Wat Arun and Wat Pho, Bangkok

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From Khao San road it’s onto Wat Arun (the temple of dawn) and Wat Pho (the temple of the reclining Buddha) .

There are so many temples in Bangkok that you could see a different Buddha every day, but I found these two particularly interesting.
The temples are stunning, intricate pieces of art and architecture and it’s well worth taking a river taxi between Wat Arun and Wat Pho – tuk tuks are great fun, but river taxis are a lot more relaxing! (That said, I wouldn’t recommend the waterways after a night of heavy, Bangkok-bucket drinking. Seasickness and humidity do not a pleasant hangover make.)

wat arun bangkok

Remember to make sure you’re appropriately dressed – shoulders and knees should be covered, and you’ll need to take your footwear off to enter the temples so it’s best to stick to your flip flops if you’re having a day of spot-the-Buddha.

Entry to Wat Arun currently stands at 100baht (around £2) and you can visit between 8.30am and 5.30pm.
Wat Pho is also 100baht for entry, and is open 8am until 5pm.

There are many temples in Bangkok which you can visit for free- we were scouted out by a tuk tuk driver who drove us all around the city for an hour for 10baht each, stopping regularly so that we could take photos. Naturally we gave him a fairly substantial tip for his troubles!

 

wat arun wat pho bangkok

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