Wat Arun Sunset From the Ferry on the Chao Phraya

Wat Arun Temple and khlongs

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Iconic Temple, Long Tail Boat Khlongs Tour

On the Thonburi side, the iconic Wat Arun and long-tail boat Khlongs tour. Thonburi was the capital from 1768 to 1782, Canals in Thonburi are still important waterways and are popular with tourists. Along the Khlongs, many temples, the tranquil way of life, the artist’s house traditional puppets show, and far from the traffic jams of Bangkok.

Wat Arun After RenovationWat Arun Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun, an architectural representation of Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology. One of the most famous, revered and oldest temples of Bangkok. Has been under 4 years renovation, and a facelift, rejuvenated and regained a shine by taking on a white appearance taking a white appearance compared to its state (black) before restorations. The favorite of million visitors every year. Pagoda between 67-86 meters high, where one could access by the steep steps and had a very beautiful view of Chao Phraya, unfortunately, the access is closed.

Best time to visit its early morning 06.00-06.30 before the opening, photographers will not regret the early wake-up. Peaceful, not hot, and you may meet monks receiving alms from people in the area. In the evening, around 17.00 is a good time as well for lightening and not many tourists.

Entrance fee 100 baht, dress code

Best Way To Get There

Express ferry

From Tha Thien Pier (8), which is one of the good locations for the sunset on the temple, and where a regular small ferry will take you (3 baht) to the Wat on the other side of the river.

A must visit

Open 08.30 -17.30

Wat Arun Ordination TempleWat Arun on the 10 Baht Coin

Old Wooden House Along the LongLong-Tail Boat Tours

Tours at different routes (price and duration), but Klong Mon is the one, attractions, and places to explore. A lock to pass and life along the Khlong will make you forget you are in the heart of Bangkok, keep your camera always ready. Temples, shrines, schools, some ladies’ vendor on a small wooden boat, old wooden and some modern beautiful houses, and some show-off kids. A peaceful moment on a past of what the city was like and a lifestyle that we hope will last.

kids Have Fun

A must long-tail ride boat before the 21st century eats up. Also a real delight for photographers. Tours at Saphan Taksin 1.5 hr to 3hrs.

You can start at Tha Rajinee for a 1-hour tour.

Scam: Be careful with the Taxi or Tuk Tuk that will approach you near the grand palace

A day to remember

Puppets Show at Ban SilapinArtist’s House-Baan Silapin

On the Khlong Bang Luang, the Baan Silapin is a beautiful 200 years house and a 600 years old Stupa (Chedi) inside, Paintings gallery, clothes, mask, puppets, plain papier-mache masque to paint, and statues for sale. Restaurants and small coffee shops, sometimes boat vendors coming around.

One of the best traditional puppet show in Bangkok, they are a very popular troupe and sometimes they perform elsewhere to earn money and continue to make a living from their art.

Wat Kamphaeng Khlong Bang ChakWat Kamphaeng

Next, to the artists’ house, Wat Kamphaeng beautiful ancient temple built in the late Ayutthaya period, and restored in the first part of the Rattanakosin period. It decays in places, although this is part of its charm it needs better maintenance. Many Buddha images have been brought from Ayutthaya. Two old temples on either side of the chapel are currently under renovation and are not accessible.

Every day at 2 pm, free. Wednesday off.

It is best to make sure that the show will take place during your visit

Tel. 02 868 5279 – 081 258 9260- 089 125 3949

Please don’t feed the fish with bread it’s not good for them

A beautiful place to relax and a visit is required

Going There

Take a long-tail boat at Taksin Sathorn pier, or a tour on the Khlong, to negotiate with a stop at the artist’s house

You can try to rent a boat for a tour from Wat Arun


Easy and Free boat from Bang Wa BTS stationFree boat service on the klong Phai Charoen to Baan Silapin

Take exit 4, pass it and then go down the stairs for the footbridge to Bang Wa Pier. Short (10-15 minutes) but pleasant trip on the Khlong Phasi Charoen to the last stop, Wat Thongsalangam and 2 minutes walk to Baan Silapin.

Only Weekend

Every half hour from 8.00 to 18.00

From BTS Wongwian Yai,  Bang Wa station or Talat Phlu, taxi to Wat Kuhasawan and a short walk along the canal

With MRT 

The blue line make it easy to get there, drop to the Bang Phai station, exit 4, go to the Petkasem soi 20, the artiste’s house is 10 to 15 minutes walk in the soi.

Address 309 Phet Kasem road soi 28

Open. Monday,Tuesday 10am to 6pm

Wednesday to Friday 9am to 6pm

Weekend 9am to 7pm

I never miss and enjoy this tour when friends of mine come to visit Bangkok and ask me to take them around.

I hope this will be helpful for planning your next trip to Bangkok. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you out


In a comfortable and welcoming environment to stay near Baan Silapin

Aiim’s Tales Canal Boutique House

elegance, good taste, and quietude

Bang Luang House

Across from Baan Silapin, cozy, local life, 2 rooms set directly on the canal

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