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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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The Golden Mount is located near Khao San Road (about 20 minutes walk). The first impression you get is the golden Chedi on the hill, which glistens in the sunlight. You walk up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Golden Mount is located near Khao San Road (about 20 minutes walk). The first impression you get is the golden Chedi on the hill, which glistens in the sunlight. You walk up a series of steps to the base of the mount, where you can ring a series of bells before ascending to the top through narrow spiral stairs.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

There are many stairs but they are not steep and it does not take too long to reach the top. Good views of Bangkok. Make sure you bang the gongs as they make a beautiful sound.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

With worth a visit You can climb to the top( not too strenuous) and there are 360 degree views over Bangkok. This attraction is less crowded than others, and 20 B entrance fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Golden Buddha - is the world's largest solid gold statue, with a weight of 5.5 tons (5,500 kilograms). It is located in the temple of Wat Traimit. Amazing Statue and a peaceful place to spend some quite time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Golden Mount is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Bangkok for more than a few days. Just be sure you invest your time FIRST on the Bangkok Big 3: Temples of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) & Dawn (Wat Arun). The Bangkok Big 3 are all more spectacular than Golden Mount. Once you’ve seen Big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the walk up the steps to get a 360 view of Bangkok, temple at the top. Definitely worth a stop on a tuk tuk tour

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

well, even the rocks where not real and we felt like being in Disney....but the view was great, so if it not to hot, just go. It was not a place for praying, a few did, it was more a fake tourist atraction, but still nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Peace and tranquillity reign here. Beautiful,spectacular views. Well worth a visit. Lovely place to take in all that is Bangkok. Skyscrapers,temple, Grand Palace. Easy to hail a taxi back to our hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong...the temples in Bangkok are ALL beautiful, but the views from the top here are spectacular. A great spot to take a panoramic shot of the city of Bangkok, which I did! For a small donation, you can lay a flower for the buddha and light a candle and incense stick for the souls of passed loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A very nice view, calm and so piecefull place..steps are very mild and easy to get up to, gong and bells..GREAT! We had chance to attend the ritual with a priest, really magnificent !

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