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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 great view of the city

Just another temple, except this one's on top of a "mountain": climb 300+ steps surrounded by beautiful plants, flowers and ringing bells and you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of... read more

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Rybinsk, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just another temple, except this one's on top of a "mountain": climb 300+ steps surrounded by beautiful plants, flowers and ringing bells and you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of Bangkok.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of must see in Bangkok,but be carefull what to wear-because of white walls and no wind it is very hot here and many steps to go,so take a rest if you feel unwell and have a water with you!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is fantastic, and from the top you get some great views of Bangkok, and the monks are really wonderful, I had a lovely talk with one.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wat Saket is a 15 minute walk away from the Khaosan area and just around the corner from the SANSAB water taxi stop. For 20 Baht you get access to a peaceful garden and a temple with awesome views of Bangkok - definitely a must, when you visit the city.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's worth the short cab ride and 200 bhat to climb the stairs and see the Buddah statues and the views of the city at the top but nothing to write home about. The vendors with their boxes all over the place inside made the place feel less than 'sacred.' We read a lot about how people visit Bhuddist temples... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wat Saket is a beautiful temple with fantastic views of Bangkok's historic quarter at the top of the temple. Definitely worth a stop.

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Had a great trip to way saket we arrived by uber and took a slow walk up and around the temple which gave fantastic panoramic views of bangkok. The temple itself is also very impressive and well worth a look in if you're in the area! At 29 baht admission fee it's an absolute bargain. When we left there was... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice stop, but be prepared for a long steep hike up. The view is worth the climb and make sure to visit the Temple next door at the bottom on your way out.

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Its one of those rare places where you can keep your shoes ON. Great views of bangkok from the top of the golden Mount. Nice sight seeing spots all around. Don't miss!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once on the top one enjoys some panoramic views of Bangkok. It takes some climbing up the stairs but it is worthy.

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