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Tour of Wat Arun

Newly renovated temple in Bangkok.

Tom Kirschner
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Tour of Wat Arun
Inserted: 24.03.2018
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Located on the right bank of the Chao Phraya River, this temple has been attracting tourists for decades. The church underwent a complete reconstruction at the end of 2017, and now its restored façade made of ceramic shards has been far into September.

Wat Arun
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Wat Arun

Admission is still very low.

Wat Arun
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Wat Arun

The temple has been covered with scaffolding for many years, but the result of the reconstruction is worth the wait.

Wat Arun
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Wat Arun

Thousands or even millions of ceramic shards form an amazing composition.

Wat Arun
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Wat Arun

The main pagoda is 80 m high.

Wat Arun
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Wat Arun

The temple is built in the Khmer style, as one of the few temples in Bangkok.

Wat Arun
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Wat Arun

Of course, the pagoda itself is surrounded by a garden and many other Buddhist buildings.

Wat Arun
Author: Tom Kirschner © gigaplaces.com

Wat Arun

The entrance to the complex is guarded by armed guards from Buddhist mythology.

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