We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Phone Number: 02-621-2280
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: 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.
read more
Visit The Golden Mount (Wat Saket) like an insider
Private Tour
$119*
and up
Private Tour: Explore Old Siam in Bangkok
Small Group
$48*
and up
Bangkok Tuk Tuk Small Group Adventure Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,561 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 760
    Excellent
  • 623
    Very good
  • 164
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Take your time....

Think hot, humid Bangkok day, and long slow walk around the Golden Mount to the top. Had a chat to a few locals, there's even a Golden Mount Cafe, who do a great chilled coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
backpack-getn-heavy
,
Melbourne, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,561 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Think hot, humid Bangkok day, and long slow walk around the Golden Mount to the top. Had a chat to a few locals, there's even a Golden Mount Cafe, who do a great chilled coffee. To get there it's near one of the canals, so you can catch a long boat. Get off and go immediately left, over bridge.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Oh their are plenty of stairs to climb to get to this one but once you get to the top the views are amazing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

a good climb up but the views and golden buddas are worth the trip. 20bhat (40p) entry. I felt there was a big emphasis on money and asking locals for donations.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Similar to other temples but just as gorgeous. My favorite part was all I the bells throughout. Quick walk to the top resulting in great views of the city. It was a little difficult to find the entrance to the temple from the side streets, but manageable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Although this temple is a little out of the way, it is definitely worth the visit. It is near the famous Khaosan vicinity. The climb to the top may seem intimidating at first, but it is actually pretty smooth and easy and manageable. Once you reach the top of the temple, you are rewarded with an amazing view of Bangkok... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

An aerial view of the vicinity is the reward for climbing up a lot of steps. The entrance fee is 40THB which makes it a relatively cheap attraction to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful place to visit. I was lucky to get a guide to help me. Incredibly crowded, lots of crowds, but everyone was very pleasant

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I loved the walk around the outside of the temple, the shrine's at the top, the bells arousing the spirits along the way - absolutely beautiful and a fantastic view from the top - All though their are stairs all the way they are very well paced and not a "mission"

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redmond, Washington
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

On your way to the temple at the top of the hill you are implicitly invited to ring bells and hammer gongs --interactive temple tourism! Don't miss the Golden Mount Coffee Shop frequented by monks halfway to the top.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful temple and must visit. Temple is on the hill which gives a nice view of the city from the top. Try visiting during day time for visibility. They charge an entry fee to the temple which in my opinion is incorrect though it is for maintenance purpose.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Golden Mount (Wat Saket) also viewed

 

Been to The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Golden Mount (Wat Saket) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?