Known locally as Wat Arun or Wat Chaeng, Temple of Dawn stands on the Thonburi side of the Chao Praya River. It’s one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and for Thais symbolises not only longevity but also prosperity. Wat Arun is arguably Bangkok’s most famous landmark, its glittering 70-metre spire rising gracefully alongside the Chao Praya.
Any visit to the Temple of Dawn is in fact a mini river tour: take BTS SkyTrain to Saphan Taksin station at riverside and from the adjacent pier catch a Chao Praya taxi boat. Get off at Pier 8, from where a small shuttle boat service will take you across Thonburi.
Note: Make a day trip of it by including visits to the Grand Palace and Rattanakosin Island. And choose to stay at Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit, the best 4 star hotel at the center of Bangkok