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Explore Highest position # 308 on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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My wife and I intended to walk arround Bangkok tourist area to take photos on Saturday, but the sky was very cloudy and there was a small rain. So we went to a place for taking a sunset shot of "the Temple of Dawn". By the way the sun had a day off, so there were no beautiful sunset shots. That was good, since we order more drinks and wait for a night shot of the famous scenery of Bangkok. The above photo is what we get. We found that this is the nearest spot to take a photo of the temple of dawn from the opposite site of the river.


วัดอรุณราชวราราม เป็นวัดโบราณ สร้างมาแต่ครั้งสมัยอยุธยา เดิมเรียกว่า "วัดมะกอก"

ภายหลังเปลี่ยนเป็น "วัดมะกอกนอก" แล้วเปลี่ยนเป็น "วัดแจ้ง","วัดอรุณราชธาราม" และ "วัดอรุณราชวราราม" โดยลำดับ ปัจจุบันเรียก "วัดอรุณราชวราราม"


Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, is one of Bangkok's best know landmark. It stands on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri. Wat Arun is best seen from the opposite bank of the river; it glistens in the sunlight during the day and stands dark and noble at dawn or dusk. A visit to the beautiful, peaceful monastery complex surrounding the familiar towers is very worth-while. These towers, the "Phra Prang," Read more and see more old photo of Wat Arun at :


Exposure: 3.6 sec, Aperture: f/9.5, Focal Length: 24 mm, ISO:100

Nikon D80, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX

White Balance: Manual.


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Taken on August 9, 2008