You can't help but notice Wat Arun stalwartly overlooking the left bank as you meander down Bangkok's Chao Phraya River. Situated opposite the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, the "Temple of Dawn" is a marvel all its own with its decorative, porcelain-covered prang (or towers) rising magnificently above the surrounding temple grounds. The tallest of these is 79 meters and, though much of the rest of the temple is considerably older, dates back to the early/mid 19th century. Aside from these beautiful structures, there's an Ordination Hall adorned with a beautiful Niramitr Buddha image that's well worth checking out amidst Wat Arun's meticulously manicured gardens. It's also worth noting that the best pictures of the spires are snapped from across the river, so plan ahead if you want to capture both the interior and exterior of this magnificent temple in all its glory.
Note:Entrance for non-Thai citizens will set you back a modest 50 THB.