A Complete Guide to Visit Wat Arun in Bangkok for Tourists

Wat Arun Bangkok Guide

Are you looking for the most comprehensive guide on how to get to Wat Arun temple in Bangkok?

Or, do you want to visit Wat Arun after exploring popular attractions like Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Pratunam, Khao San Road and Siam Paragon?

This detailed guide will give you an idea of how to reach Wat Arun from other top attractions in Bangkok. It will also show you the best things to do and see in this famous temple through some beautiful pictures.

Wat Arun Bangkok Attractions
Wat Arun Bangkok Attractions

And for you to have a more convenient and enjoyable trip, I will share some important tips and other valuable information in this blog. These include the proper attire to wear when visiting the temple and what things you should take note to avoid scammers.

All in all, this guide will help you prepare for your trip to Wat Arun efficiently and effectively.

So, let’s begin this blog by knowing why you should visit this famous attraction in Bangkok.

Why You Should Visit Wat Arun in Bangkok?


 

Wat Arun Temple of Dawn
Wat Arun Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun is more than just a religious site that was created to honor the god of dawn―Arun. It comes with a historical depth that can be dated back to the 17th century. This is where King Taksin landed after the fall of Ayutthaya during the Burmese invasion.

Because he reached the place shortly before sunrise, the temple is often called the “Temple of the Dawn”. And it was at this place that he built a shrine that would now become the famous Wat Arun.

Temple of the Dawn

After many centuries, Wat Arun still stands to be one of the most scenic temples in the country. Its location makes it more mesmerizing―it nestles on the side of the beautiful Chao Phraya River.

And if you want to see more of this stunning landmark, here are some beautiful sights of Wat Arun.

What Things to Do and See at Wat Arun?


 

Wat Arun Pagodas
The pagodas of Wat Arun

It’s difficult to miss these gigantic pagodas surrounding the entire complex. This is an eye-catching attraction that outlines the amazing craftsmanship of the Thai people.

Though the temple was established during the 17th century, it took 2 more centuries for it to be recognized.

The construction of the pagodas started during the 19th century, under the leadership of Rama II. It was then completed by Rama III. After years of detailed artistry, Wat Arun now showcases one main pagoda bounded by smaller pagodas and an ordination hall.

Wat Arun Main Pagoda Entrance
The entrance to the main pagoda

This is the entrance to the main pagoda of Wat Arun. Even from afar, you can already witness the spectacular beauty of this 70-meter grand pagoda. The impressive Khmer architectural style radiates all over the complex.

Wat Arun Main Pagoda Spires
The staircase of the main pagoda

The main pagoda, in particular, is beautifully bounded with colourful Chinese porcelain tiles and vibrant spires. It’s truly a picturesque spot.

Wat Arun Main Pagoda Walkway
The walkway of the main pagoda

Continue your journey to the main pagoda walkway that will give you a scenic view of the river and cityscape. And don’t forget to take a closer look at the decorated walls that carve the history of the temple.

Wat Arun Main Pagoda Decorated with Chinese Porcelain
Porcelain tiles decorated on the main pagoda

All the multi-coloured mosaics illustrate one of the most popular beautifications during the Rattanakosin period. During the earlier centuries, broken and colourful porcelain tiles were casted-off by Chinese ships at Bangkok port.

Base of the main pagoda
The base of the main pagoda

After your tour above, there’s more to see and appreciate at the base of the main pagoda. Here, you can find more interesting sights that will make you fall in love with Wat Arun even more.

Take a moment to appreciate the unique figures scattered around the pagoda’s base. These are a remarkable representation of the early history and cultural charm of the country.

Because of its long-running history, Wat Arun had to undergo an extensive renovation to restore its intricate designs and patterns. It was temporarily closed for 3 years to make sure that everything is secured and in place.

Wat Arun Pagodas Surrounding
The surrounding pagodas

Carry on with your tour around Wat Arun and enjoy all its amazing sceneries. All the pagodas and its surrounding designs are definitely worth the visit. No wonder it’s one of the most visited locations in the country.

Wat Arun Pagoda Surrouding
Chinese warrior sculptures

Because of its towering beauty, the Wat Arun pagodas can be a great backdrop to your photos! The entire landscape is breath-taking from morning until evening. So, whatever time of the day you visit, you’ll have a chance to witness its beauty.

