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The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

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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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All reviews worth the climb easy climb panoramic view of bangkok walk up nice walk canal boat nice temple tuk tuk worth a visit entrance fee grand palace gongs wat mist chedi statues baht
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This was one of our favorite temples! There were far less crowds, maybe due to the many stairs you must climb to the top. But it is totally worth it! Make sure to hydrate, by the time you get to the top, it feels like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sklyce87
Reviewed 2 days ago

I suppose one can get a bit "Templed Out" after visiting maybee 4 or 5 temples in a day..... and I have to admit when we walked here from the Grand palace we had intended to go into one or two that when we actuallg...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Woot woot! Another year of this awesome authentic fest in Thailand! Loy Krathong festival or Loy Krathong day! The Thai festival that cool kids love as they will have an excuse to go out at night! Fyi, there’s some study saying that tonight is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank waybeyondpadthai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Saket, known as the Golden Mount, located on a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi. In the late 18th century, Wat Saket served as the capital's crematorium and the dumping ground for some 60,000 plague victims. To get to the top requires...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is very nice but maybe a bit too touristic. The view from the top is very nice though. Don't forget to take some water with you because there are a lot of steps to clime.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pompy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t count the steps though! But it’s beautiful. Just a touristic place for a view of Bangkok. Visit this place for nice breezy and a good view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vanitha007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Follow the path to the golden mountain temples you can see beautiful sculpture with buddua story. Bring some water with you because it is a long way up and remember don't take off the shoes when entering the temples.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samuelmok
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditionally a chedi or stupa is a place of meditation. This one was built at the end of 19th century, but took its present shape in the 1940s when concrete walls were added to ensure the structure would not collaps. Admission used to be free...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first time I have visited the Golden Mount temple even though have visited the city many times. It’s worth the effort and the climb to the very top platform. Great views of the old and new city. Many steps so go early...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank postscript65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit, after you go up the stairs you will get a great view of the whole city. So its greate place to visit,

Date of experience: November 2018
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15 September 2018|
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Response from Gastronomist51 | Reviewed this property |
Wat Saket is open daily from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM. This opening time was printed on the ticket.
3 June 2018|
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Response from Teija S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Iain, ground level has nice seats with cooling steam. Cant remember if there was cafe.
7 January 2018|
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Response from Paul-Eric_Noordhoek | Reviewed this property |
You can use all kinds of transport s.a. TukTuk, public bus (funny!) or by motor cycle. There is also a nice walk along the canal Rob Krung. You will encounter many salesman. Just about everything in Bangkok can be reached... More