Travel Photo of the Week — Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand

Posted by - July 28, 2011 | Category: Asia, Escapes, Thailand

Wat Arun just across the river from the Golden Palace in Bangkok is just one of those places where it’s hard to take a poor photo. 

Known as the “Temple of the Dawn”, work began on it in 1809, and it is one of the landmarks of the Bangkok skyline.

I was surprised that some guidebooks suggest that it looks better from afar than up close.  Although it does indeed look stunning from across the river, visiting the actual site makes you appreciate the detail that went into its construction.

Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand

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28 comments - add one
  1. Around wats in Cambodia, or even the great temples of southern India, you just can’t take a bad photo. They’re so delicately ornate, and intricately decorated that photographing from any angle is a pleasure! Love them?

  2. Around wats in Cambodia, or even the great temples of southern India, you just can’t take a bad photo. They’re so delicately ornate, and intricately decorated that photographing from any angle is a pleasure! Love them.

  3. [email protected] says:

    Nice saturated colors and good depth of field! What camera/lens are you using?

  4. I loved my visit to Wat Arun even though I couldn’t even get in! (I was too late 🙂 ) But it was really beautiful even from the outside.

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