Wat Arun (Thailand) – Temple of God of The Dawn

Wat Arun at Night (remotelands.com)

 

Your holiday to Bangkok is not complete if you not visited Wat Arun yet. Wat Arun is one of the most famous tourist spot in Thailand and this place certainly should be included in the list of destinations in Bangkok.

Wat Arun located in the west side of the Chao Phraya river. Wat Arun name itself comes from Aruna or god of Dawn, and its also known as the Temple of the Dawn. This temple is for Buddhists. For them, the temple is a symbol of the mountains. In addition, the temple also serves to store the ashes of the dead relatives. They believe if the ashes placed in the temple the ghost of that person will live peacefully in the mountains along the Buddha.

In contrast to mostly Wat (temple) that predominantly have gold color, Wat Arun actually much dominated by white pearls with decorations made from shells and pieces of pottery that was once widely used as ballast for ships sailing from China to Bangkok.

In addition to the main temple, there is also a small temples surrounding the main temple, called Phrang Thit. What is interesting is in the main building or Phra Prang, the temple towering (about 80 meters) and the stairs are so steep and narrow may tilt up to 70 degrees, so be careful when climb up/down. After reaching the top of Phra Prang we can see views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river with its ships passing from a height. really an interesting sight.

Around Wat Arun, there is a rental place of traditional Thai dress that can be used to take pictures. On the other side of the temple we can also buy souvenirs. There are a wide variety of interesting souvenirs at a fairly cheap price, like t-shirts, bags, decorations or ornaments, and brooches.

Map to Location of Wat Arun

Wat Arun – Temple of The Dawn

Wat Arun (Wikipedia.org)

Wat Arun (Wikipedia.org)

 

Wat Arun - Thailand

Wat Arun – Thailand (boomsbeat.com)

 

Wat Arun at Night (remotelands.com)

Wat Arun at Night (remotelands.com)

 

Inside Wat Arun (Wikipedia.org)

Inside Wat Arun (Wikipedia.org)

 

Inside Wat Arun (Wikipedia.org)

Inside Wat Arun (Wikipedia.org)

 

Inside Wat Arun

Inside Wat Arun (thousandwonders.net)

 

Exterior of Wat Arun

Exterior of Wat Arun (stickmanweekly.com)

 

Exterior of Wat Arun (photodharma.net)

Exterior of Wat Arun (photodharma.net)

 

Statues of Budha in Wat Arun (shaozhionthenet.com)

Statues of Budha in Wat Arun (shaozhionthenet.com)

 

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