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.
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