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The Admission Fee for this legendary monument is 30 baht for foreigners, while entry is free for Thai citizens. Other tourist attractions accessible from here are Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, the National Museum, Chinatown the Ko Rattanakosin area, and the Banglamphu district.


Wat Arun from Chao Phraya River
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