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Wat Arun

Wat Arun is named for Aruna, the Indian god of dawn, because King Taksin arrived here at sunrise on an October day in 1767 to establish Thonburi as Siam’s new capital. With its prominent prang (towers), the temple shows a strong Khmer influence. All the prang are ornamentally encrusted with colorful broken porcelain.prac_info34 Arun Amarin Road • 02 891 1149 • Ferry from Tha Thien Pier • Open 8am–6pm daily (parts of the temple may be closed and opening times may vary due to renovations being carried out until fall 2016) • Adm B50 • www.watarun.org ...

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