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Wat Arun Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun is mostly known as a landmark of Bangkok. It consists of a tall Phra Prang (Khmer-style tower) and surrounded by four smaller Prangs. The most attractive structure of Wat Arun is the center 79-meter high pagoda or Phra Prang decorated with mosaic of multi- colors Chinese porcelain. The outer four corners are Prangs which hold statues of Phra Phai (god of the wind). The most beautiful view of Wat Arun is at sunset if viewed from the Bangkok side of the river. Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It can be reached by Arun Amarin road on Thonburi side or by taking a ferry from the Tha Tien pier, just behind the Grand Palace. The fare for ferry crossing is 2 baht.

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