The location has been used as a temple since the 1300s, but the temple that currently exists was built in the 1900s.
Walking up, there are various statues among ponds and creeks. These included some rather creepy vultures. There are 300 steps, which feel like 3,000 when it's as hot as it was that day! But, it was a great location to visit, so it was ok.
There was a festival in the grounds of the temple, which involved delicious free food and it was wonderful.
This was the first part of the stairs. They got steeper the higher up the tower you went.
Also at the top, I saw a guy doing a motivation video blog. "And as you can see, I am at the top of Wat Arun. If I can do this, you can do this. Life is an adventure everyone!" It was... hilarious.
Afterwards, Dustin and I headed back to Siam. It was a lot more crowded on the boat. Crowded enough that one couple didn't get to the exit on time when pushing through the crowd. We had soup at this local place. I am not sure what it was, it was BRIGHT pink and amazingly delicious. Also, we had Thai iced tea, which is my favorite drink in the world. It's especially good when it's made in rather divey conditions. We headed back to the hostel, rested for a little bit, then headed out to a tower to look at the view of Bangkok at night. But that will be the next blog. I don't have a lot of information for that one. I somehow managed to not write about going up the skyscraper or to the Golden Mount in my journal, even though I have pictures of them. I must have written the blog a few days later. Whoops!