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Temple of Dawn

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Jim Thompson House

Temple of Dawn and Jim Thompson House are both highly recommended by expert writers. Overall, Jim Thompson House is preferred by most reviewers compared to Temple of Dawn. Jim Thompson House ranks #1 in Bangkok with accolades from 9 publications like Afar Magazine, Travel + Leisure and concierge.com.

Temple of Dawn and Jim Thompson House are both highly recommended by expert writers. Overall, Jim Thompson House is preferred by most reviewers compared to Temple of Dawn. Jim Thompson House ranks #1 in Bangkok with accolades from 9 publications like Afar Magazine, Travel + Leisure and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
91
#2 in Bangkok
location

158 Wang Doem Road, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The Wat Arun complex is a huge, active monastery. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    If this riverside spot is inspiring at sunrise, it's even more marvelous toward dusk, when the setting sun throws amber tones over the entire area. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Formerly known as Wat Jaeng, the 79m-high (260-ft.), Khmer-inspired tower was renamed the "Temple of Dawn," by King Thaksin, Bangkok's founder. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Striking Wat Arun commands a martial pose as the third point in the holy trinity (along with Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho) of Bangkok's early history. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Wat Arun is easily recognisable by its huge central prang (114m high), which is built in Khmer-style... this temple is dedicated to the Hindu god of the day, Aruna. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Bangkok

6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

  • 10 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    As you wander this unusual mansion, marvel at the architecture and treasures contained within. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Thompson imported parts of several up-country buildings, some as old as 150 years, to construct his compound of six Thai houses. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    American architect Jim Thompson settled in Bangkok after World War II, where he worked for American Intelligence and became fascinated by Thai culture and artifacts. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    In 1959, 12 years after he discovered the fine silks being woven across the klorng in Baan Krua and single-handedly turned Thai silk into a hugely successful export business. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Surrounded by greenery along San Sap khlong, this unusual teak house once belonged to the American Jim Thompson. Full Review →

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