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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
Phone Number: 02-621-2280
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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.
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Great view, fresh air.

Go there for a fresh look on Bangkok. Have been there numerous times and like it a lot. Can also recommend Wat Traimit if your looking for a good view and solitude.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Go there for a fresh look on Bangkok. Have been there numerous times and like it a lot. Can also recommend Wat Traimit if your looking for a good view and solitude.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Spend my nothing-to-do afternoon there since its 15 mins walk away from Khao San road where I stay. Nothing much to see, just another temple. Looks like Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The Golden Mount can be accessed if you take the water ferry till the last stop and walk for about 10 minutes. There are street food vendors outside the entrance (but of average quality) if you need to eat a soup, fruits or dessert. There is a long flight of stairs to the top that leads you to a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Today is Thailand famous Songkran festival (water festival). As a tourist, of course i will take this great opportunity to experience the Thai local culture. The golden mount is one of the famous temple in Thailand. It was built in the 1800. The temple was later refurnished. But it still look as glamour as before. And you will get a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The Golden Mount was the last thing we did while in Bangkok. It was an easy climb despite the heat and provides nice panoramic views of Bangkok. However there isn't really much there to see, and it is difficult to access except via taxi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took the ferry from Nana Char pier down to Phanfa Leelard pier. About 10 minutes walk to the entrance. 20 baht gets you in for a nice slow walk up the hill for a great view of the city. Definitely worth the trip for the Wat and for the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I loved this temple. The walk up could be challenging for some but it is worth it. Great views and a peaceful atmosphere. A good way to get there is along the canal on the taxi boats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Been to Bangkok several times and always come here or take friends here as its nice to talk up the hill and get the 360 views of Bangkok and see it in its glory. The only sounds are of monks chanting and the bells people ring as they walk up the mount. Beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The hike up the Golden Mount was steep but nevertheless adventurous. Upon reaching the highest peak one can witness the view, and it is a good place to take photos of the surrounding area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Was there with my wife, what a lovely place to visit. Serene, scared & friendly - not too crowded and the 360 view of the city is wonderful. Long pants are not a requirement. The stairs upward are not challenging at all. Check it out.

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