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The  Bell Tower    This stands behind the Wihan's. It is in Chinese style.              


The Mondop of the Buddha's Foot-Print  Rama III commanded this miniature of the foot-print of the Buddha to be placed in this Mondop which is decorated with pieces of broken porcelain on all sides. The roof in the traditional style.            


The Group of Monk's Cells These buildings are in brick and mortar and are the work of King Rama III's craftsmen.


The Pavilion by the River This stands in front of the ordination Hall. The arrangement of stones in the garden near the river is very beautiful. There are rows of Stupa's around this garden. There are also Chinese stone sculptures in the forms of soldiers holding weapons, garudas and kinnaris. Beside these there are statues of Nai Rueng and Nai Nok in front of the Ordination Hall. These men burned themselves to death hoping to attain Nirvana. On the base there is an inscription relating the story of these two men


Monkut  Entrance The entrance before the ordination Hall with tiered roof in the form of a crown flanked by a pair of demons, the white one named Sahassa Decha and the green one Thosakan ( Ravana). Thosakan, the green demon stucco decorated with glazed ceramic tile. One of the four small prangs at each corner of the main prang. Below left is Phra Wihan. The Mondop is in the centre and next to the right stands the Ordination Hall. The boundary stone. The two Small Wihan, the one in the north used to be the ordination hall, the south one is the original Wihan. Verandah of the Ordination Hall adorned with the coloured glazed tiles in floral and leaf design. The lotus capital is in glided lacquer. The plaza around the Hall decorated with stone figures of Chinese men and lions. Phra Phuttharup Narumit, the standing Buddha image dedicated to King Rama II, installed in the front porch of the Ordination Hall. The paintings on door panels illustrating mythical trees that bear the woman-like fruits. The presiding Buddha image cast in the reign of King Rama II  


Location : Wat Arun Ratchawararam is located on the west side of  Chao Phaya River  No. 34, Arun Amarin Road, Kwang Wat Arun, Khet , Bangkok Yai, Bangkok

Access to Wat Arun

By  Boat :Take a cross-river ferry at Tha Tien Pier on Thai Wang Road. The ferry takes off about every 10 - 15 minutes. Ticket is Baht 2.- per person per one way. The ferry  operates from 06.00 - 22.00 hrs. daily.

By  Car :   The nearest way is to cross Chao Phraya River by Pinklao Bridge and turn left on Arun Amarin Road. Go straight ahead, drive pass Sirirat Hospital, Navy Office, Wat Kruawan, and another Navy Office, Wat Arun is on your left  hand-side.

By  Bus :   Buses to Wat Arun are no. 19, 57 and 83.

Web Site: http://www.watarun.org

Wat Arun and the Bell Tower, the Mondop of the Buddha’s foot print, the Pavilion by the River, Monkut Entrance

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