Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.
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The months of November to February correspond to the high tourist season in Bangkok.
The heat is pleasant at this time of the year, far from the unbearable heat and repeated rains.
However, visiting the Temple of the Dawn in October has its advantages despite the showers.
Buddhists celebrate the Katchina festival, a day dedicated to acts of charity.
You will witness a procession of royal barges along Chao Praya.
During this festival, the king himself comes to provide new tunics to the monks.
The temple of the dawn is in the district of Bangkok Yai.
It is easy to find it, since it is just in front of Wat Pho, on the other side of the Chao Phraya river.
To get to Wat Arun, go to Saphan Taksin station.
Ferry services take tourists to Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, and Wat Arun.
Take a boat and get off at pier number 8.
Around Wat Arun you can visit :
- Wat Pho, known for its gigantic reclining Buddha;
- Wat Phra Kaeo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha;
- The Grand Palace
- The National Museum of Siam.
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