Wat Arun: Bangkok’s Most Photogenic Temple

Have you ever been to a place where, on arrival, you’ve just stopped in your tracks and gone “wow”?

I did just that earlier this year at Wat Arun when I was visiting Bangkok’s temples with a friend.

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Wat Arun, Bangkok Wat Arun, Bangkok Wat Arun, Bangkok

To get to Wat Arun in the first place we had to cross the river by boat, so the approach is already quite magical as the temple looms ahead.

Wat Arun

Despite having visited Wat Ratchanadda and other temples during the same day, I was advised that my attire was not suitable for Wat Arun and I was forced to reclaim my sarong from my friend’s vibrantly dressed head, much to his dismay, and wear it around my own waist to cover more of my legs. Only then were we permitted entrance.

I looked quite a sight wearing such mismatched items, such as my blue beach dress that I had bought earlier in the trip on Koh Tao island, my green sarong over the top of it, and my conical Vietnamese hat that a train conductor had given to my friend a few days previously.

Wat Arun

But all this was forgotten as we approached the foot of the steps on the outside of Wat Arun and looked up…

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With a deep breath we set about climbing them.

Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun, Bangkok

The views of the entire city of Bangkok were well worth the effort. Once we got to the top we didn’t want to come down, we kept circling the temple, taking more photos and discovering new angles.

Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun, Bangkok

My photos from Wat Arun blow me away every time I look at them. See for yourself in the slideshow below.

As you know, this is not the first time I have mentioned this temple in Bangkok. If you want more information about Wat Arun, then read my other post about how to visit, when to visit and what to expect…

Don’t forget to share your favourite or most photogenic temple, in the comments.

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  1. paramveer singh says:

    nice