Wat Arun Ratchawararam

Explore Bangkok's Iconic Temple

Wat Arun Ratchawararam, one of Bangkok's most iconic temples nestled along the picturesque Chao Phraya River. Known for its stunning pagoda and rich history, Wat Arun is a must-visit destination for both Thai locals and foreign tourists alike.

Originally named "Wat Makok Nok," the temple's name was changed to "Wat Chaeng" by King Taksin the Great to commemorate his arrival at the site during the Thonburi period. Serving as a palace temple, Wat Arun was once home to revered relics, including the Emerald Buddha and Phra Bang. Notably, these treasures were brought to Thailand during King Taksin's reign, marking a significant chapter in the temple's history.

Highlights: Phra Prang, Phra Viharn Luang, Phra Arun (Phra Chaeng), and Ordination Hall.

Wat Arun offers countless picturesque spots for photography enthusiasts. Capture the temple's stunning architecture or pose in traditional Thai attire, available for rent both inside and outside the temple premises.

Whether you're drawn to its historical significance, architectural beauty, or spiritual aura, Wat Arun Ratchawararam promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

Entrance fee: Free for Thai nationals, 50 baht for foreigners.

Open every day from 8.00 a.m.– 6.00 p.m.

Photo Credit: https://www.wat-arun.com/

158 Wang Doem Road, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand