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Welcome to the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) Tour
Welcome to the Wat Arun tour, a professionally-narrated walking tour! Wat Arun temple is the oldest temple in Bangkok. You will learn about the significance of this oldest temple, its god Aruna (sun), central prang, colored porcelain, the stupa, seashells, and Mount Meru. This temple housed Emerald Buddha for a short time. Enjoy climbing up on the tall pagoda.
About the Tour
Welcome to the Wat Arun Self-Guided Walking Tour, a professionally-narrated walking tour! This sacred site, known as the Temple of the Dawn, sits along the mighty Chao Phraya River. It is one of the most stunning religious structures in the world.
This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) with maximum flexibility and value. You’ll learn about what makes this temple special in a city full of temples.
This self-guided audio tour begins at both entrances, so it doesn’t matter where you start. Be sure to download the Action Tour Guide app beforehand (check your email for the link) so that you can start walking as soon as you arrive. You begin the tour of bustling Bangkok at the Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, or Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in the Yai district of Bangkok.
Experience Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.
Explore the main cloister of the temple Wat Arun complex contains more than 100 Buddha images. It also has Buddha’s footprint. A flight of steps leads up to the chamber, where a copy of Buddha’s footprint is carved in stone and decorated with porcelain.
King Taksin envisioned wat Arun in 1768. It’s believed that after fighting his way out of Ayutthaya, which was taken over by a Burmese army at the time, he arrived at this temple just as dawn was breaking. He later had the temple renovated and renamed it the Temple of the Dawn.
Next, we’ll continue walking along the set route shown in the app and explore the grounds. This includes other temples in the complex, intricate statues and the sacred footprint of the Buddha. Our tour finally ends at the beautiful Ordination Hall on the grounds of Wat Arun.
Starting Point Address: Wat Arun Ferry Pier, 34 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
What You'll See
History of the Temple of Dawn
Stairs to Upper Terraces
The Buddha's Footprint
Ordination Hall (Ubosot) Entrance Gate
Ordination Hall (Ubosot)
Preview the Tour
Stop 2 : History of the "Temple of Dawn"
Stop 3 : Grand Pagoda (Prang)
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.