Aside from the intricate patterns of Chinese porcelain, there are also striking Chinese warrior sculptures within the complex. You can find these stone statues at the base of the grand pagoda.

Ancient Chinese Soldier at Wat Arun
Ancient Chinese soldier statue

Here’s a picture of an ancient Chinese sculpture at Wat Arun that acts as a guardian of the temple. Aside from its religious representation, these statues were part of the history between Thailand and China. China was one of the active exporters of the country many centuries ago.

Smaller Pagoda at Wat Arun
The small pagoda

The main pagoda isn’t the only attraction in the temple complex. There are smaller pagodas that also deserve your attention. Even if these are smaller, you can still distinguish its cultural beauty because of the elaborate designs and patterns.

These smaller pagodas still feature the remarkable Khmer style and the spectacular Chinese porcelain patterns.

Main Entrance of Ordination Hall at Wat Arun
The main entrance of Ordination Hall

Apart from the sky-high pagodas, you’ll have the opportunity to see another religious site in this popular religious compound. And that is no other than the Ordination Hall, which is located next to the pyramid portion. This striking building shelters a golden Niramitr Buddha Statue, which was said to be designed by King Rama III himself.

Temple Guardian Figures at Ordination Hall Entrance
Temple giant guardian figures

As you enter the Ordination Hall entrance, you’ll see the temple giant guardian figures. These towering stone guards aren’t just simple statues. These are definitely a work of art filled with vibrant designs and colours.

Ordination Hall at Wat Arun
Ordination Hall

The exterior of the Ordination Hall is simply a sight to marvel. The white columns perfectly blend with the classic gold and red roof.

Buddha Sculpture at Ordination Hall
Buddha sculptures surround the Ordination Hall

Also, worth-mentioning are the unique sculptures and lush scenery that enclose the sacred building.

Golden Niramitr Buddha with Mural Painting Inside Ordination Hall
Golden Niramitr Buddha

The Ordination Hall is considered the holiest place in the entire temple complex. This is where most rituals are performed in front of the golden Niramitr Buddha statue.

These beautiful mural paintings are not just for fancy decorations. The mural paintings are represented the life story of Buddha before founding Buddhism. It is said that the murals were created during the period of Rama V.

Golden Buddha Statue in Wat Arun Buddhist Temple
Golden Buddha

Other than this, there is another golden buddha statue located beside the Ordination Hall where you can visit as well. Apart from the buddha image, the inside of the temple is filled with marble illustrations and sophisticated murals.

Beautiful Garden Riverside at Wat Arun
The riverside of Wat Arun

After all the walking and touring around the temple, relax and simply enjoy the lush garden of Wat Arun. The green scenery effortlessly complements the scenic riverside and towering structures of this remarkable temple.

Wat Arun Entrance Fee and Opening Hours


 

Wat Arun Entrance Fee
Wat Arun tickets
Opening Hours

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Ticket Price

50 Baht per person

Google Maps

Dress Code Guidelines at Wat Arun


 

Wat Arun Dress Code Guide
The dress code guidelines

Like most temples, it’s important that you wear the appropriate clothing so that you’re allowed to enter the complex.

Dress code for men:
Should wear short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirts
Should wear long pants or short pants that cover the knees
Can wear comfortable footwear like sandals, shoes, and flip-flops

Shouldn’t wear sleeveless shirts
Shouldn’t wear clothing with disrespectful slogans or images
Shouldn’t wear torn clothes and pants

Dress code for women:
Should wear long skirts or trousers that extend to the knee
Can wear short-sleeved top or T-shirt
Can wear long dresses that cover your shoulder
Can wear comfortable footwear like sandals, shoes, and flip-flops

Shouldn’t wear sleeveless shirts, tank tops, and see-through outfits
Shouldn’t wear short dresses, miniskirts, short pants, and leggings
Shouldn’t wear clothing with disrespectful slogans or images

If you prefer wearing short pants, make sure you bring a Sarong to cover your legs. In case you forget to bring one, don’t worry because there’s a stall near the ticket counter that rents Sarong. It’s priced at 20 Baht.

