Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan   Bangkok - Thailand  Oct.2018

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun ("Temple of Dawn") is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna, often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best-known of Thailand's landmarks. The first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence. Although the temple had existed since at least the seventeenth century, its distinctive prang (spires) were built in the early nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II. The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang (Khmer-style tower) which is encrusted with colorful porcelain. This is interpreted as a stupa-like pagoda encrusted with colored faience. The height is between 66.8 m and 86 m. The corners are surrounded by four smaller satellite prang. The Prangs are decorated by seashells and bits of porcelain that had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China. (Source:wikipedia.org)