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Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

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Bangkok Trip: Wat Arun Temple – It’s time to share back about my Bangkok Trip that I’ve been to a week ago. After getting onto the water taxi at Tha Tien Pier, we reached the other side of Bangkok, where the famous Wat Arun Temple is located. Wat Arun is also known as 郑王庙 Zheng4 Wang2 Miao4 to the Chinese is famous for it’s pyramid-like Prang-style tower which symbolic holistic goddess and it’s away for the Thai’s buddhist to worship to god.

It’s very special and only available in Thailand, and I heard Cambodia too. It’s something that you couldn’t be found in China or Malaysia.

Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

The weather was really really hot, 2 set of umbrellas were really not enough for four of us. It’s best to have one for each. Hueisean and I went in to the Wat Arun to check out and climbed up to the top. Entrance fee at 50 Baht per person and you will have to wear a proper clothing in there. Hueisean dear wore a pair of shorts so she had to rent a piece of Sarung-liked cloth to cover up the leg. Deposit 100Baht and pay a rental of 20Baht for it, it’s pretty cheap. There’s no dress code for man though.

Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

Bangkok: Wat Arun Temple

We took photos at the bottom of the tower later then we climbed up the stairs. The stairs are pretty steep and I need to hold tight on the handle to guide me up and there. There’s two landing point up there and from there I can get a good view of two sides of Bangkok.

It’s better at the top because it’s windy and we enjoyed the view of Bangkok. The Prang-styled tower is a really special architecture element of Thai. Every part of it are decorated with tiles and ornaments, I feel it’s very, unique and amazing. Spend 10 minutes up there and we went back down. Mom and dad were waiting for us down there because they had no interest in climbing it. After that, we went back to the pier to catch the water taxi back to the other side of the river. We then we to tour the famous reclining sleeping Buddha – Wat Pho and Grand Palace.

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