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|50th Anniversary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (2010)|
Picture with the logo of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, as well as the number 50 in English and in Thai , referring to its 50th Anniversary – Wat Arun
Thai. ‘Temple of dawn’. An 86 meter high structure alongside the Chao Phrya River, with prangs in Khmer style consisting of a main stupa flanked by four smaller ones, which are actually prangs on a chedi shaped base. Its grooved towers indicate that the authority who commissioned the construction was a king. Today the temple is still in use by members of the royal court for religious state ceremonies, such as the annual kathin phra racha thaan . Its official name is Wat Arun Rajawarahrahm and the temple is one of the few throughout Thailand conferred with the highest royal title of Rajavora Maha Vihaan.