wat arun, bangkok

also known as the large temple across the river. the actual unshortened name translates to temple of dawn, which sounds quite rather like it belongs in an indiana jones flick (gotta love those) – but it’s nothing so haunted or menacing or treasure-filled (but what do I know).

we took a short boat ride over to the temple to play the part of tourist, but I’m almost ashamed to tell you we were bad jaded specimens: we took a couple of shots outside because it was just so pretty, but never went in. cross the river, clickety-click, and back over the river for lunch.

please don’t judge.


it was a bit of a (mis)adventure in getting there, which involved walking a terribly long stretch along the back of houses and a muddy canal – this probably influenced our can’t-be-bothered-no-more ‘tude at the temple – so I recommend just getting on a cab straight to the jetty for the boat.

gorgeous eh? but let’s not forget the delicious squid I had when we crossed back over the river:

plain gorgeous. I think this obsession for food ought to be worrying.

ซอยปรกอรุณ อรุณอมรินทร์, Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Located on the west side of Chao Praya River (opposite Tha Thien Pier)
Bangkok 10600, Thailand
per entry: B50, open 0800-1730 everyday

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