Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

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This temple is unquestionably one of the most Instagrammed places in BKK to date. Named after the Indian God of Dawn, Aruna, the site is particularly known for its spire (or the prahng, as the locals would call it) which towers for about 70 meters high. The iconic landmark is a beauty on its own—with its intricate patterns deeply influenced by Chinese, Indian, and Khmer cultures. It is believed that the architectural design was inspired by Mount Meru, which is said to be the center of all the physical and spiritual universes.

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158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Thailand

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Comments (27)

Gellie Niña  3 years ago

This looks so nice Nicole. Will surely visit here soon.

Donita Tagao  3 years ago

hope to visit here soon!

Joshua  3 years ago

Really a must visit place for all Temple Runners out there! The temples are IG worthy for those who love sharing their travel stories to their friends!

Fame Javier  3 years ago

I'd love to be here huhu

ely fondevilla  3 years ago


Gus  3 years ago

What a temple!

Pat Anthony Padua  3 years ago

don't forget to bring suncreen 😂

Toni  3 years ago


Khiara  3 years ago

A beautiful place indeed 😍

Carlos Franco  3 years ago

I ran out of puns with Wat Pho.

Philip Tañedo  3 years ago


Chesca Pascual  3 years ago

I love Thailand

Rain Hosmillo  3 years ago

I’ll have this on my feed someday!

aying  3 years ago

i wanna go there!!

Yeen Vesl  3 years ago


Arrah  3 years ago

Didnt get to see this, but on my list now! You'll need a boat to get here, yeah?

naysa vlim  3 years ago

I’m learning so much from your article hehe

neth emeline  3 years ago

would loove to catch a sunset here

tomas  3 years ago

I see this all over instagram hahaha

Tommy Yu  3 years ago

Definitely super instagrammable haha

Shannen  3 years ago

Just beware of scammers in the area

gracej  3 years ago


rouel  3 years ago


Nicole Yu  4 years ago

@sneakyynikki also wasnt able to visit before huhu

Nikki S.A.  4 years ago

Wasn’t able to see this the last time I went to Thailand. Should definitely add this to my list when I go again~

Tommy Yu  4 years ago

Always loved Asian architecture! This is a nice addition to visit!

Orville Hernandez  4 years ago

Never been to bangkok but this is a nice guide for when I actually go there!

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