Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bangkok's Wat Arunratchawararam (Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn)

Wat Arun at nightThe famous Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. The temple consists of a massive elongated prang (Khmer-style tower), which is surrounded by four smaller prangs. The main prang is 104m high and is decorated by pieces of porcelain that had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China. The Wat had a brief period as host of the celebrated Emerald Buddha, which now resides in nearby Wat Phra Kaew inside the grounds of the Grand Palace.  This photo was taken from across the Chao Phraya River near the also famous Wat Pho.  When visiting Bangkok this is a must see.   Read more...

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For the complete look at all my photos of Temples in the Bangkok area click here.  Feel free the use the link below when in Bangkok to help you navigate to the various temples in the Greater Bangkok area.

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Links to other pages of Bangkok Temples:

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram (Wat Phra Kaew).
Wat Phrachetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram Rajaworamahavihara (Wat Pho)
Wat Pratum Wanaram 
Wat Bang Nam near Bangkok.
Bangkok's Wat Arunratchawararam (Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn)

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