Thailand’s Temple of Dawn

A real estate investment executive, Abraham Valentino enjoys traveling during his time outside of the office. Having visited Europe numerous times, Abraham Valentino plans to journey to Asia next, making stops in China, Singapore, and Thailand.

In 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, was the world’s most-visited destination, according to Global Destination Cities Index. The city expected nearly 16 million tourists that year. When visiting, travelers should consider seeing the Temple of Dawn, also known as Wat Arun. A 2014 Travelers’ Choice award winner in the category of attractions, the Temple of Dawn is a religious site named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn. The Buddhist temple offers a beautiful silhouette as the sun sets and its lights create a picturesque view from the east side of Bangkok’s River of Kings. In addition, the monument possesses intricate mosaics made of multicolored ceramic and porcelain tiles, terraces overlooking surrounding waters, and statues honoring Hindu gods.

Open to the public, the temple operates from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time every day. Thai citizens may enter the temple for free, but international visitors must pay 30 Thai Baht (approximately $1 USD) to view the sanctuary.