King Taksin

The legend is when General Taksin, later King Taksin of Thonburi, landed on the west bank of Chao Phraya River opposite Wat Pho and established Thonburi Kingdom.  Wat Arun was constructed on the place where he and his troops landed.  Next to the river, near to the ferry pier, is a statue of King Taksin on the temple grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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