National Geographic : 1947 Feb
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byW. Robert Moore "Temple of Dawn," Wat Arun Rajavararam, Towers Majestically above the Muddy Chao Phraya atBangkok This spectacular spire rears to a height of more than 240 feet (Plate IX). Steep stone steps lead up to a narrow balcony nearly ashigh asthesurrounding prangs. Main temple buildings are at right. Though a modern bridge spans the waterway, small sampans carry many passengers across theriver.