5 Important Things You Should Know Before Visiting Wat Arun


 

1. How long do you need to spend at Wat Arun temple?

How Long to Spend at Wat Arun

Normally, you can complete the tour around the temple for an hour. But if you have extra time, 2 hours would be enough. This will give you time not just to explore the entire complex but also to relax and have fun.

2. When is the best time to visit Wat Arun temple?

Best Time to Visit Wat Arun

The best time to explore Wat Arun is during early morning. At this time, there are still few visitors and the sun is not yet too hot. If you can’t visit in the morning, it’s advisable to go to the place around 4 PM which can also help you to avoid crowds.

3. Prepare some small change

Wat Arun Ticket Counter
The ticket counter of Wat Arun

To save time, it’s highly recommended that you prepare some small change before you visit Wat Arun. Sometimes, the ticket counters for the boat rides and Wat Arun might not have enough change. So, it’s best that you have some small notes in your pocket like – 20 Baht, 50 Baht and 100 Baht.

4. Beware of tuk-tuk scammers

Tuk-tuk
Tuk-tuk

There are some local scammers who may approach and inform you that the Wat Arun Temple is closed. They will then offer you a cheap tuk-tuk tour instead. Beware of this scheme because the temple is open daily, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

5. Don’t miss the nearby attractions – Grand Palace and Wat Pho

Grand Palace and Wat Pho Attractions
Grand Palace and Wat Pho

Did you know that Wat Arun is very near to other top attractions like Grand Palace and Wat Pho?

Just like Wat Arun, Grand Palace and Wat Pho are also very popular in Bangkok, with millions of travellers per year.

Each of these famous attractions has its own beautiful features. But what makes it more amazing is that all 3 tourist spots are located near each other! This means you can actually tick all of these sites off your bucket list in just one day.

And that’s what I did during my holiday in Bangkok.

If you want to know more about Bangkok’s most famous landmark, check out my blog here: Grand Palace Bangkok Guide. Or, if you want to get more details about the well-liked Buddhist temple complex, see here: Wat Pho Bangkok Guide.

And to help you plan out your trip properly, here’s my suggested route to help you visit these 3 famous spots in one day.

  • Grand Palace ⇒ Wat Pho ⇒ Wat Arun

Want to know how to make your Bangkok trip less stressful as well as save time and money?

I have listed down what important things that you should prepare in advance before going to Bangkok. So, you won’t panic or stress during your holiday in Bangkok.


How to Get to Wat Arun in Bangkok by BTS and Chao Phraya Express Boat?


 

How to go to Wat Arun
BTS Skytrain and Chao Phraya Express Boat

Save time and money by taking the BTS Skytrain and Chao Phraya Express Boat. This is the easiest way to get to Wat Arun temple without breaking the bank.

The first step is to take the Silom Line going to Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Then, head to the Exit 2 of the station. At the end of the Exit 2, climb down the stairs. Go straight for around a minute, and you’ll spot the Sathorn Pier on the left side.

Right after, hop aboard the Orange Flag Boat (Chao Phraya Express Boat) to Tha Tien Pier. Once you alight from the Orange Flag Boat at the Tha Tien Pier, catch the cross-river ferry over there. This will bring you to the opposite side of the river where the Wat Arun temple is located.

To have a detailed view of the instructions, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to go to Wat Arun by BTS Skytrain and Boat.

1. Ratchathewi BTS Station (Pratunam) to Wat Arun

Ratchathewi Pratunam to Wat Arun by BTS and Boat

  1. Take the Sukhumvit Line from Ratchathewi BTS Station to Siam BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Siam BTS Station and then change to Silom Line.
  3. Catch the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  4. After that, get down from skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then go down the stair at the Exit 2.
  5. Then, go along the walkway in less than a minute, you’ll find the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  6. Buy Orange Flag Boat ticket at the ticketing booth over there.
  7. Line up to prepare hop on the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  8. After you hop off the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier, you should board a cross-river ferry to Wat Arun Pier.
  9. Finally, Wat Arun temple is in front of you.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Cross-river Ferry Boat
= 19 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 37 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare + Cross-river Ferry Boat Fare
= 40 Baht + 15 Baht + 4 Baht
= 59 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Arun.

