Next up we’re touring Temple Of Dawn Bangkok. The Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) was my absolute favorite place in all of Bangkok. The design of this temple is stunning. Seriously, it’s so beautiful! One of the cool things here is that you can climb up the steep temple steps, which I’ll get more into later on in this post. The view from the top is so amazing.
Anyway, the Temple Of Dawn is located across the Chao Phraya River from where most of the major sights are. It’s on the west bank, so it’s not exactly convenient to get to. Because of it’s location some tours skip it. Don’t. Crossing the river to visit this amazing temple is totally worth it. It is unbelievably fantastic. If you’re touring on your own, like we were originally planning on doing, getting here is as simple as paying the very inexpensive cross river boat fee.
The Temple Of Dawn stands 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 the Temple Of Dawn is by far one of the most fabulous things I’ve ever done. The view of the winding Chao Phraya River, and Grand Palace, is not to be missed.
There’s still a ton more to see and do in Bangkok to come!