Wat Arun วัดอรุณ Bangkok (view at day)

Bangkok กรุงเทพฯ, Temple

Wat Arun Bangkok

Here I come….. I went back to Wat Arun the next afternoon (after going there to witness the spectacular night view). I believe sometimes a strange connection to a place draws us back there.

Wat Arun Bangkok

Wat Arun may not have the same effect on you as I had on me. Here I am sharing based on my personal feeling about the place.

Wat Arun Bangkok

The walls are supported by Guardian Beings.

Wat Arun Bangkok

The entire walls are decorated with Chinese porcelin, recovered from Chinese ships that have sunken.

Wat Arun Bangkok

The wall carvings are really impressive. I can’t imagine how much of porcelin they need to decorate the entire huge tower.

Wat Arun Bangkok

4 such similar stairways- visitors are not allowed to climb it. The structure reminds me of those Angkor structures. You can climb up most Angkor’s temples…. and I always have the urge to climb up such structures.

It’s windy and shady from where I sat and took this picture.

Wat Arun Bangkok

Every of the 4 small towers along the corners of the main tower carries carvings of the Buddha at various stages of his life. This is during his PariNibbana (passing away) with his disciples by his side.

Wat Arun Bangkok

Wat Arun (Temple of the Golden Dawn)
158 Thanon Wang Doem,
Khwaeng Wat Arun,
Khet Bangkok Yai,
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
10600 Thailand

Entrance fee is 100 baht for foreigners and operating hours is 8am to 5.30pm.

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