About Wat Arun
The Temple Wat Arun, named after Aruna, the Indian god of dawn, is also known as the Temple of Dawn, the Temple of King Jeong, or the Temple of King Jeong, and is located in Bangkok, Bangkok Ai district, Thailand.
The Wat Arun is one of the largest relic pagodas in Thailand, and is therefore known as the “Eiffel Tower of Thailand”. It is the greatest creation of the Ayutthaya period during the time of King Mongkut and the most brilliant cultural heritage, making it the oldest building on the Chao Phraya River today. The main pagoda of the Temple of Dawn is 82 meters high, symbolizing the sacred mountain of the Buddha’s kingdom, Mount Mai Nui, which is a famous Thai building engraved on the back of a 10 baht coin. The base and body of the main pagoda are square, with many layers, decreasing in size from layer to layer, surrounded by a companion pagoda of different colors and magnificent, but several times shorter than the main pagoda. The temple hall of the main pagoda is now dedicated to the statue and relics of King Cheng Chao, and there are Chinese style lanterns hanging in the hall.
Wat Arun is a famous temple in Thailand and one of the royal temples of Thailand. The Royal Tor’s Kadin Festival held in December every year is the biggest celebration of King Cheng’s temple and one of the important festivals of the Thai dynasty.
How to get there
Take a ferry from “Tha Tien” landing near Wat Pho to the other side of the river.
The date of construction is not certain, but it is said to have already existed in the 14th century.
The Emerald Buddha, now kept in the Emerald Temple, was at Wat Arun in the 18th century, but was moved to its present location by King Rama II.
Wat Arun is also inscribed on the back of the 10 baht coin.
It is one of the most beautiful temples at night, and is definitely worth seeing from a dinner cruise.
It is one of the most beautiful temples at night, and is a must-see sightseeing spot from a dinner cruise.