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Bangkok: Wat Arun

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When looking through my guide books and researching Thailand I came across Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn. Wat Arun is located on the Chao Phraya River and is easily accessible by water taxi… well, that is if you make it off at your dock. Mr. B and I couldn’t stop laughing because this water taxi was no joke. You heard the whistle and saw that we were pulling up to your dock, you better believe you butt better be at the back of that boat ready to basically leap off onto your stop, otherwise they were pulling away and you were staying on for another stop or so. Seriously!

Wat Arun stuck out to me because of its overall beauty. It is over 70 meters high, and decorated with tiny pieces of multicolored glass and Chinese porcelain that make up various patterns. The steps are very steep and slick. It was raining when we arrived so we did not make it to the top as I had planned.

It is gorgeously at night!

Oh, ladies don’t forget your cover up too!



From Sapphan Taksin boat pier take a river boat that stops at pier 8.
From pier 8 take a small shuttle boat from one side of the river to the other side.