LUXURY RIVERSIDE HOTEL NEAR THE WAT ARUN TEMPLE BANGKOK

TEMPLE OF THE DAWN

A former royal palace in Bangkok

 

 

Wat-Arun-Temple-of-DawnWat Arun is among the best known of Thailand’s landmarks and the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence. Wat Arun can be easily accessed through the Chao Phraya River, and ferries travel across the river towards the Maharaj pier. For the foreigners, the temple charges an entrance fee of 50 baht (as of March 2013). Wat Arun figures in one of Thailand’s most colorful festivals, the Royal Kathin and the king travels down in the Thai royal barge procession to present new robes to the monks after their three-month lent period.