2. Siam BTS Station to Wat Arun

Siam to Wat Arun by BTS and Boat

  1. Take the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  2. You should get off the skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then go down the stair at the Exit 2.
  3. After going down the stair, you should go straight on until you see the Sathorn Pier on your left. (Hint: Less than a minute walk to the jetty after going down the stair.)
  4. Purchase Orange Flag Boat ticket at ticketing booth of the jetty.
  5. Board the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  6. After you get off the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier, you should take the cross-river ferry to Wat Arun Pier.
  7. You will see the temple there when you leave the boat at Wat Arun Pier.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Cross-river Ferry Boat
= 11 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 29 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare + Cross-river Ferry Boat Fare
= 37 Baht + 15 Baht + 4 Baht
= 56 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Arun.

3. Chit Lom BTS Station (Central World) to Wat Arun

Chit Lom to Wat Arun by BTS and Boat

  1. Ride the Sukhumvit Line from Chit Lom BTS Station to Siam BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Siam BTS Station and then change to Silom Line.
  3. Take the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  4. Get down from skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then climb down the stair at the Exit 2.
  5. After going down the stair at the Exit 2, go along the walkway until you see the Sathorn Pier then turn left.
  6. Buy Orange Flag Boat ticket at the ticketing booth over there.
  7. Hop on the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  8. Hop off the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier and then board a cross-river ferry to Wat Arun Pier.
  9. You will discover the Wat Arun temple just in front of you after leaving the boat at Wat Arun Pier.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Cross-river Ferry Boat
= 18 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 36 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare + Cross-river Ferry Boat Fare
= 40 Baht + 15 Baht + 4 Baht
= 59 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Arun.

4. Silom to Wat Arun

Silom to Wat Arun by BTS and Boat

  1. Catch the Silom Line from Sala Daeng BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  2. Get off the skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and then climb down the stair at the Exit 2.
  3. After that, keep going straight in less than a minute, you will discover the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  4. Purchase Orange Flag Boat ticket at the ticketing booth over there.
  5. Queue up to board the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  6. After you get off the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier, hop on the cross-river ferry to Wat Arun Pier.
  7. When you hop off the boat at Wat Arun Pier, you will discover the temple there.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Cross-river Ferry Boat
= 7 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 25 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare + Cross-river Ferry Boat Fare
= 30 Baht + 15 Baht + 4 Baht
= 49 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Arun.

5. Sukhumvit to Wat Arun

Sukhumvit to Wat Arun by BTS and Boat

  1. Catch the Sukhumvit Line from Asok BTS Station to Siam BTS Station.
  2. Alight at Siam BTS Station and then change to Silom Line.
  3. Hop on the Silom Line from Siam BTS Station to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  4. Head for the Exit 2 after you get off the skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
  5. Climb down the stair at the Exit 2 and then go straight. Soon, you will see the Sathorn Pier on your left.
  6. Next, purchase the Orange Flag Boat ticket at the ticketing booth over there.
  7. After that, queue up to board the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  8. Get off the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier and then transfer to cross-river ferry for Wat Arun Pier.
  9. After you hop off the cross-river ferry at Wat Arun Pier, you will spot the temple there.

Estimated Time Required = BTS Skytrain + Orange Flag Boat + Cross-river Ferry Boat
= 24 minutes + 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 42 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = BTS Skytrain Fare + Orange Flag Boat Fare + Cross-river Ferry Boat Fare
= 44 Baht + 15 Baht + 4 Baht
= 63 Baht

*Refer here to know how to take the Orange Flag Boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Arun.

A Step-by-step Guide on Getting to Wat Arun by BTS Skytrain and Orange Flag Boat

Saphan Taksin BTS Station
Saphan Taksin BTS Station

1. The very first step is to take the Silom Line that will bring you to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.

Saphan Taksin BTS Station Exit 2
The Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin BTS Station

2. Then, get off the Skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS Station and head to the Exit 2. The Sathorn Pier is just a minute away from the Exit 2 of the Saphan Taksin BTS Station.

