|Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok - Thailand|
So, why should we visit the Wat Arun Temple?
I would recommend you spending time at least an hour visiting the temple. Although it is known as the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun looks really stunning at sunset! Sometimes you need a time to give yourself freedom all alone and the quietest time to visit, however, early morning is the perfect time because it is not crowded. Wat Arun has a really great concept because the architect gave the fine craftsmanship so it is not surprising that Wat Arun is one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. The price range for you to entering the Wat Arun temple is about 50 Baht, and you’ll be able to take as many pictures as you want while admiring the beauty of it! Especially if you’re Buddhist, it is the right holy place for you to visit because I adore the place so much although I’m not Buddhism.
What’s the story behind Wat Arun?
There are many Buddhist temples in Thailand and each known as a Wat. Wat Arun was named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn and the temple’s full name is Wat Arunratchawararam. There are so many legends saying things about how Wat Arun was created, legends says there was this King named Taksin in 1768, it is believed that after fighting his way out of Ayutthaya (taken by a Burnmese army at the time), he arrived at this temple just as dawn was breaking. Then, he had the temple renovated and renamed it Wat Chaeng, the Temple Of Dawn.
Why’s the Wat Arun temple so special?
Did you know that Thailand’s Wat Arun is illuminated to appear gold at the night? It is shining like a real gold. While its gilded appearance is beautiful in the dark especially at midnight, most of those that have witnessed the Temple Of Dawn in person will tell you that the best time of day to see the famous landmark is at sunset from the Bangkok side of the Chao Phraya River so don’t forget to grab your camera and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Wat Arun!
Did you know there are facts about the Wat Arun temple?
First, if you are in the Wat Arun temple, you can climb to the top of the base of Wat Arun via a steep staircase! But be sure to hold onto the rail on the way down. Second, the costs to enter the Wat Arun temple is only 30 Bahts per person, and you can have fun all the way inside! Last, the central prang (Khmer-style pagoda) stands at nearly 80 meters tall and symbolizes Mount Meru, as the legendary center of the universe.