Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Discover Wat Arun, the famous Temple of Dawn, with this self-guided audio tour. Marvel at the art and architecture, understand the history, and tie it all together with unbeatable city views.

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  • Explore one of Thailand’s most famous and sacred sites: the Temple of Dawn
  • Admire the temple’s beautiful architecture and artwork
  • Learn the significance behind the intricate statues and sculptures
  • Experience breathtaking views of Bangkok from the temple’s high perch
  • Discover the rich history of Buddhism in Thailand


Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Note: This 0.2+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Bangkok's Wat Arun in 1 hour. Once downloaded, your tour of Wat Arun begins at the temple’s ticket gate. From there, you’ll enter the grounds and take in your first good view of the awe-inspiring complex. The Grand Pagoda will be your first stop, towering overhead at 270 feet and bedecked in intricate carvings. Your audio guide will help you decipher this beautiful artwork as you admire the pagoda. When you head toward the Upper Terraces, up next, you’ll dig into the history of Buddhism in Thailand, and how Wat Arun was designed to specifically honor and reference scenes from the Buddha’s life. At the top of those terraces, breathtaking views of the Chao Phraya River await you. From there, you’ll continue on to a replica of the actual Buddha’s footprint, forever preserved in stone. Then you’ll head to the main attraction: the Ordination Hall. At the entrance gate, you’ll encounter two enormous statues of demons and hear their story. In the Ordination Hall itself, you’ll find a huge number of statues and murals honoring the life of the Buddha. As you take your time exploring this deeply sacred place, you’ll learn how to identify some of the key elements of the hall. Your tour concludes here, but you’re free to stick around as long as you’d like!


Easy-to-use app: download the Action Tour Guide App onto your phone Unique password: access your tour on the Action Tour Guide App Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey! Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews! Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories. Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned! Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi. Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use! Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely! New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips! All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.

Important Information

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images.
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app).
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive.
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location.
  • Flexible schedule: Use it on any day and at any time or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change.
  • It has new, extra validity—now yours for an entire year! Use it multiple times over multiple trips!
  • Walking tour: Use one tour per couple and share headphones.
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.

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