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Asia > Thailand > Bangkok > Wat Arun Ratchavararam > Useful Info
Submitted on Jan 14, 2020 Useful Info

Dress code at Wat Arun for men and women (Bangkok)

Wat Arun is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in Bangkok and is a place of worship for many people. As a religious site, Wat Arun has a pretty strict set of dress code in place for both men and women

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For men:

  • No tank tops. Only T-shirts and shirts with sleeves are acceptable
  • Must cover your knees; no above-knee shorts
  • There are no requirements for footwear so you can wear whatever you want. Flip flops and sandals are totally fine

For women:

  • Must cover your shoulders
  • Must cover your knees
  • Do not wear anything with see-through material
  • Wearing sarong to cover your shoulder and knees is ok
  • You can wear whatever footwear you want, no requirements there

A couple of things to note:

  • The dress code is pretty strictly enforced and you will be turned away if you violate it. However, there is a shop at the entrance where you can rent the proper attire for 20 baht ($0.67USD)
  • The dress code is only applicable if you want to go into the temple itself. There's a big complex around the temple where you can look temple from the outside and where most photos of the temple are taken from. This complex is open to the public and does not require admission, and here you can wander around freely without having to observe the above-noted dress code