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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 #17 of 271 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

After a great but fume filled tuk tuk drive along the canals out to the Golden Mount, past what must be the largest outdoor clothing market in Thailand, the Golden Mount complex seems like a oasis. The walk up to the top cuts through lots of lovely green surroundings with some really interesting shrines and little pools with frogs and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loved it - definitely worth visiting. No two temples are alike. Went to visit on our tour group and again with my husband & his co-workers. They were as impressed as I was

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Easy to reach, about 1 km from Khao San Rd or the big temples on the river. Not too high, which means not too many stairs, but you still have a great 360 degree view, one of the best in BK. Definitely a must in Bangkok!

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

One of the monuments which is unique in shape and environment. Its on a hill and one has to climb up the stairs which have small steps. There are different types of bells inside which ard considered auspicious. The view from the top is also nice and one can see the city from different angles. Overall it's worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I visited this site on a weekday afternoon. It's in an attractive part of town, of particular interest to anyone with a fascination for wood or carpentry. Many small timber merchants occupy the surrounding streets with their stores heaving with teak boards. It's a pleasant climb to the top of the hill. You are rewarded with extensive views over Bangkok... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

if you have free time in bangkok this is the one of the place you should see very nice and interesting culture

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Despite it being on a hill or a mountain with so many stairs, it was so EASY a climb due to the "low stairs" (meaning each stair of a very short height) that you would just feel pretty much like walking on a horizontal surface! :) Great 360-degree views from the top with places to sit on one side (on... More

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Port Elizabeth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There are loads of stairs, but if you focus on the sites you won't even notice. It's very beautiful, and the views from the top are magnificent.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Free to enter and its a nice if hot walk up the many steps to the top but the views are good. Allow about 45 mins to an hour.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We've been to Bangkok before but this was our first visit to Wat Saket, the Golden Mount. Originally the highest point in Bangkok, this ancient monument has now been superseded by many of the tall skyscrapers, ....none however are within coooeee of this Wat, and so a pretty clear line of sight around the city. I'm not sure why anyone... More

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