Wat Arun, Thailand

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Wat Arun is a well known landmark adorning the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Named after the Indian God Aruna, the temple complex is an architectural representation of the cosmos, with 4 smaller temples surrounding a large temple in the center. Built between the 17-19 centuries, the 5 temple spires are decorated with seashells and porcelain tiles that were once the ballast from ships sailing between China and Bangkok.  They are a patchwork quilt of colors, designs and creatures. 

To get there you must take a water taxi from the main side of Bangkok, but one of the best views is from the east side at sunrise and sunset.  Enjoy the photos.

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  1. One of my favorite temples in Bangkok. I tried to make it for sunset when I was there in December, but foiled both times! A good sunset shot is still on my list!