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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 262 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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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Temple is situated at little height with few 100 steps but not hard to climb The statue of Budha is very lively and you have feel of life in it. I had prayer and seem being heard by lord. There is one tradition way to ask guestion about your future or your uncertainety. You are given some sticks in holder... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This Temple is a very unique and beautiful structure. From the top of the Temple you get a great view of the city of Bangkok. Do not go with small children because there are stairs to get you to the top. Shorts must be below your knees like most Temple in Thailand. This Temple is not far from the river... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The view from the top of the Golden Mount is something you won't want to miss. Bangkok is pretty flat and this viewpoint let us really see the city. You come for the temple but you stay for the view.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Not too crowded, amazing views from the top, extremely hard to find without a tuk tuk.. Lovely scenery as you walk up through the garden and all the steps.. Well worth a visit

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lots of steps but loads to look at along the way. Really enjoyed the peacefulness in amongst the crazy city.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This Wat is definitely one of the main attractions in Bangkok, especially with the view of the city which you have from this location.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This Bangkok Landmark is on an artificial hill, that shold not be missed if only for the excellent view over old Bangkok. Or what's left of it.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was one of our first stops in Bangkok and I really enjoyed it. Be aware there are about 300 stairs to climb but the view from the top is fantastic. I will note that we had a private tour guide with us at this site and I doubt that I would have really liked or appreciated it without her.... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Maybe we were just holiday'd out by then. Didn't find it at all exciting but it was there so we went and saw it.

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Ljubljana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's not a steep climb like Wat Arun but there are 300 steps to climb: be ready for it. If you're not going to visit any sky bars, this is probably the best city view you will get in Bangkok. The entry fee is only 20 baht, the gardens on the way up are nice, there is a cafe halfway... More

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