Wat Arun

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Wat Arun Temple is one of the beautiful and ancient temples of Thailand. The temple is situated on the Chao Phraya River, which is located in the Wai District of Thailand.

This Buddhist temple is named after the Hindu God Aruna. This temple is also called the Temple of Dawn. Wat Arun Temple was originally conceived and renovated by King Taksin in the 17th century AD. The courtyard of the temple was built during the reign of King Rama II. 




  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Monday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Thursday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Friday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Saturday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Train : You can take a BTS train and get off at Saphan Taksin station. Further, you can hire a boat to your destination.
  • By Boat : You will have to take Chao Phraya Tourist Boat to No.8 Tha Tien pier and eventually from there take a boat to Wat Arun on the opposite side of the river.


Ticket Pricing

  • For Thais : Rs 238 (100 Baht)
  • For Foreigners : Rs 119 (50 Baht)
  • For Thai Massage : Rs 1141 (480 Baht)
  • Ferry ride Wat Arun from Wat Pho : Rs (3 Baht)

Things To Do 

Buddha Murals to understand the history of the place-

Visit Buddha Murals to understand and explore the history behind the place and story of the Great Buddha. After that Climb the Central Prang to enjoy the spectacular scenic view. 

Night Bike tour to explore night view-

If you enjoy nightlife and bike riding, Bangkok will not disappoint you. You can explore Bangkok with a Night bike tour and enjoy typical Thai street snacks. After That Enjoy the luxury of Dinner cruises on Chao Phraya River. Authentic Thai cuisine will be served there with other famous cuisines. 

Join Cooking classes (Clay Pot cooking)-

Wanted to learn something new, join clay pot cooking classes for traditional dishes. Time to chillax, go grab a drink, or enjoy authentic Thai foods and experience the Jazz music.

Explore the Museum of Siam-

Established in 2007, the Museum of Siam will introduce you to the Historic and Cultural heritage of Thailand. After that, you must visit the temple of The Emerald Buddha to experience the beautiful historical and architectural marvel. After that explore the famous community markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones.


Where To Stay? 

Royal Rattanakosin Hotel-

If you want to get a budget hotel then it will prove to be your ideal hotel. The rooms here may be few but it is a very good hotel in terms of cleanliness and service. This hotel is 1.6 km away from Wat Arun Temple. The hotel is located at 2 Ratchadamnoin Avenue, Wat Bowan Nivet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.

Riva Arun Bangkok-

This hotel is located near the Wat Arun Temple. The temple is seen across the river from the hotel itself. The hotel is clean and can be a good option for a stay in Thailand. Along with staying in this hotel, there is also a restaurant to eat. This hotel is a 4-star hotel and is located at 392 / 25-28 Maharaj Road Bangkok 10200, Thailand.



Places To Eat

You can enjoy various ranges of Thai and Indian cuisines near Wat Arun. Chef's Table, Amorosa Bar, Jin Chieng Seng by Inn A Day, The Deck Restaurant, Eagle Nest Bar, Sunrise Tacos Terminal 21, All Meals Sawasdee, Sala Rattanakosin Eatery and Bar, Tang Heng Kee, and Manee Thai Food are some of the famous and authentic restaurants for your dining experience.



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You can take a BTS train to Saphan Taksin station. You can walk to Central pier and take Chao Phraya tourist boat to No.8 Tha Tien pier. From there you eventually take a boat to Wat Arun.
The Temple is open for people around 8.00 a.m and closed at 6.00 p.m. If you are a very spiritual person, then you should go in the morning so that you will feel a wave of peace there.
Also known as Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun is best to visit during the sunset from the opposite side of the river.
Wat Arun Temple is famous for its beauty and ancient architecture. Wat Arun Temple is one of the beautiful and ancient temples of Thailand.
Yes, tourists are welcomed to climb up the middle level of the grand pagoda and can have a beautiful view of Chao Phraya River. You can also witness the beauty of Wat Pho on the opposite side of the river.
Tourists can see the beautiful sculptures of Chinese soldiers and animals. You can admire the golden Buddha image and the decorated walls.
There is no entry fee for Thai people. The entry fee is 50 Baht only for foreigners. Wat Arun Temple itself does not charge any additional charges.
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