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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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Phone Number: 02-621-2280
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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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Great panorama view

The temple is located on top of a hill. The roof of the temple offers a incredible view of the city during sunset or sundown. It is a temple so dress appropriate.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The temple is located on top of a hill. The roof of the temple offers a incredible view of the city during sunset or sundown. It is a temple so dress appropriate.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We too the local boat from our hotel to the temple which was fun in its self. The boat staff are very helpful and the ride gives a unique view of the city. A short walk to the temple complex and at mid morning we found no crowds or queues. No long pants or coverups needed at this temple we... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The walk up the mount is as much part of the charm here as is the experience at the top, and the coffee at the shady stop on the way up was one of the best I've had in Bangkok. Arrive by water taxi on Khlong Mahanak and combine with a visit to the completely different, but equally enjoyable Metal... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tranquil temple provides one of the best views upon the city. The temple is located far away from the BTS or underground stations so be prepared for a longer walk, or grab a taxi, but the view from the top of it is definitely worth it!

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Abbiategrasso, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I never been there, I walked here from Asoke. It was worth it? Yes, discovering a new piece of the Bangkok puzzle is every time amazing!

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Shanghai Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely, very peaceful. When we went, there weren't many people around, compared to other tourist hotspots. You can buy a bell and write your name on it, and tie it once you've climbed to the top. It may be the last thing you want to do on a hot, humid day, but it's definitely worth the climb. The views are... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to a street of woodworkers and literally around the corner from a couple of famous local eats (Thip Samet and Jay Fai) Some major renovations were underway (July 2016) but the whole temple was still accessible. Gentle climb up some landscaped areas adorned with relic bells and other decorations before you get up to the actual temple. Areas for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit if in the area. Near to canal boat service and about 15 walk from Samsen road. Impressive golden dome.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an above average temple given the many we visited. It's location up on a hill yields some nice views as well.

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Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love it. the golden on the moutain and i can see beautiful places on roof top. You should come here.

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