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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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Wat Arun: the temple of the dawn in Bangkok

On the right bank of Chao Phraya, Wat Arun, or temple of the Dawn is one of the most known Buddhist monuments of Bangkok. 
It faces on the other part of the bank the Grand Palace and the Temple of Wat Pho

Wat Arun draws its name from Aruna, the solar god of the Hinduists. 
Hence its name is "temple of the Dawn", by which it is designated. 

Wat Arun is one of the three most visited pagodas in Bangkok, along with the temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Emerald Buddha. 

However, the unique charm of the temple is its dreamy architecture.
Which combines a Khmer-style mountain temple with delicate porcelain and shell mosaics.

Although it is known as the Temple of Dawn, it is beautiful at sunset, especially with the Night lighting.

There are several bars and restaurants on the other side of the river that will allow you to enjoy a magical show when this masterpiece lights up at night.

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When to go to Wat Arun?

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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