Wat Arun or a Temple of Dawn is a Buddhist temple. This temple located at Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok. But uniquely, the name of this temple derived from Honda God, Aruna. If you are visiting Thailand, you have to visit this place. As the Thailand’s landmark, your visit will never complete without visiting this place.
Actually, Wat Arun is one of the oldest temples in Thailand. This temple was decorated by the Chinese porcelain and mosaic glass. When you look at the building, you will recognize it. This temple has the unique architecture and the deep philosophy. This temple is a picture of Mount Meru or the center of the universe in Buddhist.
The history of this temple is so related with Ayutthaya Kingdom and was shown in the maps in 1656. Based on the report, the height of this temple is about 66.8 m up to 86 m. There is no specific information for this. The different source gives the different information about the height of Wat Arun temple.
The main attraction of this temple is located at the Phra Prang. Phra Prang is a monument that located at the center of the temple. The beauty thing about this temple can be seen in the evening or in the morning too. In the evening, this temple looks so beautiful with twilight background. And in the morning, you can see the similar beauty of Wat Arun. If you want to see the beauty of this temple, make sure to visit it in the evening or in the morning.
To reach this temple, you need to cross Chao Phraya River. But there is nothing to worry. There are many boat in here. The cost is pretty cheap. You just need 3 baht and take 5 minute of trip to reach the location. Before entering the temple, you also need to pay the entrance fee. It costs 50 baht only. Inside the temple, you will see the beautiful relief with Khmer style. You can also go to the top of the temple by climbing the stairs. But you have to be careful. The stairs is pretty steep. For this, it will be better to wear the comfortable shoes or sandals.
If you interested with the traditional costume of Thailand, you can rent it by 200 up to 250 baht. Then, take a picture and enjoy the atmosphere of the Wat Arun. You will never forget this experience for sure.