Named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn, the Wat Arun is considered one of the most well known of Thailand’s many landmarks. The monastery in Wat Arun has existed for many years since the days when Ayutthaya was capital of Thailand.
The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang (Khmer-style tower) which are encrusted with colourful porcelain. The height is 86 m (282 ft). The corners are surrounded by four smaller satellite prangs. The prangs are decorated by seashells and bits of porcelain. The presiding Buddha image, cast in the reign of Rama II, is said to have been moulded by the king himself. The ashes of King Rama II are buried in the base of the image.
Construction of the tall prang of the Wat Arun and four smaller ones was started by King Rama II during 1809-1824 A.D. and completed by King Rama III (1824–1851).
The towers of Wat Arun are supported by rows of demons and monkeys. Very steep and narrow steps lead to a balcony high on the central tower. The circumference of the base of the structure is 234 meters.
Visitors are required to dress appropriately when visiting the Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) and other sacred temples. The following dress code (applicable to both ladies and gentlemen) should be observed:
- Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, as well as tights cannot be worn as outer garments,
- See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers cannot be worn
- Sleeveless shirts or vests cannot be worn as outer garments
- Sandals (without ankle or heel straps) cannot be worn,
- All shirt sleeves, whether long or short, cannot be rolled up.
Tour will start at your hotel.
We will travel to Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) by taxi or by public transport – that depends on location of your hotel and your opinion.
Cost of tickets is not included into the tour’s price. You will pay only own tickets because Thai people have free entrance to all temples and palaces in Thailand.
End of tour will be in your hotel (or at any place where you will want).
Please pay attention: you will must to leave your footwear outside of building for to enter to all temples and some other buildings.
You will pay full amount at the end of tour to guide. Cash, Thai Bahts only.
Please read “Save your time and money” section (below) before to order this tour.Order Wat Arun tour
Any tour can be tailored up to your wishes and demands. For to save time and your money Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) tour can be connected with next our tours:
- Royal Grand Palace tour
- Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho) and museum/school of Thai massage tour
- Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) tour
- Wat Mahathat and Vipassana Meditation centre
- Bangkok National Museum tour
- River boat tour (Chaopraya river)
- Bangkok’s channels boat tour