Saphan Taksin BTS Station Exit 2 Stair
The stair at the Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin BTS Station

3. At the Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin BTS Station, take the stairs down.

Head to Sathorn Pier
The walkway to Sathorn Pier

4. Walk straight for less than a minute and turn left. This is where you’ll find Sathorn Pier.

Walk to Orange Flag Boat Ticketing Booth
Sathorn Pier

5. Then, go straight and you’ll see the ticketing booth that sells the Orange Flag Boat ticket.

Orange Flag Boat Ticketing Booth at Sathorn Pier
Orange Flag Boat ticketing booth at Sathorn Pier

6. This is the ticketing booth where you can buy the Orange Flag Boat Ticket. It’s not hard to find the ticketing booth. Just look for the spot with a sign “Chao Phraya Express Boat (Orange Flag)”. The one-way boat fare is 15 Baht per person. This amount is already the fixed rate regardless of the jetty where you get off.

Orange Flag Boat
Orange Flag Boat

7. After buying your boat ticket, follow the queue for the Orange Flag Boat. The travel duration from Sathorn Pier to Tha Tien Pier is around 15 minutes. And, you won’t have a hard time looking for the right place to get off. It’s because there’s a signboard that shows the pier name, so just check if it’s “Tha Tien Pier”.

Tha Tien Pier
Tha Tien Pier

8. Upon arrival at Tha Tien Pier, you will need to catch the cross-river ferry.

Wat Arun Temple Opposite Side of Tha Tien Pier
Wat Arun Temple

9. The cross-river ferry will bring you to the opposite side of the river, where the popular temple is situated.

Cross-river Ferry Boat to Wat Arun
Cross-river ferry Boat

10. It will take around 3 minutes to cross from Tha Tien Pier to Wat Arun Pier. And in case you miss the cross-river ferry, nothing to worry because it will go back. It caters passengers every 10 to 15 minutes. The fare for the cross-river ferry boat is 4 Baht per person. You can buy it upon arrival at Tha Tien Pier. And for the return trip, just reverse the steps listed above.

Summary: Saphan Taksin BTS Station to Wat Arun

  1. After you get off the Silom Line at Saphan Taksin BTS Station, look for the Exit 2.
  2. Go down the stair at the Exit 2 and then go straight ahead in less than a minute, you’ll discover Sathorn Pier located on your left.
  3. Purchase Orange Flag Boat ticket at the ticketing booth over there.
  4. Line up to board the Orange Flag Boat to Tha Tien Pier.
  5. You should get off the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier and then take a cross-river ferry to Wat Arun Pier.
  6. Finally, Wat Arun temple just in front of you.

Estimated Time Required = Orange Flag Boat + Cross-river Ferry Boat
= 15 minutes + 3 minutes
= 18 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = Orange Flag Boat Fare + Cross-river Ferry Boat Fare
= 15 Baht + 4 Baht
= 19 Baht

Orange Flag Boat departs every 10 to 20 minutes
Orange Flag Boat operating hours: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

How to Go Back from Wat Arun?

For the return trip, it’s very easy. Simply purchase the cross-river ferry ticket at Wat Arun Pier for only 4 Baht per person. This is the same amount as the ticket purchased at Tha Tien Pier.

After, take the cross-river ferry from Wat Arun to Tha Tien Pier. Then, board the Orange Flag Boat from Tha Tien Pier to Sathorn Pier.

Google Maps

For a more pictographic guideline on how to reach Wat Arun via BTS Skytrain and Orange Flag Boat, see the Google Maps below. This will give you a better idea of how to reach the place.

Wat Arun Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Saphan Taksin to Wat Arun

How to Go from Wat Pho to Wat Arun?


 

1. Wat Pho to Wat Arun

Wat Pho to Wat Arun Bangkok

If you’re from Wat Pho, there’s also an easy way to reach Wat Arun. It’s because these two attractions are close to each other.

To reach Wat Arun, simply walk straight from Wat Pho to Tha Tien Pier. This will take around 4 minutes.

From Tha Tien Pier, you will see the Wat Arun temple peeking on the opposite side. Just take the cross-river ferry at Tha Tien Pier to Wat Arun temple within 3 minutes. You can purchase the cross-river ferry ticket onsite. The fare is 4 Baht per person for one-way.

For easier navigation, check the specific Google Maps below. This will give you a clearer grasp of how to travel from Wat Pho to Wat Arun temple.

