Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Wat Arun

Wat Arun, named after the Indian deity of dawn, Aruna, is located on the West bank of Chao Phraya River. Its 86-meter Khmer-style prang towers above the river to form one of the most breathtaking and famous landmarks in Bangkok.

Wat Arun as seen from the East bank of Chao Phraya River...

Wat Arun is also known as the Temple of the Dawn, but it really should be renamed the Temple of Sunset. Sunset over Chao Phraya, with Wat Arun on the foreground, has inspired countless of artists and photographers – including me…


  1. A nice place to visit.. I went there before..

  2. 很壮观宏伟的建筑物。


  3. Here's wishing you & your loved ones a Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year! Gung xi fa cai!!

  4. Beautiful pictures. Thank you. I hope I may be able to see it in person some day.

  5. funn!!! i almost booked tix to bangkok when they were giving out free seats..but..no money for hotellll T_T


    ok glad there are photos here so i dun have to go to know how nice bangkok is! =D

  6. huei
    If you have no money for hotel, then try "guesthouse". I stayed in a guesthouse near Khaosan Road. The rate was a mere 150 Baht (~RM15) per night.