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Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan

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"Wat Arun, known as the Temple of Dawn, stands as an iconic and breathtaking symbol on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. The temple's central feature is its towering prang, adorned with vivid ceramic tiles and seashells, creating a mesmerizing, shimmering effect. This architectural masterpiece reflects a harmonious blend of Thai, Khmer, and Chinese design elements. Guardian demon statues stand watch at the entrance, adding to the temple's mystical aura. Climbing the central prang offers panoramic views of the river and the city. With a rich history dating back to the Ayutthaya period, Wat Arun is not only a significant Buddhist temple but also a testament to Thailand's cultural heritage and craftsmanship. Its riverside location makes it a prominent landmark, especially enchanting when illuminated at night, drawing visitors to witness its spiritual beauty and panoramic vistas."
"On the west bank of the Chao Phraya River sits one of Thailand's most distinctive landmarks, the Buddhist temple Wat Arun. The temple gets its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun, hence its common name The Temple of Dawn. Its five spires or prangs are covered in porcelain mosaics and seashells giving Wat Arun a gleaming iridescence when the rising sun illuminates it at dawn. Linger in the mythical gardens, climb the steep white stairs, and soak up the romantic views at sunset. Take a taxi or a river ferry at Tha Tien Pier on Thai Wang Road across the Chao Praya River to the Thonburi area."
"Behind this temple there is a funny story: I wanted to go to visit it while it was dark (because looking at many pictures it was nice to see it with the light), unfortunately, I didn't know the bridge where there is a good view was far away from the actual temple. So the driver brought me to Wat Arun, and he entered from the exit with the motorbike until the guard stopped us. Happily, Thai people are very kind, he left me to take some pictures at the temple and I could see it very close. If you want to enjoy the view go to Phra Pokklao Bridge, but if you want to visit it inside, definitely check the timetable! "

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