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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

Train Route from BKK airport to Wat Arun:- Airport to Makkasan airport terminal- cityline- it takes 20-25mins and 35-45 TBH Per person ticket. Frequency of train every 15 min. There are automated ticket vending machines.- From Makkasan terminal take the 5 min Skywalk towards right and walk to Petchaburi station.- Take next train from Petchaburi to Hua Lamphong-18-20 mins . Direct train from Petchaburi to itsaraphap was not available when I visited and last stop was Hua lamphong. Please cross check while you take this route- Take train from Hua Lamphong to Itsaraphap -10 min- From Itsaraphap to Wat Arun it's a 10 minute Walk.I was back to airport in the evening following same train route to catch early morning flight to my home country. Most of the trains runs till midnight but just cross check on the day if any train services are stopped early in evening by 9-10 pm so that you can plan your return to airport accordingly if you decide to travel by train only.
When these were a sight to behold, the heat was exhausting and I knew I couldn't move another step. But you pushed me to go further and just like that, you showed me a better way to get across the Chao Phraya river to get to Wat Arun than walking for another 6 km - ie. by taking a ferry.
Ragini Mehra
1. Experience dawn at Wat Arun
Husein Haveliwala
Sushma Neeraj
One of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks and known from many postcards, the Wat Arun is best known for its massive prang, a tower on the Chao Phra river bank built in Khmer architectural style. The prang with its height of more than 80 meters is the highest in Thailand.The Wat Arun, commonly known as “the Temple of Dawn”, is one of only six temples of the highest grade of the first class Royal Temples, and therefore one of Thailand’s most revered temples. The area where the Wat Arun stands, which is almost directly opposite of the Grand Palace on the other side of the river, was chosen as the location for the new capital of the Thonburi Kingdom.