Wat Pho to Wat Arun Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Wat Pho to Wat Arun

2. Return Trip

Wat Arun Pier
Wat Arun Pier

For the return trip to Tha Tien Pier, purchase the cross-river ferry ticket at Wat Arun Pier. It also costs the same―4 Baht per person.

How to Go to Wat Arun from Grand Palace?


 

1. Grand Palace to Wat Arun

Grand Palace to Wat Arun Bangkok

For those who are visiting Grand Palace, you can explore next the breath-taking Wat Arun. Just like Wat Pho, Grand Palace is just a walking distance to the Tha Tien Pier―roughly around 11 minutes.

Then from Tha Tien Pier, you will just have to take the cross-river ferry going to Wat Arun temple. The boat ride will take around 3 minutes only.

And fare for the cross-river ferry boat fare, it is 4 Baht per person. This can be purchased on-site at the pier.

To help you on your way to Wat Arun from Grand Palace, check out the Google Maps below. Through this, it will be easier for you to navigate the area.

Grand Palace to Wat Arun Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Grand Palace to Wat Arun

2. Return Trip

Wat Arun Pier
Wat Arun Pier

As to the return trip, just take the cross-river ferry back to Tha Tien Pier. The boat ticket can be purchased at the Wat Arun Pier, which is also 4 Baht per person.

Khao San Road to Wat Arun Guide


 

Khao San Road to Wat Arun by Boat

  1. Board the Orange Flag Boat from Phra Arthit Pier to Tha Tien Pier.
  2. Leave the Orange Flag Boat at Tha Tien Pier and then take the cross-river ferry to Wat Arun Pier.
  3. You will see the Wat Arun temple there after you get off the boat at Wat Arun Pier.

Estimated Time Required = Orange Flag Boat + Cross-river Ferry Boat
= 8 minutes + 3 minutes
= 11 minutes
Estimated Travel Cost = Orange Flag Boat Fare + Cross-river Ferry Boat Fare
= 15 Baht + 4 Baht
= 19 Baht

And if you’re from Khao San Road, there’s also a way to visit Wat Arun. It’s not that complicated. Just check out the Google Maps below to guide you and give you a clearer picture of the way.

Khao San Road to Wat Arun Guide Map
Click here to see an interactive map from Khao San Road to Wat Arun

Join a Day Tour to Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Grand Palace


 

Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Grand Palace Day Tour
Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho

Wat Arun is not just a breath-taking temple. It’s beautifully positioned near two famous attractions― Wat Pho and Grand Palace. Because of its strategic location, you can visit all 3 spots in one day!

That’s what I did during my visit to Bangkok. So, if you don’t have enough time to plan for your trip, simply avail of the day tour.

This is the perfect option for busy individuals who can’t plan out their trip due to full working schedules. You won’t have to worry about what public transportation to take or what particular pier to visit. With this tour, you’ll be able to see all these 3 top-rated attractions at once.

In addition, this tour will let you experience the scenic longtail boat cruise that goes around Chao Phraya River. This cruise will show you with panoramic views of different iconic landmarks in the city.

So, if you want to see these 3 popular attractions, take the day tour, relax, and enjoy! The tour is led by a professional local tour guide, who will then make your trip more convenient and fun.

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Simply check out the reviews here to see what previous visitors have said about this day tour.

The tour guide is very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the attractions. You’ll learn more about the spots, together with its history and other important information.

They will also provide you with a free E-guided tour for the Grand Palace. This material comes in various languages, including English, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, and Vietnamese.

You can even ask recommendations for the best areas to go shopping and dining. After all, they are locals who know the places very well. Plus, they are extremely professional and well-organized so you’ll reach all the attractions easily and comfortably.

Hence, if you want to enjoy all these amazing advantages, opt to join the day tour. And, you’ll appreciate the tour even more because the assembly location is easy to find! It’s strategically located outside of Victory Monument BTS Station, Exit 2.

For the latest price, assembly location, itinerary, and actual departure & return time, see the link below.

Conclusion

Wat Arun is definitely a must-visit attraction in Bangkok. It’s more than just a religious site; it’s actually a piece of the country’s history. So, make sure you include this on your top spots to visit in the country!

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you find lots of interesting facts about this top-rated attraction. And hopefully, it will help you in preparing for your own Wat Arun trip in the future.

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