Saturday, October 15, 2005

Wat Arun Bangkok-Thailand

“Pay respect to a Buddha image in a temple at Wat Arun, your life will be prosper”
The original name is Wat Makok. Today every person knows is Wat Arun the temple of dawn. It stands on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri. When 1767, King Takin and his army reached this place to build his new capital Thonburi. And He renamed from Wat Makok to Wat Jaeng. After that King Rama II. He repair temple, build four smaller tower (Phar Prang) and renamed temple is Wat Arun Ratchawararam. Wat Arun is an important part of Thai history because The Emerald Buddha from Vientiane, Laos is enshrined there before move to Wat Phra Kaeo. Prominent point of Wat Arun is Phar Phang, it’s a large tower in Thailand. Phar Phang is 81 meters high and is surrounded by smaller prangs.

Wat Arun Festival:

Wat Arun Festival is concept was set out to bring together ancient performing arts and free spirit of Thailand. The first time of festival in 2000, under concept of “When come Alive”. The festival about March or April every year. The activity on Wat Arun festival such as Thai traditional dramatic performance (Li-kea), monkey show, Thai-style antiphon and Thai games.

How to go there:

You can go to Wat Arun by Boat (Take a cross-river ferry at Tha Tien Pier, ticket 3 Baht per person), car and Bus (no. 19, 57 and 83). Wat Arun Ratchawararam is located on the west side of Chao Phaya River, Arun Amarin Road, Kwang Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Bangkok

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