Wat Arun & Wat Pho is a representative temple in Bangkok, in the city of them!
As it is Bangkok city, we can go without spending much time, and movement is mainly “boat”!
It goes across the river of life of Bangkok, “Chao Phraya River”!
It’s very Bangkok like this and very fun, it’s cool and comfortable to move around the water by boat
Well, the first step is to get to the “Sathorn Pier”!
How to get to Wat Arun①
Saphan Taksin Station
& Sathorn Pier
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‘Sathorn’ is a main Boat landing place. There is a BTS (sky train) station ‘Saphan Taksin’ near this.
First of all, go to the ‘Saphan Taksin’ station!
As soon as you exit Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin station, there is a boat landing for Sathorn!
How to get to Wat Arun②
Take a Boat ‘ChaoPhrayaExpress’
Once you arrive at ‘Sathorn’, take a boat called ‘Chao Phraya Express’ and go to ‘Wat Arun’!
‘Chao Playa Express’ is a cheap public boat in Bangkok, around 13～32Baht (US$0.42～1) !! Let’s use it!!
There are 3 types of the boat at ChaoPhrayaExpress!
The type is determined by the color of the flag attached to the rear of the boat.
To get to Wat Arun, take ‘Orange Flag’ or ‘Yellow Flag’!
It depends on the time of day, but it is recommended ‘Yellow Flag’, because the boat has fewer stops.
Orange Flag …nomal stop boat
・Time 6:00～19:00 ・Fee 15Bath (US$0.5)
Green flag…Express boat (only morning/evening) ・Time 6:00～8:00, 16:00～18:00 ・Fee Change in distance13～32Bath (US$0.4～1)
Route map of ChaoPhrayaExpress
The departure of the boat is the Red Line ‘Sathon’! You will take a boat from there.
How to get to Wat Arun③
Buy a Boat Ticket
Then you get to Sathorn, buy a ticket for the boat!
If you got there, the Chao Phraya tourist boat staff(wearing a light blue shirt) saying “Hellow, Where do you go?”, and induce the ‘Chao Phraya tourist boat ‘… but it’s not ‘Chao Playa Express’!!
It is hard to find the ticket place of Chao Phraya Express … ▼Here!!
Buy a ticket here. You will be asked the destination, so if you say ‘Wat Arun’, they will sell tickets for ‘Orange Flag’ or ‘Yellow Flag’!
When I got there, already arrived a ‘Yellow Flag’ boat, we bought one for 20Baht and got on board!
How to get to Wat Arun④
Take the Orange flag boat or Yellow flag boat
The flag of Chao Phraya Express is behind the boat!
We saw it↑ “What is it Gold flag…!?”, but it’s a Yellow flag!!
In the case of the yellow flag, the third stop was ‘Wat Arun’, it was good early◎！
You can go there by Chao Phraya Tourist Boat(HOP ON HOP OFF BOAT)
By the way, you can also go to Wat Arun with ‘Chao Phraya Tourist Boat’◎！
The boat travels the main tourist spots around the Chao Phraya River!
★Chao Phraya Tourist Boat ＝travels the main tourist spots ・Time 9:30～17:30 ・Fee 180Bath/day (US$6)
The Boat is expensive BUT heavy traffic can be avoided!
‘Chao Phraya Tourist Boat’ is more expensive than a public boat, and business time is short, but there are many seats!
And there are not many people buying tickets because high price than the pubic one, so it seems that they can certainly sit and move. If you want to move comfortably, it may be better to use this◎
Moreover, if it is this ship, it can go to Asiatique! (But business time is short!)
The boat will stop right in front of Wat Arun, so it’s quite easy to understand the timing of getting off!
Introduce you to Wat Arun !!
First of all, from the basic information of Wat Arun! Unlike Japanese temples, there are restrictions on clothing, so you need to be careful about clothing, though it is hot Thailand.
Opening hours: 8:00 to 18:00
Be careful that the ticket office closes at 17:40!
Admission fee is 50 baht
This brown building is the ticket office! As soon as you get off the ship and walk straight you will see it. 50Baht (= about US$1.6)
Wat Arun seems to be particularly bad when you can see your feet! It is better to be careful with the tops as the Wat pho can not wear a dress that looks like a shoulder. The T-shirt is OK! Thai pants are also OK!