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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 Holy Mount

Come here to pray to get your great health if you really believe in Buddla. I myself believed me and believed in him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Come here to pray to get your great health if you really believe in Buddla. I myself believed me and believed in him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We caught the metro early morning and then caught a tut tut (5 mins) to get there. Yes, there are a quite a few steps but they're not steep. The view at the end was worth it. Along the way there are nice water features and other things which are very well maintained. What I liked about this place was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is truly an amazing experience visiting this holy site. great views of the Wat and the surrounding city from the top as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wat Saket, "The Temple of the Golden Mount". The structure that Wat Saket is best known for is its 80 meter high hill called "Golden Mount" and the huge gilded stupa on top of it. It was once the highest point in Bangkok. Wat Arun, locally know as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the West (Thonburi) bank of the Chao... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are lots of stairs so if you want to go to the top you've been warned! There are some places to sit along the way and there is a section with bells which apparently you're supposed to ring on the way up to warn the gods you're about to go up. I wasn't aware of this but I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

small and easy stets walk to the top. Recommend to visit near sunset as the view is breathtaking from the top. Do remember to visit the roof top as the stairway is not obvious.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Golden Mount is certainly well worth visiting even if you don't walk up the 344 steps to the top. I have stayed in Bangkok many times and didn't know about it at all. One daughter walked up to the top but the other daughter and I wandered around the grounds taking photos. It is a very impressive complex.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely temple, but quite a climb up if its hot. Lovely views from top. Easily walkable from canal boat terminus at Phanfa Bridge

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing views, easy walk, located near Phanfa Bridge ferry, and the chorus of bells are really cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the last place we visited on our six hour tour of Bangkok and it did not disappoint. The steps were very shallow and as we walked up there was chanting and speaking through speakers on the steps in a soft, contemplative way. We rang the bells on our way up to tell the gods that we were coming,... More 

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