The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • Sandeep_Ubhalkar
    New Delhi, India117 contributions
    Very peaceful and nice clam location
    You can get good city view from high and you will enjoy walking till top of temple. around 344 steps you need to go and view from top is too amazing. very peaceful place and nice clam location. easily reachable by any public transport. Must visit place.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 24 February 2023
  • ukiwil1
    175 contributions
    Well worth going, particularly at sunset.
    A short walk from the palace, thru old Bangkok you get to the mount. A circular walk up it to the summit, which also has great views over the town. At night it’s lit up to highlight the gold. Worth going.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • CurlymikeT
    Perth, Australia261 contributions
    Nice relaxing and spiritual visit
    Loved the spiritual feel of this temple on the hill. Very casual, with sarongs for rent fir ladies. Men in shorts ok. Nice views at the top, with drinks and snacks available to buy. The vulture corpse-eating story was a bit of a shock, with a good re-enactment on the way down the stairs.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2023
  • joseli
    South Korea3 contributions
    Nice view, Amazing
    Nice view at the top with friend go there when tge full moon day. There are beautiful warter falls, plants and bell all around. At the end you can add a golden leaf to the tree and write o it with your wish. And then it is near China town, public transportation and also Grand place so that you can combine your trip. We also took pictures of golden bell, nice view and good sunset of above.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 August 2023
  • SMW
    Albury, Australia196 contributions
    Fantastic 360° Panorama of Bangkok
    An impressive tourist attraction. The Golden Mount is best viewed when it opens at 7am because you will feel like a VIP as there are no tourists around. The walk to the Golden Mount steps takes you past some lovely gardens. and sculptures. As you begin climbing the 344 steps you are serenaded by the waterfalls. As you step onto the first level you can strike the bells or bang the big drum. Continue up to the next level and say a prayer at the shrine where you will find three rare jade Bhudda statues. Continue up the steps past more bells and arrive at the bell proper on the roof. Take in the 360° panorama of Bangkok. The beel itself is an impressive artwork and a testament to the craftsman's and engineering ingenuity of the Thai people of the past. On your way down, stop and take in the sculptural display of death in times of war. The vultures are eagerly awaiting their feast of the dead. The Golden Mount is definitely worth the climb for the view of Bangkok alone.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,056 contributions
    Beautiful Golden Temple with Bamyan Cave
    This beautiful temple is located on the Saen Saep Canal and next to the Phanfa pier of Bangkok. The temple opens at 8am though the best time for visit is 4 pm till sunset around 6 pm *closing time). As a foreign citizen I had to pay 100 THB per person. My friend and I climbed up the top of this temple to see the 360 degre amazing view of Bangkok. Visitors must not wear shorts and short pants to enter the place. The most amazing thing in this place was there is a cove that has the ruins and Buddha statues of Bamyan (Afghanistan).
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 August 2023
  • TaherAlbaghliJulian
    Kuwait City, Kuwait1,983 contributions
    Wat Saket
    It is beautiful temple is located on the Saen Saep Canal and next to the Phanfa pier of Bangkok. It is ancient temple in the old town(Ayutthaya). The fee is 50 Baht and it is open from 7 Am to 7 Pm.it is worth visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Toru O
    Setagaya, Japan2,079 contributions
    A must-see
    A temple on a hill overlooking the city with a marvelous view. Admission for tourists is 50 THB but definitely worth it. The temple complex is beautiful and definitely something worth visiting during your stay in Bangkok.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • genibre69
    London, United Kingdom3,404 contributions
    Worth the 100 baht pp, nice views
    Note it’s 100 baht pp, cash only (not 50 as Google says). Still worth it, as not very crowded and there are decent views of the city from the top. The vulture sculptures you can see as you head down from the top is trippy and worth seeing as well.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom317 contributions
    Worth it for the views if you have the time
    Worth a stop if you've got more than a couple of days in Bangkok. A small temple at the top of some steps, with great 360 views all around the city, particularly at sunset. Only takes about 30 mins and the steps aren't too bad, certainly doable by all ages.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2023
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Karoli24
399 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
This temple is one of the oldest in Bangkok and to climb up the Golden Mountain (79m) is a must do in Bangkok.
The temple is not so nice like the main and famous temples at the river, but this green Oase with the hill is really nice.
From the top of the hill you have a great view over the oldtown and the skyscrapers in the background.
You can combine this attraction with a visit of Wat Rachabophit which is close to the hill.
Only a 20min foodwalk to Chnatown.

The best time to visit is early in the morning.
Then it’s not so hot and there is most often no smog.
Written 20 February 2024
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PlatinumForeverDUS
Shanghai, China2,496 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We visited the Golden Mountain Buddha on a late morning and were delighted not to have thousands of other tourists together with us. Definitely one of the most attractive destinations to select in Bangkok - visit to be combined with the next door temple just opposite the river (see seperate rating) which is stunning itself and definitely deserves a visit
Written 13 February 2024
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Nabin kafle
Kathmandu, Nepal7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
The place was spectacular, the murals on the walls, and the statues carved with such intricate designs broadened my horizon in art. The place was amazing to look around with the view of the city from the top.
Written 22 January 2024
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan163 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The temple complex is beautiful. Murals are magnificent. Statues are bright. The view of the city is spectacular!
Written 6 January 2024
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Aleksandra M
Warsaw, Poland89 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Absolutely stunning surrounding of the temple, with lots of colourful elements and details, definitely worth visiting
Written 27 December 2023
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Tuesday P
Bournemouth, UK10 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Amazing views and worth the walk up the steps. Ring the bells en route! Go early doors when it's cooler.
Written 17 December 2023
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Marko
Zagreb, Croatia119 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Place is very nice, there is quite few stairs to climb but it is worth for sure. Be aware of dressing code, specially for ladies
Written 16 December 2023
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Nichole a
France4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
The really worth place for visiting to see the view of the city. You can relax by watching the view. Moreover, you can see the culture of the place.
Written 9 December 2023
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK317 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Worth a stop if you've got more than a couple of days in Bangkok. A small temple at the top of some steps, with great 360 views all around the city, particularly at sunset. Only takes about 30 mins and the steps aren't too bad, certainly doable by all ages.
Written 3 December 2023
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Richardll
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
It is a worth place to see the view of the city with a small cash. Only 100 thb for the visiting. It is also not a crowded place.
Written 17 November 2023
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