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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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Beautiful climb up, breathtaking views!

The Golden Mount is a short distance by tuk tuk from the Grand Palace and worth the detour. Once there, I was surprised to find lush greenery and colourful flowers surrounding the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Golden Mount is a short distance by tuk tuk from the Grand Palace and worth the detour. Once there, I was surprised to find lush greenery and colourful flowers surrounding the mount and continuing on all the way to the top. Kind of makes you forget your in the city. On the way up there is a landing with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very surprising to see this mountain in the middle of Bangkok. Very well done, very beautiful! Must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Temples and small kids do not mix well in my opinion (and those of my 9-, 6- and 3-year old), but Wat Saket is a welcome change. Our kids thought this was one if the highlights of our stay in Bangkok, as they were welcomed by a very friendly monk that took the time to show them around and let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We visited here based on a recommendation that morning, and we were delighted we went! The grounds are really beautiful with lovely monument on the walk up, it's not far and really easy, one way up and one way down! Once you get to the top there is great viewpoints to admire the city and really great sculptures inside, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Get there by taking the canal water taxi. That is an adventure in itself. It is close to Democracy momunment and Khaosan road, so it is a good destination. It is a small hill with a temple at the top. Other than skyscrapers it is the only high ground in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

One of the gems of Bangkok. The view is amazing and the building and temple itself are quite spectacular. Along with being an amazing place, the monks are so nice and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful gold spire finished by Rama III to look for enemies from Burma and Laos. There are 300 steps going to the top to give a good view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went via the canal which was great three stops from Jim Thompson's house .The cost was 9 bahat (18p) ! The Golden Mount was really quiet as it is out of the way from the main Wat's.You can walk to Ko San Road from here with a good map.The view from the top is worth the climb as is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Decided to go the Gold Mount based on reading about the great view. Realized that, at least for me, the place offers a lot more. The entrance area is nice but doesn't tell the real story. Go the tickets booth, pay the modest fee and start climbing. The walk us is kind of magical. From the busy streets and all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I went with a Thai friend for a special ceremony that was taking place conducted by a monk she studies with. There were few tourists around, and in spite of the few dozen people who came for the ceremony, the feeling was very peaceful. It is a bit of a hike up, but the views from the top are excellent.... More 

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