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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 265 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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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A bit out of the way for most Bangkok tourists as any visit will likely involve negotiating with a taxi or tuk-tuk driver, usually an invitation for a minor rip-off unless one speaks Thai. But this is a nice and expansive complex to visit but it is very crowded with visitors, especially on weekends.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Took a Khlong canal boat here. Could see the temple from the canal - golden rooftop glistening in the sunshine. The walk up the hill is pleasant and once I got to the top I was greeted with incredible panoramic views over the city.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was lovely to visit but it is a place people take you to scam you to go to overpriced jewellery shops - happened to me and others I know, so just enjoy the place and don't get into conversation!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We happened to go on a day where it was free to get to the top- a real bonus and a surprise. A tuktuk driver suggested a visit as we were too early to visit another attraction, and for a 1/2 hour stop, it was perfect. The steps are shallow and curve around the wat and the views from the... More

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Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was very interesting. I am happy we went to this place, inspite it was not too easie due to "revolution" problems in Bagckok.

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