Bangkok spiritual site to close for repairs

Temple of Dawn Stupa, also known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. The work will be the most extensive to be undertaken on the Stupa for fourteen years. In the past, tourists were still allowed to visit the site while renovation work was taking place.
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Tourists climb down the steep staircase of the temple of Wat Arun on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)
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Thai monks pray at the temple of Wat Arun on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)
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Part the temple of Wat Arun is seen against the Bangkok skyline on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)
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A Buddha images seen in front of Wat Arun on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)
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Tourists look before climbing up the steep staircase of the temple of Wat Arun on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)
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A Thai monk stands near balloons at the temple of Wat Arun on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)
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The temple of Wat Arun is seen after a rainstorm clears on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)
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A detail of the temple of Wat Arun showing the ceramic patterns which are artistically highlighted by seashells and pieces of dishes on September 25, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Temple of Dawn stupa, which known as Phra Prang Wat Arun, will be closed for three years to undergo repairs and renovation. This is slated to be the most extensive repair and renovation work on the stupa in the last 14 years. In the past, even while large-scale work was being undertaken, the stupa used to remain open to tourists. (Getty Images)