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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
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+66 2 621 2280
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great views of Bangkok. The place is open 8:00 to 20:00, and the ticket is 20 baht. You can honestly get away with not buying a ticket. Just go up the stairs on the opposite side of the ticket office (the "wrong way" stairs) -...More

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cost is 20 baht. There's a spiraling staircase to go up, but it's not that tiring. The view from the top is 360° and is worth the effort.

Thank emebk
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a hidden gem and if you are in Bangkok you must go to the Golden Mount. You will slowly walk up gradually ascending around the edge of the Mount. This is a sacred burial site where King Rama I renovated the temple that...More

Thank smilehightravel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walked here after taxi men wanted extortionate rates as did tuk tuks. Think they are white people and decide rob them. We used google maps. Think was 20bat each so not bad. 344 steps up. Nice at the top. Lovely views and a shop for...More

Thank YoungThornton
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not think I would enjoy this place as much as I did. The climb was pretty long, but there were landings that you were able to stop and catch your breath. I was able to keep up with my young children. There are...More

Thank blueighty2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic traditional temple in Bangkok. I really enjoy to look the Thai life in the past. And also easy to go there. I will come back again for sure.

Thank hitashiyamada
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visited Wat Saket in February 2016. I returned in My 2017 with my wife, and a broken foot in a moonboot which made climbing the Wat difficult but still doable. I love this Wat and there is so much to see and so many...More

Thank Tawmit
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is quite popular. You always see it in different promotional leaflets. For me, I have visited Bangkok more than 30 times and this is the first time I paid a visit there. I can guarantee you this temple offers you a very different...More

Thank delico_akl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee to Wat Saket is 20 baht for foreigners and free for Thai citizens. 344 steps to the top, to The Golden Mount. Buddha statues here and there. OK view over the city. Nice and windy actually, so it's bearable to go up...More

Thank sukanyanemo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was worth a trip. High up in the mountain. Very good view from the top. Beautiful golden temple with a lot of worshippers.

Thank Vikash V
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Callam F
Dress code?
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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Vishwaraj B
when does wat saket actually close? there are many conflicting nswers about that//// some say 5, some 5.30, some 6.30 some 7 and some say it is open 24 hrs!!! can anyone please tell me at what time it exactly closes?
16 March 2017|
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Response from Kerrylynn186338 | Reviewed this property |
5.30 x
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Maja W
Can I climb the stairs to the top after closing?? at what time does it close?
4 March 2017|
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Response from Planetgravy | Reviewed this property |
I belive that it's close at night.
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