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Cruise to Wat Arun

Trip on the Chao Phraya River

Petr Liška
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Cruise to Wat Arun
Inserted: 06.03.2021
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Wat Arun is without a doubt one of the top five most important sights in Bangkok, so it is a destination for almost all visitors to this city. Unlike all the other most famous landmarks of the city, it lies on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, so most sail here. It is either possible to use only the ferry across the river or take a longer cruise and still enjoy the views of the city from the boat

Phra Sumen Fort

We start the trip at the picturesque fortress of Phra Sumen, which served in earlier times as one of the main parts of Bangkok's defense

Phra Sumen Fort
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Santichaiprakan Park at the fortress

There is also a small public park by the fortress with a view of the river

Santichaiprakan Park at the fortress
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View from the park to the fortress

The fortress looks more like a summer house, but it is visible from the galleries

View from the park to the fortress
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View of the Rama VIII bridge

Not far from the fortress is the Phra Arthit pier, where you can board a boat in the direction of Wat Arun. In front of you will be a view of the impressive Rama VIII Bridge, which is almost half a kilometer long.

View of the Rama VIII bridge
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Cruise

Tourist boats are open with a nice view

Cruise
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Modern Bangkok

Small temple vs. modern development on the west bank of the river. A little further on in these places is the Thonburi railway station and the bizarre Siriraj Medical Museum.

Modern Bangkok
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Wat Rakhang

The most beautiful view on this payment is the Wat Rakhang temple, which is also worth a visit

Wat Rakhang
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View of Wat Pho

On the other side of the river is the even more famous Wat Pho

View of Wat Pho
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Wat Arun

After a 15-minute cruise, we are finally at our destination at the beautiful Wat Arun temple

Wat Arun
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