Resin Fridge Magnet depicting the Wat Arun Rajwararam
Among the various souvenirs that you come across in Bangkok, this fridge magnet showing the majestic Wat Arun will appease your senses the most. The daunting presence of the temple across the River Chao Phraya is beautifully captured and preserved in this souvenir. The picture on the magnet manages to enhance the small details of the towers of the temple beautifully against the background sunset.
Not only can you see the detailed and dominating towers, the resin finish gives the structures a textured feeling, unlike any other souvenirs. When you place this resin magnet on your fridge, it will surely remind you of your exciting trip to this Asian city.
Significance of Wat Arun in Thai history
The majestic structure of the Wat Arun reflects the first rays of the rising sun every morning in Bangkok. Known as the Temple of Dawn for this reason, the Wat Arun is one of Thailand’s famous landmarks because its presence can be traced back to the 17th century when only the central building was in place. During the time of King Rama II, from 1809 to 1824, the peripheral prangs were built one after the other to give the temple a complete and elaborate look.
The thoughtfulness behind the architecture of Wat Arun is of historical significance. Every tier represents a different principle and teaching of Buddhism while the base of the central tower is lined with Chinese and Indian animations of humans and animals, all of which hold importance in Thai history.
Visiting the Wat Arun
Visiting Wat Arun will be an exciting trip. Make sure you take out enough time to see it thoroughly from the outside as well as the inside. The interior of the ordination hall is a must visit as well together with the panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River from the atop the towers.