The Temple of Dawn is one of the most easily recognized monuments in Bangkok thanks to its 81-meter-high Phra Buddha Prang. The tower, covered in ceramic shards and shells, can be climbed via steep staircases, above each of which are statues of Indra riding Erawan. The four smaller prangs – or spires – around it feature statues of the wind god Phra Phai.
There are many other buildings and statues on the grounds. Two yaks stand guard before the Ordination Hall: Sahassateja, who is white, and the green Tasakanth. They are in the Ramakien, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu epic the Ramayana.
People say that the view of Wat Arun at sunset is one of the most beautiful ways to see it. Arun Residence has a deck with a bar for doing just that. Check their entry in this guide for more information.
Address: 34 Arun Amarin Road, Kwang Wat Arun
The best way to get to Wat Arun is to take the ferry from Tien Pier.
Phone: 02 891 2185
50 baht entry