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The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
02-621-2280
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Ranked #18 of 268 Attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Liked that the stairs are not daunting, the view from the top was rewarding. No touts or souvenir sellers to distract from the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Whilst not the most impressive wat that Bangkok has to offer, it was still great to see, you climb some stairs up to the top to get a great view over Bangkok. The entrance fee is either 10 or 50 THB, I can't remember exactly but it is still less than £1 so still worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A trip to the Golden Mount really is worth it you pay a small fee (more of a donation) to go to the mount itself. It's a lovely climb, with lots of lovely cultural artifacts and rituals to be seen along the way...and then when you arrive at the top there's that beautiful 360° view of Bangkok. Really worth a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

great view at the top, follow the path for blessings of all sorts. The Buddha image in the center before you go up the stairs is nice to put gold leaf and a prayer. Really enjoy the breeze up top as its usually not very crowded can relax and look around on a clear day in BKK.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There are a ridiculous amount of temples to visit when you are in Thailand. It's difficult to know which ones to explore, because of the amount of options to choose from. The Golden Mount is definitely one to check out when in Bangkok. The hike to the top of the mount is somewhat arduous, but the reward of being able... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very nice, the first thing we visited in Bangkok. The sound of bells bring some sort of magic to it, feels very spiritual.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Its not too difficult to find. We got off the boat taxi down one of the rivers and it was a short walk away. Sticks up a reasonable height above the buildings so you can spot it. I believe the entrance fee was something like 50 THB and it might take a bit of walking around the mount to find... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A nice place to see and slender around. Watching the happenings going on around here is a cultural experts and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The views at the top was really good, the structure of the 'mountain' is pretty interesting. Minutes away from the famous Thipsamai restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We walked up this place and it was very nice and has a great aspect over the city. The wat itself seamed out down but the view but still impressive. Go and enjoy.

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