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Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

Discover Wat Arun, the famous Temple of Dawn, with this self-guided audio tour. Marvel at the art and architecture, understand the history, and tie it all together with unbeatable city views.

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Audio guide included


  • Explore one of Thailand’s most famous and sacred sites: the Temple of Dawn
  • Admire the temple’s beautiful architecture and artwork
  • Learn the significance behind the intricate statues and sculptures
  • Experience breathtaking views of Bangkok from the temple’s high perch
  • Discover the rich history of Buddhism in Thailand
Full description
Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour of Wat Arun begins at the temple’s ticket gate. From there, you’ll enter the temple grounds and get your first good look at the awe-inspiring complex. Your first stop will be at the Grand Pagoda, towering overhead at 270 feet and bedecked in intricate sculptures and carvings. Your tour will help you decipher the significance of these sculptures as you admire the pagoda. As you head toward the Upper Terraces, up next, you’ll learn more about the history of Buddhism in Thailand, and how Wat Arun was designed to specifically reference the Buddha’s life. At the top of those terraces, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Chao Phraya River. From there, you’ll continue to a replica of the actual Buddha’s footprint, forever preserved in stone. Your route takes you next to the main attraction: the Ordination Hall. At the entrance gate, you’ll encounter two enormous statues of demons. You’ll hear their story before continuing into the hall itself. The Ordination Hall is filled with statues and murals honoring the life of the Buddha. It’s a deeply sacred place, and as you take your time exploring, you’ll learn how to identify some of the key elements of the hall. Your tour concludes here, but you’re free to stick around as long as you’d like!
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Wat Arun Ferry Pier, 34 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
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Very instructive, easy to use and enjoyable.

February 28, 2022

Product ID: 397929