Bangkok Must Visit Places / Top Tourist Attractions Thailand / Temple of Dawn Wat Arun

Bangkok Must Visit Places / Top Tourist Attractions Thailand / Temple of Dawn Wat Arun


Hey guys! Right now I’m in Wat Arun
(The Temple of Dawn) It is located on Chao Phraya river and if you want to know a little bit more about this magic, beautiful place – please, keep watching! One of the most popular landmarks in Bangkok, well known for its spectacular view from the Chao Phraya River, is the Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun. Wat is a Thai word for a temple, and the name Wat Arun, comes from Aruna, The Hindu God of Dawn. The temple comprises of the main Khmer-style tower of about 80 meters height, which is called “Prang”, surrounded by four others. They are decorated by seashells and bits of porcelain, which had previously been used as ballast on ships coming to Bangkok from China. A steep stairway on the side of the main tower leads up to a terrace. Over the second terrace are four statues of the Hindu god Indra, riding on Erawan. Since the stairs are very steep and narrow, and the place is quite popular with tourists, we can’t go all the way up, but anyway you will be impressed by unique beauty of this legendary place. These huge guardians called “yaksha”, are characters from the Hindu epic story of Ramayana. Here they guard the Ordination Hall against evil spirits. And this is the Ordination Hall called Ubosot. It surrounded by 120 Buddha statues in the sitting position, while the main Buddha image can be seen inside the hall. Although the Wat Arun is famous for its impressive main tower, there is a number of other important temple structures, that are worth visiting. The Temple of Dawn is best known for its fantastic view at sunset, when the building is illuminated with evening Sun, and at night, when the brightly lit temple reflects in the surface of Chao Praya river. The best way to get there is by river boat Get the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin BTS Station, walk to the pier and find a booth with an orange flag on it, where you could catch the Chao Praya Express boat straight to Wat Arun for just 20 THB per person one way. Well, guys, that’s it! If you liked this video – share it with your friends, hit that LIKE button, subscribe to my channel if you aren’t already, and I’ll see you in the next video!

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