Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) in Bangkok, Thailand is locally known as Wat Cheang. The Buddhist temple gets its name from the Indian God Aruna, the God of Dawn. The temple is set on the banks of the Chao Praya River, and makes the Bangkok skyline look rather impressive.
The temple complex includes the 70 meter high Grand Pagoda, which is stunning and intricately designed. The outer walls are embellished with small pieces of porcelain and colored glass. At the base of the pagoda are sculptures of Chinese soldiers and animals. The Grand Pagoda is surrounded by four smaller pagodas. The temple is designed to represent the Mount Meru, which is essentially the center of the Buddhist and Hindu cosmology.Places nearby:
Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon), Bangkok: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha 0 km / 0 mi
Jim Thompson's House: Home Of The American Architect, Art Collector, And Businessman 4 km / 2 mi
Want a Great Souvenir? Visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market 8 km / 5 mi
The World Amusement Park near Pathum Thani, Thailand is the theme park to visit this season 27 km / 16 mi
The Muang Boran: Preserved Thai National Heritage 29 km / 18 mi