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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
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Cheap to get in just a couple of pounds each, any clothing permitted and a few other Wat to see around this location free.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cheap to get in just a couple of pounds each, any clothing permitted and a few other Wat to see around this location free.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is so beautiful i've been there twice! You can have a calm good view of the city. The best time to go there is before sunset to catch good pics and enjoy the sunset!

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

visit the place if you have enough time. otherwise proceed to more interesting places. this is just near the overrated resto "pad thai thip samai". there is an entrance fee of 10 baht if i can remember it right.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got here by Tuk Tuk,is only 20B to get in. Incredible statues, bells and chimes. View from each stage is great to see the spiralling Bangkok below.was very hot the day we came, and 350 odd steps to climb, so could be quite hard for the less fit and able bodied.

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MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here as an afterthought to fill in some free time, and it turned out to be my favorite temple. There are a lot of stairs, but there were sections covered with flowers and they had cooling mist pumped in. There were bells and gongs, flowing water, bright flowers. It was amazing. And at the top is a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a perfect temple to visit, not overcrowded. Lots of steps but not too strenuous. Easy access from the terminus of the Saen Saeb canal ferry.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we decided to visit the inside of Bangkoks Chinatown - is calm and not overcrowded ! Its a small temple easy to reach via public boat transport, its the final stop of central line or via MRT Hua Lamphong ! nice to walk up and great view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good exercise, beautiful gardens. Come prepared for a LOT of stairs... and statues! Cheap and easily accessible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Golden Mountain provided an experience different from the other wats...climbing the stairs that circle the outside of the structure, hearing and ringing bells as you go up, circling at the top, and entering the little shrine all made it memorable. In our particular experience, it was even more memorable because we went on New Year's Day, not realizing this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A 10-15 minute walk from Kao San Road, or a 50 to 100THB Tuk Tuk ride. It costs 20THB to get in, like most of the temples around Bangkok. There are 300 very easy steps to climb up to the top; low enough to climb two at a time. On the way to the top, there are nice places to... More 

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