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Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

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
Full description
Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. 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!
  • Mission: Join us to explore the world and its stories. Let us start with this area.
  • Discover at your own pace using a mobile app.
  • An audio guide, map, and tour book - all in one app on your phone.
  • A link to download the Action Tour Guide app. Password for your tours.
  • Easy to use - auto-play based on your GPS location. Hands-free.
  • Live Offline GPS map- works without a cell signal. Gives stop-by-stop directions.
  • All-day support line: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, and professionally narrated audio.
  • Visit key & hidden points. Enrich your experience with historical images/videos/text.
  • Start when there is less crowd, stop to take pictures, break for hikes, or go for lunch.
  • Valid for life - Listen to it before, during, and after the tour. Use it on multiple days.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
  • National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations.

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Wat Arun Ferry Pier, 34 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app with a map, audio stories, and a guide.
  • Buy one tour per couple. Use a phone speaker or share the headsets.
  • The app offers a full itinerary, tips, professional audio stories, scripts, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, hikes, and offline directions.
  • Flexible Schedule: Use it on any day and at any time- over multiple days.
  • Use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • It auto starts based on you reaching the starting point GPS.
  • All stories play based on your GPS location. Requires no buttons to press.
  • Get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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Very instructive, easy to use and enjoyable.

February 28, 2022

February 3, 2023

Product ID: 397929