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The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 2 621 2280
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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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344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 2 621 2280
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sit on top a high hill in central Bangkok with a gold stupa on the summit hence the name Gold Mount. To get to the top you have to climb a couple hundreds steps that wound around the hill. The steps are well paved and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wat Saket and the Golden Mount- climb 344 steps to the tower which houses relics of the Buddha and offers a 360 degree view of Bangkok old and new. Then stop in the coffee shop on the way down to escape the afternoon thunderstorm!

Thank MaryGT
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here at dawn when it was pouring rain. Nontheless it was a pleasant visit! It only costs 20 baht. You walk up some nicely lit stairs (if you go when it's dark) You get a nice view on top and there is a food/souvenirstand....More

Thank Pieter B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of my fav places to go for sunset. So peaceful and a great view of the city :) pictures can't compare to the real thing. Definetly worth the small fee.

Thank Kiran W
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed the view at the golden mount, when I went there in the evening. The sound of chanting monks accompanies you up the many steps up and it wasn't busy at all, when I visited, so I could really enjoy the peace and...More

1  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 6 days ago

The view from the top is one of the best you'll get in Bangkok, excluding rooftop bars on the skyscrapers. It's a really cool structure and a pretty iconic spot.

Thank thepartyingtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple has a unique art of presentation. You need to climb up on low stairs to reach the chedi or the place for offering. It offers a 360 view of the city of Bangkok.

Thank Cherrymar P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite a dodgy taxi driver dropping s off a fair distance from the entry, we eventually found our way, and what a great place to view Bangkok. The view provides a great highlight after the 300 odd steps, which is not difficult to master. A...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have wanted to visit since first seeing pictures and was not disappointed.Very well looked after and facilities were fine,with two coffee shops, one a short walk on the way to top.I was surprised that the admittance fee was so low seeing as most places tend...More

Thank john p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see as you go up and great views all over the city. It's 20 baht per person and I think it's well worth it! Spend about an hour here.

Thank Jassumms
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Jacqueline A
23 August 2017|
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
Nothing is set in concrete in Thailand. So don't expect a definite or reliable answer. You can easily spend 30 minutes walking around the base of the "mountain", (small hill in any other country). So I suggest you get there... More
Jacqueline A
23 August 2017|
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Response from Rangoon R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jacqueline.... As I knew Wat Saket is open by 06.00 when the monks are awake to do their alms. If you stayin within the area than you could just walk through the gate as early as 07.00 and would be an experience to serve... More
Callam F
4 June 2017|
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Response from ana_arzaf | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Note: cover your shoulders and your legs and wear something summery (its very hot and humid)

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