Wat Arun Ratchawaram Ratchaworamawihan

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan (Thai: วัดอรุณราชวราราม ราชวรมหาวิหาร) or Wat Arun (Thai pronunciation: [wát ʔarun], “Temple of Dawn”) is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.


This is the last Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress, so I figured that I’d post a large photo gallery as my final post. Thanks to the team at WordPress for hosting this challenge for many years. Respect.

Enjoy the photo gallery:


The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna,[1] often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand’s landmarks and the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence.[2] Although the temple had existed since at least the seventeenth century, its distinctive prang (spires) were built in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II.

The text above is copy/paste from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Arun

Google Map to Wat Arun: https://www.google.no/maps/place/Wat+Arun+Ratchawaram+Ratchaworamawihan/@13.7417235,100.4818437,15.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x30e29906eaff2b69:0x86fd997e5694b89d!8m2!3d13.7436854!4d100.4889269?hl=no

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11 thoughts on “Wat Arun Ratchawaram Ratchaworamawihan

  1. Cardinal – I have to tell ya that I love some of your packed photo posts. The one that sticks with me was the ice skating one from a few months ago. Bloggers all have different vibes with their posts and number of pictures adds to the flavor and the way you use the collage feature really allows for flow – and then folks can clock to see larger images.
    Just had to say that for starters.

    and in this post – the bottom 8 photos have such an inviting night mood with soft light in cloud, water, and buildings –

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