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The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

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Address: 344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This temple is known for the Golden Mount or Phu Khao Thong, a high hill...

This temple is known for the Golden Mount or Phu Khao Thong, a high hill that offers stunning views at its summit over Rattanakosin Island.

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Great views of the city

This a perfect temple to visit, not overcrowded. Lots of steps but not too strenuous. Easy access from the terminus of the Saen Saeb canal ferry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This a perfect temple to visit, not overcrowded. Lots of steps but not too strenuous. Easy access from the terminus of the Saen Saeb canal ferry.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we decided to visit the inside of Bangkoks Chinatown - is calm and not overcrowded ! Its a small temple easy to reach via public boat transport, its the final stop of central line or via MRT Hua Lamphong ! nice to walk up and great view

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Good exercise, beautiful gardens. Come prepared for a LOT of stairs... and statues! Cheap and easily accessible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Golden Mountain provided an experience different from the other wats...climbing the stairs that circle the outside of the structure, hearing and ringing bells as you go up, circling at the top, and entering the little shrine all made it memorable. In our particular experience, it was even more memorable because we went on New Year's Day, not realizing this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A 10-15 minute walk from Kao San Road, or a 50 to 100THB Tuk Tuk ride. It costs 20THB to get in, like most of the temples around Bangkok. There are 300 very easy steps to climb up to the top; low enough to climb two at a time. On the way to the top, there are nice places to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view of the surrounding area and the temple and climb is nice. Temple at the top of mount is very beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small fee and a short hike will take you to the top of the Golden Mount, a giant stuppa in the middle of Bangkok. It has a decent view of the city but by standing on the Golden Mount your missing out on having it as part of your skyline view! Just below the panorama level there's a temple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see Buddha and a nice view of the town, this is a good choice. The climb is really easy, don't be afraid by the number of stairs because they are not narrow. The view from the top is great, and you get to ring some bells and gongs on the way up- that was cool!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Golden Mount on our brief stay in Bangkok. It was a great way to take in the culture of Thailand while providing a pleasant view of some of the city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Need to climb a small hill to reach a temple. Admission fee is 20baht. Otherwise nothing much to see.

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