Gorgeous sunset, Bangkok style: Wat Arun

Sunset at Wat Arun, Bangkok

Beautiful isn’t it, and peaceful. But the phototaking was not as peaceful as the result. We found this small and deserted dock along the river, and parked ourselves there. A few seconds later, a couple of thugs (okay, they were a woman and a little kid) insisted we had to pay 20 baht if we are taking photograph there. We kept answering back “who are you?” and “can we see the ticket?”, finally she gave up and left. But we didn’t stay there for long, afraid she was going to be back with bigger thugs.

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14 Responses to “Gorgeous sunset, Bangkok style: Wat Arun”

  1. Jaime
    22 February 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Ahh amazing picture… sorry about the thugs! At least you did get an amazing shot!
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  2. Nomadic Samuel
    27 February 2012 at 1:29 am #

    Gorgeous shot! I’ve taken photos of Wat Arun during the day but never during sunset or at night.
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  3. Jade - Ouroyster.com
    27 February 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Wow! Stunning!
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  4. لپ تاپ
    28 February 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Dina so great sunset photo
    i gana use it for my background

  5. Brock - Backpack With Brock
    4 March 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    What a beautiful sunset!

  6. Spencer
    13 March 2012 at 2:06 am #

    What an awesome picture! You don’t get that where I come from. But that is the beauty of travel.

  7. Bama
    29 March 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    The thugs remind me of my experience of being scammed in Bangkok. However, Wat Arun is beautiful indeed, and you managed to capture it at the most perfect time!
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  8. Nancie
    3 April 2012 at 8:42 am #

    This is stunning. One of my favorite temples in Thailand.

  9. Audrey | That Backpacker
    21 May 2012 at 11:59 am #

    I really enjoy silhouette shots. This sunset looks beautiful!

    • Dina
      24 May 2012 at 2:49 pm #

      Thanks, Audrey! Sunsets and their silhouettes make lovely shots, I love taking them!

  10. Lawrence Michaels
    5 July 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Nice sunset shot. I remember that temple, or at least one very similar, it is very photogenic.
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  11. Ayas
    2 November 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Beuatiful :-)

  12. Escape Hunter
    17 April 2014 at 5:18 am #

    Iconic Wat Arun during the warm Thai sunset. So beautiful!
    Perhaps this is the best kind of photo one could make of Wat Arun – during sunset.

  13. Alica
    28 February 2015 at 6:36 am #

    OMG, this is gorgeous. I am so waiting for sunset when I visit any of the temples in Bangkok.

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