“The Temple of Dawn” Wat Arun

Wow! Time flies! Facebook memories reminded me that a year ago I shot photos. It seems like yesterday. I never write a post about this. So I want to share my experience. One year ago first time I visited the”Wat Arun” Buddhist temple. The Wat Arun is one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand.

Wat Arun temple’s full name is Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan. Located on the western bank of the river Chao Phraya. The history of Wat Arun goes back to the Ayutthaya era. But at that time this temple was called Wat Makok, translated the olive temple. The name of the today’s temple was named after Aruna, the Indian god of the dawn. Therefore also temple of the dawn.

Architecturally the temple is based on a representation of Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology.

 The Temple had existed since at least the seventeenth century, its distinctive prang (spires) were built in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II.

The main feature of Wat Arun is its central (Khmer-style tower), which is encrusted with colourful porcelain. This is interpreted as a stupa-like pagoda encrusted with coloured faience.

Night view

The Wat Arun opens daily between 08:00 am to 5:30 pm. Entry to the temple is 50 Baht.

I think Wat Arun must-see place if you want to travel to Thailand. I’ll go again. 🙂

Hope you like my post and photos.

Stay safe and Healthy!


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