Also known as the Temple of the Dawn, Wat Arun is the pride of Thonburi. Standing at a height of 81 meters, it is a prang built on the site of Wat Chaeng which was the Royal Palace complex during the brief time when Thailand’s capital was Thonburi. Reputed for once housing the Emerald Buddha, Wat Arun is adorned with Chinese porcelain and consists of several black and gold lacquered doors. The prang can be best viewed in the evening from across the Chao Phraya River. Those in search of 5 star hotels in Bangkok do not have to look beyond Anantara Bangkok Riverside, Thailand. Affording an excellent view of Wat Arun, this exemplary Bangkok resort boasts an array of elegant accommodation options in addition to comprehensive facilities.