Wat Arun – Thailand Travel

Thailand has more than 31,200 temples, Wat Arun is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Thonburi is one of Bangkok’s oldest temples.
Wat Arun is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Thonburi. This is Bangkok’s oldest temple. When King Thaksin decided to build his new capital in Thonburi he came here at dawn. So he renamed it Wat Jang, “Jang” means clean, bright of dawn. His heir, King Rama I, when he left Bangkok to take the emerald Buddha and build the Emerald Temple, brought his idol to be placed next to the emerald Buddha. King Rama II extended the temple to Wat Arun to invite the monks to live and build many stupas, he also carved his own idol ..
King Rama III continued his father’s work, expanding the 234 m high rock formations and 250 m high mid section. Moreover, he also built more houses for monks. King Rama IV (or Mongkut) decorated the porcelain temple and carried the idol that Rama I brought to the temple of the emerald Buddha returned to the temple. He buried King Rama II here and renamed it Arun. King Rama III continued his father’s work, extending the 234 m high stone temple and 250 m high part. Moreover, he also built more houses for monks. King Rama IV (or Mongkut) decorated the porcelain temple and carried the idol that Rama I brought to the temple of the emerald Buddha returned to the temple. He buried King Rama II here and changed his name to Arun.
Wat Arun is a famous temple of Bangkok. In addition to the Buddha, you can also take beautiful pictures here at dawn and sunset with four towers at four corners and one of the biggest towers in the center, where it is also one of the symbols of Thailand with floating markets. Damnoen Saduak and the dragon boat. At Tha Tien Ferry Terminal (near the Grand Palace and Wat Pho) you only need to take a short ferry ride to Wat Arun with many historical, cultural and landscapes implications. If you want to take a beautiful picture then choose a location on the Tha Tien side at sunset will give you a memorable photo with the temple light shining in the sunlight.

Wat Arun
The four-pointed corner of the Temple of Dawn is the four-pointed tower, symbolizing Mount Meru – the center of the world view from the Buddhist point of view. To admire all the beauty of this temple you have to come close, look at each piece of porcelain, each piece of glass inlaid to create a sparkle when the light shining on. Especially when you have the opportunity to stroll Yacht Chaophraya in the evening. Climb the stairs around the roof to admire Bangkok on the other side. On the way you come out, do not forget to watch the demons, monkeys, and reincarnations of the Buddha. Or go straight to the temple for Buddhist ceremony, with the statue is the burial place of the king Rama II. Do not overlook the murals depicting the life of Prince Siddhartha.
The temple has stone steps leading to the first courtyard with fierce Chinese guards guarding. At each corner of the temple are built small Khmer temple. Around the temple foot is decorated with statues of monkeys and Thai deities. The temple is decorated with the trident of Shiva.

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The temple has stone steps leading to the first courtyard with fierce Chinese guards guarding. At each corner of the temple are built small Khmer temple. Around the temple foot is decorated with statues of monkeys and Thai deities. The temple is decorated with the trident of Shiva.
On each side of the second courtyard is the beautiful port with swirl roofs and statues depicting four major events in the life of the Buddha. These gates are painted in yellow orange and brown, but the roof is lemon yellow and blue.
If you climb the stone steps up to the balcony, you can see more clearly the arches and other arches. A narrow staircase leading to the highest balcony where visitors can see the entire Chao Phraya River and Bangkok from Rama I Bridge to the Royal Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple. The most interesting of the temple is the decoration of the temple gates. It is built of brick and is covered with colorful chinese porcelain.
One of the peculiarities of the temple is the reflexion of light with the pearl luster at dawn, the tower of the temple at this time is an impressive silhouette against the horizon.
The temple has stone steps leading to the first courtyard with statues guarded. At each corner of the temple are built small Khmer temple. Around the temple foot is decorated with statues of monkeys and Thai deities. The temple is decorated with the trident of Shiva
Wat Arun is one of the few sites on the other side of the Chaophraya River. The temple is open every day, and the entrance fee for foreign visitors is 50 bath (Thai free), so go from Tha Tien lagoon for fast. And if you arrive at sunset, you remember to stay on the east coast to watch the sun set behind the temple.
The temple is now a popular tourist destination in Thailand, a great place to explore, the temple is located on the legendary Chao Phraya River, you can see the whole place is very beautiful and Thailand’s bold style, the temple is one of the tourism symbols of Bangkok Thailand.

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