📷 Wat Arun | Steem Fest 4

📷 Wat Arun | Steem Fest 4

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Hello dear Steemians and Travelers!

This is my next travel blog on TravelFeed.io and today I will write about Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) that I visited when I was in Bangkok, Thailand for Steem Fest 4.

Wat Arun is considered to be the most elegant pagoda and among the best known landmarks of Thailand:

It is a Buddhist temple dedicated to the second reign of Chakkiri Dynasty and is located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River:

And this is the river:

According to Wikipedia, the full name of Wat Arun is Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan and the name derives from the Hindu god Aruna often personified as the radiations of the rising sun.

The central prang (spire) of Wat Arun is encrusted with colorful porcelain and is more than 80 meters tall: According to Wikipedia:

... although the temple had existed since at least the seventeenth century the central prang was built in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II.

And I would like to mention that the central spire is surrounded by other four prangs (spires):

Also I would like to highlight some interesting information about the architecture of the central prang (spire) and the statues surrounding it. According to Wikipedia:

The central prang is topped with a seven-pronged trident, referred to by many sources as the "Trident of Shiva". Around the base of the prang are various figures of ancient Chinese soldiers and animals. Over the second terrace are four statues of the Hindu god Indra riding on Erawan. In the Buddhist iconography, the central prang is considered to have three symbolic levels—base for Traiphum indicating all realms of existence, middle for Tavatimsa where all desires are gratified and top denoting Devaphum indicating six heavens within seven realms of happiness.

That's a picture of me in front of the central prang:

Wat Arun is also very beautiful at night. I took a picture of it while on a boat with the other Steemians during the closing dinner of Steem Fest 4:

Wat Arun was just an amazing place to visit! So, if you will be in Bangkok, Wat Arun is definitely a must-visit!

Now, let me share a little bit of important information for tourists. First of all, in order to get into the Wats in Bangkok, tourists should wear pants/jeans (no shorts).

The ticket to Wat Arun is 50 Baht:

The Wat is open everyday from 08:30 am to 06:00 p.m.:
Actually, those are pictures of the ticket that I bought. I decided to keep it.

The tourists are only allowed to walk around Wat Arun, to get to the first terrace of the central prang and to enjoy the yard of the Wat that is surrounded by other beautiful buildings:

So, it means that tourists cannot get into the prangs (spires) of the Wat.

The area of Wat Arun can be can be easily accessed by ferries, travelling across the Chao Phraya River:

On the west bank of Chao Phraya River is Wat Arun Ferry Pier:

On the east bank of Chao Phraya River is Tha Tien Ferry Pier (Ferry Gallery):

The ticket to the ferry is 4 Baht in each direction (or 8 Baht round trip). The trip takes a couple of minutes.

If you see at the ferry piers many people waiting in line ...
... don't worry! It goes very fast! We waited just for about 5-6 minutes.

That's it for now! Thank you for stopping by and reading! Hope you enjoyed my travel blog.

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05.12.2019 19:08

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That looked amazing @cryptospa, and very interesting to learn about it's architecture and history, must have been a really great experience to visit, thanks a lot for sharing and stay awesome.

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