Hailed as one of the most visited historical monuments in Bangkok, Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, has captured the hearts of many visitors through its unique architectural wonders.
The spectacular 70 metres high spire is hard to be missed and in history, almost reflects the height and length of the old kingdom of Thailand itself. Intricately constructed and embellished with tiny glazed Chinese porcelain pieces and coloured glass scraps, exceptional sculptures and fine statues, the temple structure manifests many early Hindu-Buddhism intricate art and designs which are different from many other temples found throughout Thailand. The spire itself has grown in height over the different reigning dynasties of the old kingdom and has stood the test of time even until today.
Located right next to the banks of the Chao Phraya River and west of the Grand Palace, Wat Arun is particularly magnificent at dawn – hence its name. With the orange horizon and setting sun as its backdrop, the temple is a picturesque spot for stunning postcard shots especially with the added lighting features that brings out the glimmering sparkles of its glaze ornaments and the silhouette of the temple beautifully.
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