Why is Wat Arun famous?

Why is Wat Arun famous?

Wat Arun is a temple venerated by all Thais. Otherwise known as the Temple of the Dawn, this sacred site sits along the mighty Chao Phraya River and is one of the most stunning religious structures in the world.

How much does it cost to go to Wat Arun?

Entry Fee for Wat Arun The Wat Pho Entrance fee is 100 baht. The temple itself does not charge anything extra. But for a Thai massage for one hour, it costs around 480 baht. The Wat Arun entry fee is also 100 baht and the ferry ride to Wat Arun from Wat Pho costs 3 baht.

What is the best time to visit Wat Arun?

Opening Hours & Entrance Fee The Wat Arun opens daily between 08:00 am to 5:30 pm. The best time for a visit is before 10:00 am, because at this time one can count on rather few visitors.

Can you go inside Wat Arun?

To experience it, visitors can pay a small admission price to climb inside the temple’s central prang, but keep in mind that the steps are steep and the stairway is very narrow. Many travelers rave about Wat Arun for its beauty and tranquility – that is if you get there before the crowds.

Who build Wat Arun?

Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It was built by Taksin of the short-lived Thonburi Kingdom (1768-1782), and named the Temple of Dawn to commemorate his passage by the site years earlier.

How do I get to Wat Arun by boat?

From Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, you can walk to BTS Skytrain Chidlom or Siam Station through R-Walk. Then take BTS to Saphan Taksin Station (Silom Line). Leave via Exit 2 and take a Chao Phraya Express Boat to Tien Pier (N8). After that, take a cross-river ferry to Wat Arun.

How many steps are in Wat Arun?

318 steps
Inside the ordination hall of Wat Saket there is a number of Buddhist paintings. However, the main attraction here is actually the Golden Mount, a 80m high hill topped with a stupa that offers a incredible view across Bangkok. To get to the top, you have to climb up through 318 steps so it can be brutal on a hot day.

What is Wat Arun used for?

History of Wat Arun It used to be the home of the Emerald Buddha before the capital and Palace was moved to the other side of the river. This can now be seen at the Grand Palace. The central prang was extended during the reign of Rama III (between 1824 and 1851) and is now one of the most visited sites in Thailand.

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