Next up, we’re touring Temple Of Dawn Bangkok. Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) was my absolute favorite place in all of Bangkok. It’s across the Chao Phraya River, on the west bank, so it’s not exactly convenient to get to, despite being “across” from the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (which I’ll get to in a later post).
What I mean when I say it’s not convenient is that all the major attractions are on the east bank, and this major attraction is all the way across the river. However, having to cross the river to visit this amazing destination is totally worth it. Most tours that visit here will do so on a “different” day (such as not when you’re visiting the east bank temples), but because we were able to customize our private tour, we were able to see this marvelous temple as part of our big grand Bangkok tour day.
It was unbelievably fantastic. However, I suggest if you’re not with a private tour, or a tour at all, and are on your own, pay the very inexpensive fee and take a cross river boat to go here. It’s even BETTER than just the view of it.
Up close, this place is SPECTACULAR.
The temple stands at over 200 feet tall, and visitors can actually climb to the top of it. The steps are super steep and difficult, but don’t worry, there are handrails, sort of. Climbing this temple has been by far one of the most fabulous things I’ve ever done. The view of the winding Chao Phraya River and Grand Palace (which I’ll also get to in another post) is not to be missed.
Up next, there’s still a ton more to see and do in Bangkok!