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Sunday lunch: Wat Arun

Hosted by a member of the Bangkok Explorers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 27 Aug 10:20 - 14:20

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This landmark on Bangkok's River of Kings consists of a massive elongated prang or Khmer-style tower characteristic of Thai temple architecture, surrounded by four smaller prangs. The 79 meter high tower is decorated with ceramic tiles and fragments of multi colored porcelain which had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China. The porcelain mosaic fills every conceivable nook, cranny, and wall, creating a brilliantly imaginative and visually stunning monument. The statuary is also replete with mosaic adornment. The outer four corners are Prangs which hold statues of Phra Phai, the God of Wind. The entrance to the temple building is guarded by a pair of impressive mythical giants, similar to the 12 giants in the Wat Phra Kaew or Grand Palace.

10:20 meet at Protected content
10:45 visit Wat Arun (50B)
11:45 walk Thonburi neighborhood (25min)
12:15 lunch at cafe (?) by the river with the view of BKK ( Protected content )
14:20 cross-river ferry from Wat Rkhang pier to Tha Chang