Wat Arun Bangkok, Thailand
158 Wang Doem Road Bang Kok Yai Bangkok 10600, Bangkok
Wat Arun is one of the most recognizable temples of Bangkok. Located on the west bank of the Chao Praya River, the temple is also called the Temple of the Dawn. It is one of the oldest monuments of Bangkok and considered as its symbol. You can find its picture on every 10 bath coin. The entire Wat Arun complex in Bangkok is surrounded by beautiful gardens where you can walk, watching the monks. A short distance from the temple are various restaurants and souvenir shops. The entrance to Wat Arun is guarded by two statues - giants, also in the courtyard around the temple, there are many sculptures of a religious character. For several years, the famous statue of the Emerald Buddha was kept here - the greatest sanctity of Buddhists. After the construction of the temple, Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) was moved there. The walls of the temple are decorated with broken porcelain, originating in China, which was used as a ballast in boats sailing between China and Thailand. The same material is covered with Chinese statues, standing around Wat Arun. Everyone who visits Bangkok should see Wat Arun - the Temple of Dawn. This magnificent building rises on the western shores of Chao Phraya and is one of the oldest monuments of the capital of Thailand.