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The magnificent pagoda, elegantly decorated with porcelain, is quite difficult to get to – your reward will be a stunning panoramic view of Bangkok!
Wat Arun is considered one of the most beautiful temples of Bangkok, in spite of its modest appearance. In contrast to other, no less popular temple complexes, at the Temple of Dawn you will not see many gold statues or expensive decorations. The great significance of Wat Arun for all Thais lies in its pagoda – a peaked tower, which is the highest one in Thailand.
Logically, the temple of Dawn is best to visit at dawn. After climbing to the top you will admire a bird's eye view of the surroundings. As soon as the city drops in dusk, floodlights illuminate the pagoda, and then you'll see it in all its glory, from a completely different perspective.
Entrance fee 50 baht.
Temple of Dawn Wat Arun on the mapLocation: 158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai
daily from 7:30 am to 05:30 pm
Phone: +66 2 891 2978
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National Theater of Thailand
You may not understand a word of the classical plays in the Thai language, but the actors’ ornate costumes and the beautiful setting will speak for themselves.9
A magnificent 18th century ensemble comprising museums, a library and the temple of the Emerald Buddha — this is a must-see for any visitor to Bangkok.22
Baiyoke Sky Tower
Feel like an astronaut when getting to the top of one of the highest (309 m) buildings in the city – a high-speed elevator will whisk you almost into the space like a rocket!23
Theta State Float Center
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The Golden Mount is a fabulous islet of peace in the heart of the bustling metropolis. The way along a winding path is not less beautiful than the temple on the top!15
Amusement park Dream World
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The Jim Thompson House
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Siam Ocean World Aquarium
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The magnificent view of the city from the 63rd floor of a skyscraper, known to the wide public from the movie "The Hangover, Part 2", cannot leave anyone indifferent.5
It is rather small in size, but one of the most popular zoos in Bangkok. There are more than 1,600 species of different animals.20
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The Marble Temple
The majestic temple of Wat Benchamabophit, made of marble, is considered to be a work of art.2