Phuket Gazette

BANGKOK: Restoration work on the world-famous stupa ‘Wat Arun’ in Bangkok, which has been underway since 2013, is expected to conclude next month.

The Fine Arts Department announced Friday that it would install decorative lights on the ancient structure and flip the switch from September onward.

Built in the Ayutthaya period, Wat Arun is also widely known as the ‘Temple of Dawn’. The original name of this temple was ‘Wat Makok’. King Taksin, however, renamed the temple 'Wat Chaeng' as some believe that the King reached this temple at dawn when he intended to establish Thonburi as the new capital in 1767.

After a series of restorations over the next century, including extension of the stupa’s height in the reigns...

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