Sight Seeing
Shoppping
Museum & Art
Night Life
1. MRTA(subway) Samyan Station: 0.4 Km.
2. BTS(skytrain) Saladaeng Sta.: 0.6 Km.
3. Hualampong Main train station: 2 Km.
4. Patpong: 0.6 Km.
5. Lumpinee Park: 0.5 Km.
6. Robinson department Store: 0.35 Km.
7. Central department Store: 0.6 Km.
8. MBK & Siam paragon: 2 Km.
9. Wat Traimitr: 2.3 Km.
10. Grand Palace : 5.6 Km.
11. Wat Pho: 5 Km.
12. Khaosarn Road: 5 Km.
  Wat Arun
Wat Arun is a buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok, Thailand. The temple is located in the Bangkok Yai district, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The full name of the temple is Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahavihara.

    The outstanding feature of Wat Arun is its central prang (Khmer-style tower). Steep steps lead to the two terraces. The height is reported by different sources as between 66,80 m and 86 m. The corners are surrounded by 4 smaller satellite prangs. The prangs are decorated by seashells and bits of porcelain which had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China. Around the base of the prangs are various figures of ancient Chinese soldiers and animals. Over the second terrace are four statues of the Hindu god Indra riding on Erawan.

    Next to the prangs is the Ordination Hall with the Niramitr Buddha image supposedly designed by King Rama II. The front entrance of the Ordination Hall has a roof with a central spire, decorated in coloured ceramic and stuccowork sheated in coloured china. There are 2 demons, or temple guardian figures in front.

    The temple was built in the days of Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya and originally known as Wat Makok (The Olive Temple). In the ensuing era when Thonburi was capital, King Taksin changed the name to Wat Chaeng.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Arun
Copyright © 2007-2016 Take a Nap. Mobile phone: 086-3110999
Powered by watana-design.com. All Rights Reserved.