Take the boat for 3 Baht and you’ll get there in no time. You’ll pick it up at Than Pier and take the boat straight across to the Wat Arun Pier. There is only one boat the stops at the Wat Arun Pier and that’s the boat from Than Pier. When we were done, we just took the boat back to Than Pier and then got on the Chao Phraya Express Boat back to our hotel.
Best Pad Thai
In addition to exploring Wat Arun we also spent time wandering around Thon Buri. You need to eat at this restaurant – the best Pad Thai we had on our whole trip, hands down. First, walk one block west and turn left. Then, walk two blocks south and turn right. Walk one block west and this restaurant is on your right hand side, on the corner; the corner of Wang Doem Road and Thanon Arun Amarin. Try it! This is what it looks like on Google Maps – yet it looks different now.
The Temple of Dawn
Wat Arun is under construction right now, yet it’s still so beautiful. The towers are hight and the detail is impeccable.
Okay, so this picture is misleading – it doesn’t seem that high up, but it is. I’m at least 3 stories up and the stairs, they are super steep. So steep that my full sized 8 foot doesn’t really fit on them unless I turn it sideways. Walk carefully and don’t make sudden movements.
Overall, make time to visit Wat Arun and the neighbourhood of Thon Buri if you’re in Bangkok, you’ll be happy you did.
This is us on the boat back – see, lifejackets for all!
Thanks for stopping by – see you again soon.