Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) (Tel. 4655640)
Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun can be reached either by Arun Amarin Road or by crossing the river by boat from Tha Tien Pier, near Wat Pho. The most attractive structure in this temple is the 79 metre-high pagoda or "Phra Prang". Wat Arun was restored during the brief Thonburi period to be the Royal Chapel of King Taksin. Despite its name ''Temple of the Dawns", the most beautiful view of it is from the Bangkok side ofthe riverat sunset. Admission fee is 10 baht. The building is open daily from 7.00 am.-5.00 pm.
A source for further information in Bangkok is the Tourism Authority of Thailand, phone 226-0060. If you are calling from outside the country, that number will need to be prefaced by country code 66, city code 2. In the U.S. the Tourism Authority can be contacted at (312) 819-3990, fax (312) 565-0359; in Canada at (604) 733-4540, fax (604) 733-4599; in Sydney at 9247-7540, fax 9251-2465; and in London at (171) 499-7679, fax 629-5519.
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