Across the river from Wat Po is Wat Arun or the temple of Dawn, one of the city’s most important religious sites. Before being moved to Wat Phra Kaew, the emerald Buddha was temporarily housed there. The five towered structure is covered in colorful porcelain and designed as a representation of the Khmer home of the gods. Wat Arun is attractive in its striking pagodas which are decorated with millions of pieces of Chinese porcelain. Its central pagoda at a height of a 20 storey building is the tallest pagoda in Thailand, where a good view of the near surroundings can be seen.
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158 Wang Doem Rd, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600