Market of Dawn: Bangkok’s Wat Arun to host three-day outdoor street market

An image of Wat Arun. Photo: Diego Delso / Wikimedia Commons
An image of Wat Arun. Photo: Diego Delso / Wikimedia Commons

Stroll and shop at one of Bangkok’s most famed attractions for three days later this month.

After City Hall opened regular street markets at Yaowarat, Silom, Khaosan Roads and Soi Rangnam, the other side of the river will get its moment in the sun – or dawn – when Wat Arun is turned into a Walking Street-type market for three days.

The street behind the temple, aka the Temple of Dawn, will be closed to traffic and made into an open-air pedestrian market filled with stalls of food, drinks and handicrafts along with live performances and art workshops. 

The Bangkok Yai Walking Street event will run from noon until midnight, Feb. 28-March 1 at Wat Arun. It will take place behind the temple on Wang Doem Road, which will be closed to motorists. 

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