Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand


One Night in Bangkok, originally uploaded by Stuck in Customs.

Wat Arun Rajwararam (Thai: วัดอรุณ, Thai pronunciation: [wát ʔarun], "Temple of the Dawn") is a Buddhist temple (wat) in the Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The full name of the temple is Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan (วัดอรุณราชวรารามราชวรมหาวิหาร). Named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn, the Wat Arun is considered one of the most well known of Thailand's many landmarks.Drawn on a novel by Japanese writer Yukio Mishima(The Temple of Dawn-The Sea of Fertility).

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