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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 #15 of 266 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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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My favorite spot in Bangkok. Wonderful, peaceful garden, impressive building given that the teak house is made of many individual farmer buildings (still jealous for the fantastic living room).

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

As a long term resident, I always take friends and family here when they visit Bangkok. The Golden Mount is usually very quiet during the week but can turn chaotic on weekends or Buddhist holidays. It's lovely to walk up the winding stairs to the Golden Mount, perched on top of a small hill. Make sure you ring the bells... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Came across this one by accident but well worth a look.Was here i the evening but still got a good view of the city.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very nice spot to take some pictures of the city. The way up is very easy and has some really nice Buddha statues on the top. Highly recommended on a sunny day.

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Setubal, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It is not the most famous sights that are recommended, but it is unmissable. The Golden Mount is well preserved, comparing to the other temples.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A tuk tuk driver took me to this place on his tour he arranged for me. The view was spectacular. The walk up the stairs to the top was good exercise. It is a low key religious site with not a lot of tourists, but a few. It was free when I went. There are some other interesting buildings in... More

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Campello, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This site is like a little mount. Going throw the way in spiral, there are a lot of bells that you can ring on. The pick is the best. Nice views and nice golden stupa. The ticket is really cheap!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Off the beaten tourist track but again different enough to warrant a visit. A lot of walking but not steep or strenuous, to get to the top. A giant golden bell type dome at the top. You can go up inside and climb the narrow steps to the top but I didn't do it. It was nice to walk around... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The temple lies at the top of a hill. There is a circular staircase which coils the hill like a snake. The climb is not at all steep and there are benches midway up to the top. Unless you are Buddhist, the only reason you can climb for is because of the fantastic 360 degree views that you get from... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A temple on the top of the mountain,good place to visit,which will rise your confidence on buddhisim,view of the bangkok from the top of the temple excellent,Temple maintained well,Must visit temple in the Bangkok.

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