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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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A lot of steps

Spent a couple of hours here, there are a lot of steps to climb but they are shallow so not too bad. It cost 20 baht so really very cheap. It was worth the climb as the view from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here, there are a lot of steps to climb but they are shallow so not too bad. It cost 20 baht so really very cheap. It was worth the climb as the view from the top is very panoramic . You can buy soft drinks both at the bottom and at the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Going up the Golden Mount was great. The garden at the base makes you forget of the hustle and bustle of the city you travelled through to get there. There's statues and bells along the way up the stairs. I found the steps to be quite easy and at certain points the gradient between steps was so small, the way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice temple on a mountain, beautiful view over Bangkok. There are quite a lot of steps going up in the cooling shade of trees. You can buy drinks and ice cream on the top, nice surprise on a hot day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had been a few times in Bangkok but never visited this place before: in my opinion it deserves to be better known, as it offers a great view on the city and a refreshing garden. Entrance fee is 20 bhat, and the best way to get there is with the river ferry and a short walk (you are gonna... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bangkok is dead flat, hot, humid, smelly, dirty, noisy and overcrowded. The golden mount temple provides a peaceful break with a short walk up to a great 360 viewpoint catching the breeze. Lots of bells to ring on the way up and down, including the large and loud gong drums with their resonating boom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this once solo when I was on business trip previously. This time round, decided to bring along my family to visit this temple. The view on top is well worth the climb. Recommend to climb up during the evening, and enjoy the beautiful sunset view from the top :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By its situation on top of this artificial hill this temple is different from all others and therefore makes it worth a visit. Climb up, at your own pace, and admire the view on Bangkok from the top, next to the golden Chedi.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be an impressive view however Bangkok is quite smoggy and it really takes away from the view of the city. I wouldn't make a point to come here, especially if you're looking forward to a breath taking view. But if you're in the area and you have time, it's not bad. It's not a hard walk - my... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple itself is not exceptional, but well worth the climb for the views. The temple is located a little bit out of the way of other main attractions, but only a short taxi ride from the river/centre of the town. The steps are not that arduous, even in the heat of the day, and misters along the way, certainly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very worth visiting right when it's about to sunset. The views are absolutely breathtaking as the sun descends onto the city building so it's worth the little tiny workout up the stairs.

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