Temple of the Dawn

In the wake of the nuclear disaster in Japan, I decided to leave the country for a time so I could feel a bit safer and evaluate the situation. Over the course of about 24 hours, I decided to leave, booked a ticket and was on a plane to Bangkok, Thailand. 
Bangkok has many beautiful sites, and some of the most amazing temples I've ever seen. One is the Temple of the Dawn, or Wat Arun.

A group of tourists lounges in front of the central tower of the Temple of the Dawn. The tower, started in 1809, is covered in sea shells and porcelain.

Josh Buck climbs the side of the main tower to reach a pair of terraces near the top. The tallest point on the tower is about 250 feet tall.

From the top terrace you can see another tower in the temple as well as the Chao Phraya River that runs through Bangkok.

Matt Cartas carefully descends the steep stairs that lead down from the top terrace. It was a little frightening, but as long as you didn't look down, it wasn't too bad.