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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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Just spectacular and amazing! Everywhere you look the architecture takes your breath away. It is a once in a lifetime experience, unless you are Thai.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Just spectacular and amazing! Everywhere you look the architecture takes your breath away. It is a once in a lifetime experience, unless you are Thai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Came to visit this temple. Unfortunately, it rained heavy as soon as we alight the taxi. There is no shelter for the walk up the slope of the hill. Waited for the rain, till evening. With a light drizzle, we took a few photographs. But, the rain started to gets heavy. Didn't really visited this temple. Will be back, if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There are lot of temples or Wat in the city of Bangkok, beside the very popular one like Wat Arun and Wat Pho, I found Wat Saket which situated on top of the golden mount is an interesting Wat to visit too. The golden mount is situated in the middle of the city and the interesting way to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you are staying in Sukhumvit, get a motor-sai, to take you to the Canal Boat, as this transport service will take you to within walking distance of the Golden Mount Temple..for about 20 baht

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Built on a man-made hill, a climb to the top takes 300 steps. The gold chedi at the top houses a Buddha relic. Lovely views of the city can be seen from the high vantage point here which is the tallest spot in Bangkok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice view made with this artificial hill. Many steps but once you reach upstairs really nothing doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great view of the city. Nice breeze when you reach the top. Steps can get slippery . Refreshments available at the base.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As Bangkok is very flat, this is the closest thing you get to a hill in the city, thus the short way up affords you a stunning view over the many surrounding temples and older part of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice and quiet traditional buddha temple on top of a hill. Stairs go round the hill 3 times. But it was worth the climb for the bells and the calm temple. Very good view of the city as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. Beautiful and peaceful with an amazing view of Bangkok city at the top. Not too crowded with tourists as it's a bit far from the city centre so definitely worth a visit if you are into temples and cultural stuff

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Address: 344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Phone Number: 02-621-2280
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok

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