On the West Bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, sits one of the city’s most popular sights – Wat Arun. This Buddhist temple, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is characterized by it’s tall prangs (towers) that rise high above the temple and river below them. The towers are beautifully decorated in different coloured porcelain to give Wat Arun it’s unique look.
If you’ve taken a ferry along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, there is no doubt that you have probably seen Wat Arun at some point, and this is also the best way to get there. From Tha Tien Pier (also the best stop for Wat Pho), you can take the cross river ferry to Wat Arun for 3 Baht. The entrance fee to the temple costs 50 Baht.
Wat Arun is definitely one of my favourite temples in Thailand, and in my opinion, it shines above the rest when the sun sets behind it in the late afternoon.