Bangkok's Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) Self-Guided Walking Tour
1 - 2 hours
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 3 : Grand Pagoda (Prang)
The audio stories really make this app worth every penny. You actually learn interesting things about the temple rather than just dates and names. For example... why is a BUDDHIST temple named after a HINDU god (Arun)? The “Learn more” sections offer “Buddhism for Dummies” audio stories which are very helpful for the rest of Bangkok too.
However, some things need work. First, there should be a tour version that starts at the different temple entrances.... I didn’t start from the recommended entrance, so I needed to make my way to Stop 1 and THEN follow the tour. Annoying but not a deal-breaker. Second, there is a lot of construction at the temple so the route needs updating. (Just a little though).
Overall, very pleased with this purchase. Wat Arun isn’t a top choice for many visitors, but it should be.
Excellent very easy to use. Did the Grand Palace tour also using the app. Guided us through the temple with ease and also had interesting stories.
Wat Arun app explains so very well about the temple and it's history. It helped alot as there were not enough tour guides available for this temple. Loved it!
Bangkok's Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) Self-Guided
My wife and I came for our 25th wedding anniversary to visit the historical sites and temples of Thailand. I’ve always wanted to see them, and I’m so glad that we did the temple is amazing. Words and pictures cannot describe.
Pretty Good Guide
After a good experience at the grand palace, I got this app from the same company and was happy with it.
I had some trouble initially (had to redownload, the starting point was hard to find), but after I figured it out, everything was very smooth.
I particularly liked the extra content under the normal stops. It was easy to miss, but very interesting.
So well done !
Full credit to this app. The story is so nicely described. Only because of this story, the visit to this temple became worthwhile. We used this company’s apps while visiting other temples also. All are nice. Things to improve for this one: need to have this story start from both the gates. Some places are confusing but the story makes up for it all. Don’t visit without this app.