Monument

Wat Arun Ratchavararam

Annita says

There's the possibility of climbing the central prang. Be careful, the steps are steep and it's tricky to go up and down, but it's worth it and there's a rail to help your balance! When you reach the highest point you can see the Chao Phraya River and the Grand Palace and Wat Pho opposite.

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4 Thanon Arun Amarin, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Tailandia

Wat Arun is one of the most important buddhist temples in Bangkok. It has five prangs (spires): the four small ones represent four guardian gods and the tallest one represents Mount Meru, which is the center of the world according to Tibetan Buddhist cosmology. The central prang of the temple, with 82m. of height, is the highest in Bangkok. On its base there are detailed sculptures of Chinese animals and soldiers.

Wat Arun used to be where the Emerald Buddha was, but then the capital was moved across the river, and so did the Palace and Buddha.

INFORMATION

Opening hours: every day from 8:00 to 17:30

Price: 100 Baht

Wat Arun is one of the most important buddhist temples in Bangkok. It has five prangs (spires): the four small ones represent four guardian gods and the tallest one represents ...

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Wat Arun is one of the most important buddhist temples in Bangkok. It has five prangs (spires): the four small ones represent four guardian gods and the tallest one represents Mount Meru, which is the center of the world according to Tibetan Buddhist cosmology. The central prang of the temple, with 82m. of height, is the highest in Bangkok. On its base there are detailed sculptures of Chinese animals and soldiers.

Wat Arun used to be where the Emerald Buddha was, but then the capital was moved across the river, and so did the Palace and Buddha.

INFORMATION

Opening hours: every day from 8:00 to 17:30

Price: 100 Baht

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