Jun 16, 2013

View from Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Arun - "Temple of Dawn" is a Buddhist temple (wat) in the Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun and full name of the temple is given by Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan (วัดอรุณราชวรารามราชวรมหาวิหาร). Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand's landmarks and the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence. Although the temple had existed since at least the seventeenth century, its distinctive prang (spires) were built in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II. Information from Wikipedia.

Opening Hours: 08:00 -17:30

Location: Located on the west side of Chao Praya River (opposite Tha Thien Pier) (Get down at Sapan Thakshin BTS staion (Silom line), Exit no 1 towards ferry. ‘’Chao Phrya Tourist Boat’’ ticket counter is located near the  ferry. Cost for Tha Tian pier N- 8 (Wat Arun temple) is 30 or 40 Thai Baht. One can buy ticket either from the tourist ticket counter or from the boat itself. Get down at Tha Tian pier and take another 3 baht ferry (boat) to cross the river. There won't be any problem in taking another ferry. It's available easily at Tha tian pier (N- 8).

No comments: