The Adventure Chronicle

Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun) – Bangkok, Thailand

Temple structures in Thailand are as frequent as churches in the South. You don’t need to walk far in any direction to cross a temple new or old, restored or left to rot. Sitting on the west side of the river Chao Phraya in downtown Bangkok is the the Temple of the Dawn or Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ). The pinnacle of the complex is a four tiered stone structure with almost completely vertical steps, which visitors of the complex are more than welcome to climb. Intricate stone carvings jut out from every corner and the edges are just barely washed smooth by the hundreds of years since its creation. This temple reminds me of all the Vietnam war films I’ve seen over the years. No excuse for missing this attraction on a visit to Bangkok

To get here: Take a taxi or tuk tuk to the Royal Palace along the river. Ask where the ferry is to cross the river. It is 3 baht and brings you directly to the complex

Cost: 50 Baht ($1.49)

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2 responses

  1. That is an amazing photograph. Kim is keeping posted on all of your adventures. Safe travels, kiddo.

    October 20, 2009 at 2:31 am

  2. Pingback: Celebrating in Salmon: The Birthday of a Monarch « RidingOutTheEconomy's Blog

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