Sunday, 2 June 2013

Travel: The Temple of Dawn, Bangkok (Thailand)

Unbelievably, there are over 31200 Buddhist temples spread around Thailand. In Thai these are called wat.

One of these, the Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn. Sitting majestically on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, the legendary Wat Arun is one of the most striking riverside landmarks of Thailand.

Despite the name, the most spectacular view of the glittering monument can be seen from the east side of the river at sunset, when the spires of Wat Arun make an impressive silhouette against the skyline.

Photos captured with my NIKON D500 in manual settings.


























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