A Morning in Wat Arun

The Temple of Dawn. It is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn in honour of the symbolic founding of the New Ayutthaya. It's situated at the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It was beautiful from afar but for me it was in the details. The spires were decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain, a common temple ornamentation in the early Ratanakosin period. I've heard it's beautiful out here on sunset or when it lights up at night. But the early morning isn't too bad at all.

 Wat Arun from the other side of the river.

Wat Arun from the other side of the river.

 The  bòht   or ordination hall. 

The bòht  or ordination hall. 

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