December 22, 2010

One of the most published images of Bangkok- Wat Arun

Location: Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand (13° 44′ 38″ N, 100° 29′ 19″ E)
Date: 24 June 2010, 6.35pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Canon 70-200/f4.0

Wat Arun is one of the best known landmarks of Bangkok. Situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, it consists of a massive elongated prang (Khmer-style tower), and is surrounded by four smaller prangs. The prangs are decorated by seashells and bits of porcelain which had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China. It is quite an interesting temple to visit but more stunning to look at from the opposite bank especially during sunset.

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1 comment:

karolina said...

We were there the other week, a beautiful Wat when you get up close with it, so many details!