Top 3 Temples To Visit In Bangkok

There’s something about Bangkok that makes me come back over and over again. I’m not entirely sure if it’s the food, the people, or the gorgeous Temples. All I know for certain is that Bangkok makes me feel like home. Here are my Top 3 temples to visit in Bangkok.

Make sure to wear proper clothing at all times.

For ladies: shoulders and legs should be covered, and there shouldn’t be any cleavage.

For men: wear long pants, and at least a shirt.

As you will be entering a holy place, please be peaceful.
No shouting or running and jumping.

Wat Arun

Wat Arun is also referred to as the Temple of Dawn. Although to be honest, I do feel like it is best viewed during the sunset since it’s on the west side of the Chao Phraya River .

Wat Arun is very easy to get to by boat. It has its own jetty on the Chao Phraya river, right opposite the jetty for Wat Pho. A little ferry shuttles between the two sides of the river at 4 Baht / person. Even though the boat ride only takes about two minutes in total, the view of the temple during the journey is simple stunning.

Entrance Fee: 50 Baht
Opening Time: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun,
Khet Bangkok Yai
Bangkok, 10600

Wat Saket (Golden Mount)

Located at the heart of Bangkok, the Wat Saket Temple a.k.a. the Golden Mount is a Buddhist temple that can be found in the Pom Prap Sattru Phai district.

It takes 318 steps to reach the top but proved to be quite easy as you will be entertained by the view of Bangkok’s unique skyline. The details on all of the art in and around the temple will amaze you too.

It’s relatively not very well known in the Instagram world as of yet, and I’m actually thankful for that — there are no crazy queues, and you could really enjoy some peace and quiet while in this temple.

Entrance Fee: 50 Baht
Opening Time: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

344 Thanon Chakkraphatdi Phong, Khwaeng Ban Bat,
Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai
Bangkok, 10100

Grand Palace

I know this is really not a temple, but I suggest that you go and see it at least once.
Thailand’s explosion of tourist arrivals means that, at times, the Grand Palace can be full of visitors all vying for the shame shot of the complex’s shimmering beauty. Throw in the kind of hot hummid weather and you have a sticky situation.

Come here really early if you want at least 15-20 minutes of peace, or come at noon if you can bear the heat; either way, I think that you’ll have an unforgettable experience.

Entrance Fee: 500 Baht
Opening Time: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang,
Khet Phra Nakhon
Bangkok, 10200

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