The most revered temple of all time in Thailand is now finally a must-to-see site in the glorious land of Thailand named Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn). The name was given as a representation of Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology. Wat Arun’s mystical four-corner prangs (Khmer-style tower) serves as perfection and transcendence of the Gods to mankind. The temple is located along the riverside of Chao Phraya River and emits beautification whenever being lit up during night time.
Wat Arun: The Beginning
It has been a great history of what the temple has been contributed to greatest history of Thailand. The temple is one of the most surviving architectural structures in Thailand. Wat or temple refers to group religious building which is enclosed by walls with several gateways. Most of the tour in visiting Wat Arun is only part of bigger packages. The Holy relics of pagoda was disembarked when King Taksin, former founder of capital of Thonburi at pays a respect during dawn which is why it was named as Temple of the Dawn. Whenever paying a visit to this remarkable temple people try to walk in its narrow stairways up to the temple top. Most likely the stairs will give you the test of strong legs and feet as it has narrow footstep upward and such a careless step may let you fall instantly. Most of the people who try reaching it are kids as they have small feet and stronger legs.
Unexplainable Engineered Structures
Elongated Prangs. Chinese Ceramics. Terrestrial Towers. Are the finest, intricate and most unexplainable designs in which still in the process of determining how does it built way back centuries of mankind without using any machine. This has been an argument to all architectural designers of how Thai people can actually make it possible to stand in the riverside of Chao Phraya River? The tower symbolizes thirty-three havens. The steep stairs leading to two terraces that is the base of the bigger prangs. A design of Kinnaree or half-human, frightening Yaksas or demons makes the temple a much more exciting attraction when paying for a visit. The temple was actually designed by King Rama II but the murals said that it was designed by reign of King Rama V.
The Best of the Best it can Offer
People can enjoy the wonders of Wat Arun Temple during night time. They lit up the tower with its magnificent lighting and freely enjoy the lighting show they provide during open season. You can also climb the steep Stupa mosiaced steps before sunset and enjoy the over-the-top views seeing Chao Phraya River and the bustling busy streets of city lights of Bangkok. The temple is open to public with admission fee from 8:30AM up to 5:30PM. It’s wonderful structure what makes this temple cut above every other temple that Bangkok has. People of different legions are very much like attracted to come and see the temple in flesh and astoundingly give a round of applause to its undeniable, unexplainable and unexpected architectural design that is very much to be proud of Thai community.