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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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Away from other attractions but a great way to see the city from the top. It is down to earth temple and you have hike many steps but it is not that difficult

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

Away from other attractions but a great way to see the city from the top. It is down to earth temple and you have hike many steps but it is not that difficult

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A number of steps to climb but well worth it for the view. I like the café on the way at the entrance - they have lime soda and iced coffee.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not spectacular, but still nice. The best part was finding murals of Buddhist hell in one of the buildings - looked like the Buddhist version of Dante's Inferno.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A lot of steps to walk up , but it is worth the time and effort for the views over the city. We were recommended to visit this Wat . as it is so peaceful

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place is no where close to BTS sky train so you can only take taxi, took took, and bus. The view from up top is stunning you can see the city really pretty and it's also windy so you won't have to worry about being too hot. A lot of Thais visit there as well so be prepare for... More 

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travelgirl3644
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This temple was easy to get to on our own. We decided to do this one because it enabled us to see the city skyline. From our expectations, we were prepared to get a workout with the climbing the stairs. It wasn't that bad, and I wouldn't exactly describe us as fit. We did go in the morning to avoid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We walked over to this site. Good view from the top but city very smoggy so hazy view. Slightly wearing away looked unkept but for an hours visit an interesting site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I would not recommend this temple as it has not much to offer. It is not worth walking the whole way up. Other temples have more nice buildings, storyline and many more Buddhas available. View over Bangkok is the only thing mentionable and quiet ok but you get better views from the various rooftop bars.

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El Centro, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Built on an artificial man-made hill, the Golden Mount is the temple’s most well-known landmark. The Buddhist cultural place in Thailand. I liked the place that I visited in Thailand. Don't miss to visit this place if you are in Bangkok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went to the Golden Mount , a guy a the bottom said water , I thought I know what water is , but as i climbed the steps I wish I had purchased a bottle . It's amazing the views from the top of old and new Bangkok living together. It's a must stop if you can fit in another... More 

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