We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount)

Ayutthaya, Thailand
Update attraction details
Ranked #12 of 31 attractions in Ayutthaya
Type: Religious Sites
151 visitor photos
Write a Review

29 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    9
    14
    6
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This Wat is located further out of town than the other main attractions, probably best to take a tuk tuk, but can be done on bicycle if you're keen. Much quieter than most, we went early afternoon and had the place to ourselves. You can also walk up the stairs to the top and get some pretty great views, plus... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sundsvall
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Omg this was so cool! Even if it's quite basic and nothing really impressice compared to all the other ruins in Ayutthaya it's just so beautiful and impressive. We were actually the only people there and I really enjoyed the view and visit. It's definitely worth a visit! Just make sure that you tuk tuk wait for you cause it's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It's located a bit outside the old city. Take a tuk tuk or motorbike to get there. No entance fee. Best time to visit this wat is afternoon. You can go to the top and wait for the sunset. You will be served with stunning panoramic view. And not far from here you can visit Naresan Monument, the King of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

half an hour of cycling (with 40 kg of luggage) I made a short stop at this monument. less tourists than at other places and worth to see

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
90 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This was our first stop on our Ayuthaya day tour. The wat is quite big, and needs some climbing but it's worth it as the view was good, and to feel the cold breeze on a hot day... There is a temple with many Buddha statue at the side of this wat, and a Laughing Buddha in the compound. Also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ayuthaya
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Located along a big man-made reservoir, the park in front of the monument is a popular place for locals to come to jog in the early morning or evening. Sometimes you can watch kite flying or RC planes. The statue of King Naresuan features bas relief murals depicting famous scenes from his life. The giant chedi is a monument to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

You can of course be "templed out" in Ayatthuya, This one is a little bit out of town and you need a tuk tuk to get there. But we visited at sunset and it is impressive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
78 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

About a 20-minute bicycle ride this chedi outside Ayutthaya's 'island' is a nice break from all the touristy sights. It's free and there is few people around. Have a look at the old adjoining temple. You cannot miss King Naresuan monument because of its predominant size.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
122 attraction reviews
479 helpful votes 479 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

It is from one of the 14 ruins of Ayutthaya Historic Park. When you visit this park you will see all of them together with this Wat... It looks not as interesting as the others because it is not ornamented as the others but this one has a very good view from the top. When you look around from this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
57 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The chedi itself doesn't looks so much interesting because it isn't decorated. But the view from the top on the Ayutthaya city is quite worth to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount) also viewed

Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Province
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Province
 
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Province
Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Province
 

Been to Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing