Wat Arun, also known as Temple of Dawn, is for many a defining image of Bangkok. The temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, stands opposite to Wat Pho on the west bank of Chaopraya River.
The popularity of Wat Arun is not only from its riverside location but, also a unique design of its 70-meter Khmer spire decorated with colourful glass and porcelain pieces. The majestic structure glistens alongside the Chao Phraya River and is especially eye-catching at sunrise and sunset. A climb to the top of Wat Arun requires a bit of stamina but you’ll be rewarded with outstanding views.
Wat Arun is open every day from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Entrance fee is THB 100. From Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, you can reach Wat Arun by taking BTS SkyTrain at Asok station to Saphan Taksin station, and then from directly adjacent Taksin Pier you can catch a river boat directly to the temple.