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

And lots of stairs...but so worth it. You can go to the very top and you have a 360 view of Bangkok. And you can get a blessing from a buddhist monk!

1  Thank Maryb90066
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have spent almost a week for free in this temple, the Wat Saket. The monks shared their food with me and gave me a room. They also taught me some Thai words and talked about a very important meditation technique: Vipassana. I really advise...More

1  Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 2 days ago

such wonderful sculptures inside and out, and such great views from the top of the hill there are pleny of places to eat and drink nearby

Thank debbyian
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very tranquil Buddhist temple on top of a hill with great views over Bangkok. A lot of steps up and down but worth it. You can ring the bells on the climb and at the top.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Neat bit of history, take the time to read the info at the bottom about the Buddhist manuscripts recovered and now housed there. And the coffee shop (on the way up the mountain) has some neat photos of the Golden Mount from the last century!...More

Thank WorldTraveller_22137
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy to reach by foot, a few steps up and reward... Splendid 360 panorama of the city. Magnificent place with many tiny things to discover. It is a must in BKK!

Thank mpiwons
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was there during sunset time and went up to the top and just able to catch the city view with the sunset! Good place for a sunset / 360 degrees view of the old city.

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to Bangkok numerous times but this was my first visit to the temple. I really liked this temple. Walking into the temple, you would hear a chant over the speakers, though it really wasn't noisy at all. I think that has got to...More

Thank inkofash
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my favourite Wat in Bangkok. Simply because on top of the Wat being interesting, once you climb up all the steps you get an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the city. It is only 20 baht and the best way to get there...More

Thank theschuay86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost 300 steps to climb up to the top. All the way to the top, a lot of decoration and hanging bells for photos.

Thank Aero F
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johnny a
January 7, 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
Angela L
January 2, 2018|
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Response from gcpies |
There is a small fee of BHT20 each. Nothing really, and well worth a visit.