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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 235 attractions in Bangkok
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited golden mount temple on my own (without a guide). I just took the taxi there and explored the temple. I was pleasantly surprised at how walker friendly the steps were (not steep at all and very wide). There was a shop where you could get a popsicle or drink to enjoy while climbing up. It didn't take me... More

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A 50 baht taxi ride from anywhere downtown or on the riverside. Completely different to the other temples, absolutely magnificent, built on a high artificial hill with curling roads and paths around it. Greta views of he city from any place on the temple itself. Very interesting Buddhas, about 2 metres high, completely hidden under huge amounts of votive gold... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

super cheap entry-only 20 baht! It was really nice to see the city from the top, although be careful to bring water. The stairs can be a lot if its a hot, sunny day.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's ok, cheap enough, not really much of a time killer though. The main thing is the beautiful views when you get up to the top!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This seemed a lot less busy than a lot of the other 'Wats' in Thailand. Just make sure you walk up the correct set of steps! I was wondering why everyone was giving me strange looks on the way up - then I realised there was a separate set of steps to walk up and I hadn't realised... do'h! The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great historic sight. A must-see on your list. Best earlier in the day before the hordes arrive. Easy to get to via river boats.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Wat Saket (or the one with the Golden Dome) contains a chedi made of marble and is situated on a steep artificial hill. It actually has its origins from the Ayutthaya era, although it has been rebuilt since then. In November of each year, a Buddhist candlelight procession is held here, up the hill to the chedi. Entrance to Wat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The places is really different with other. It is so nice ana when we stand here we can see many thing in Bk :X Further more, the atmosphere is so good

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After reading a bunch of reviews, I was a little disappointed that the view wasn't more amazing. So, instead of focusing on the view at the top, think about that as just one part of this fun adventure. On your trek up the long staircase along the wall of the building, there are MANY bells. Ring them! There is also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A really good place to visit Quite unexpected The climb up is not too onerous and there are views and things to see at each level. You can hit the gong and ring the bells too. Splendid view from the top. Only 20 bhatt to enter the climbing area. At tge foot of the mount are statues depicting each of... More

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