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Wat Arun by night...i was sitting along the river(in a bar..) waiting to get a good night shot at this Bangkok landmark, being tripodless at the time i had to rely on me not shaking...i took a few shots...i was lucky enough to get a deep dark blue on both sky and Chao Praya river...
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Some facts....Wat Arun(Thai วัดอรุณ, Temple of the Dawn) is a buddhist temple (Wat) located in Bangkoks district Bangkok Yai on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The full name of the temple is Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahavihara (วัดอรุณราชวรารามราชวรมหาวิหาร).
The outstanding feature of Wat Arun is its central prang (Khmer-style tower). Steep steps lead to the two terraces. The height is reported by different sources as between 66,80 m and 86 m. The corners are surrounded by 4 smaller satellite prangs. The prangs are decorated by seashells and bits of porcelain which had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China. Around the base of the prangs are various figures of ancient Chinese soldiers and animals. Over the second terrace are four statues of the Hindu god Indra riding on Erawan.
source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Arun

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