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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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+66 2 621 2280
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Unseen part of Bangkok

Wat Saket is one of the most unseen temples of Bangkok. Located in Old town, the temple is located on top of the mountain. One has to climb 344 steps to reach the temple. You can... read more

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wat Saket is one of the most unseen temples of Bangkok. Located in Old town, the temple is located on top of the mountain. One has to climb 344 steps to reach the temple. You can find different mudras of Buddha here. The best thing is temple is opened till late evening, one can watch a beautiful sunset from the... More 

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Malacky, Slovakia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know there are too many temples, pagodas, etc. in Bangkok, but this one was actually nice, not crowded, easy hike up and nice 360 view. There is also some interesting history about this place. Entrance fee was only 20 THB and dress code is not strictly enforced like at the Grand Palace.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here in the end of March, and the front stairs were closed. the entrance was at the same stairs where exit was. And there was no entrance fee :) Yep, very good rest area with benches and sprinkles and drinking water.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want a fantastic view of Bangkok, you don't need to pay a fortune to go to a sky bar. But go to the Golden Mount, a peaceful spot where you can take in the best of Bangkok without being surrounded by tour groups.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Bangkok on our way through to Cambodia, so didn't have a huge amount of time. Stumbled upon this place, and loved it! People said it was closed - not sure why, as it was open and stays open until about 8pm. Cost us 20 baht each to get in, and first up was a lovely walk up through shrines,... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit, even lot of stairs to climb it has nice view from the top, lot of small bells ringing in the wind. Nice atmosphere.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It would have to be your first day in Asia to consider this something exciting or interesting. It's basically a hill covered by Buddha statues of mediocre value and condition.

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Port of spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Greta views across the city from the top. Also worth spending some time wandering around the associated buildings in the grounds. You might be surprised what you stumble upon, including some great views of the Wat from different perspectives.

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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a long staircase up with different prayer sites at each levels, and a lot of buddhas in different sizes and positions of course. There're bells to ring all along and a few gongs on the way. The view from up is really good, it gets hot very quickly though.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Saket is one of historic temple in Bangkok. The place is quiet and feels cool because a lot of trees, other than that, this place away from the crowds and you will find many monks here and they are friendly. You need to fight to climb hundreds of stairs. Wat saket opening for public daily from 7:30 AM to... More 

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