The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket), Bangkok

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
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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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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar19 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
If you been there in the early morning, you will not see many people and it's not busy. You have to walk more the 100 steps to get on the top. It was little tired. I always see Burmese people more than Thai every time that I go. The views are excellent from the top, you can see around Bangkok.
Written October 1, 2020
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,076 contributions
May 2022
The Golden Mount is another interesting temple in Bangkok. You need to climb 320 stairs up to the top, where the actual Golden Mount is 77 meters tall and you have a nice view of the Rattanakosin Island and parts of the city. It is not a straight-up climbing, the stairs seem to go around the monument, and there are tree or four interesting places to stop, catch your breath and pray. All together, a pleasant and interesting experience - worth a visit..
Written June 29, 2022
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Magellanic47
Bangkok, Thailand1,049 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Single trip.. I ended up spending more time here than planned.. Found the site to be restful.. So much higher above the city.. 0a firm breeze helped to cool things down a bit while I was taking in the breathtaking skyline view of Bangkok.
Easy climb.. But not wheelchair friendly.. 50 Baht entrance fee.. Makes this probably one of the cheapest and easiest places in the city to enjoy..
Take a camera.. Take sunscreen.. Mind the steps.. Beware that this mount is an active prayer site as well.
Written March 13, 2020
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Beth
Bristol, UK896 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We decided to visit as it was relatively cheap to enter, only 50 baht each. Typically only for tourists 😡. Ladies and gents make sure your shoulders and knees are covered, otherwise its 50 baht to hire a scarf and 50 baht to hire a wrap around skirt, plus 100 baht deposit.
Be prepared theres 344 steps to get up, although they aren't mental steep steps and theres plenty along the route to keep your mind off the fact that you're melting and out of puff.
Theres a coffee cafe about half way up but we didnt go inside.
At the top theres a little sanctuary to see some buddhas, vending machines for a drink and fans.
Then another level up theres a big golden bell shaped structure and views of the city!
There was also other buddha shrines etc scattered elsewhere but we decided not to do them all.
Well worth a visit.
Written January 5, 2020
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friendlybob
Plainfield, NJ225 contributions
Feb 2021
I arrived about a half hour before sunset.

I now look at the photo I took of the stairway up, with the gleaming sun streaming through the hanging reeds and realize how beautiful and serene it is, and it is now one of my favorite photos.

I named the photo "Stairway to Heaven" because that is what it looks like to me, and it is so picturesque, it could be an oil painting.

The sunset view at the top was also nice and relaxing as well.

I was there in Feb 2019 (not 2021, TA doesn't let me choose my visit date) and at sunset it wasn't crowded, but it wasn't empty either.
Written May 6, 2021
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
An old temple with a pagoda on the top of a small hill. Every major capitals of Thailand in the past built the same kind of temple in the center of the capitals. It is worth to climb the steps to pay respect to the Buddha relics kept in the pagoda and see the layout of older Bangkok from the top.
Written February 13, 2022
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA804 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went at night in Makha Bucha Holiday. Place and all surrounding statues, buildings look amazing when illuminated and there were lots of people doing candlelight processions. We walked up the mountain, enjoyed the views and spirituality of the place before slowly descending and walking past Buddha, vulture statues to name a few. One of my favorite temples in Bangkok.
Written February 9, 2020
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Frank D
Slidell, LA908 contributions
Dec 2021
The Golden Mount is a manmade hill somewhat over 250' high. Getting to the top requires a climb up some 300 steps that encircle the chedi like a loosely coiled snake. It was easy for me to see from the ground that I had no need to climb to the top!

Going around the base, there are many interesting things that are part of it.
Written December 19, 2021
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JayRae1
Glasgow, UK1,546 contributions
Jan 2020
There are many steps leading up to the the Temple, but it is not a difficult climb if you take it easy. I am 67 and managed it with no trouble. The climb affords you the opportunity to enjoy the view across the city, and there are features to enjoy on the way up, such as the large gongs which you can strike if you wish.
Written July 18, 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada4,109 contributions
Dec 2019
We headed to the Golden Mount by Grab (app) on our first day in Bangkok. It was about 2pm. Traffic was busy but it wasn’t overly busy at the Golden Mount. It was very hot. If I was to ever go back I would go earlier in the morning. We did have to dress in respectable attire. Knees and shoulders covered at all times.

On arrival we purchased our tickets and headed up 300+ steps to the top. Near the base of the steps there is a cemetery, where plague victims ashes were buried. We enjoyed the walk threw the lovely shaded jungle settings, small waterfalls and Buddhist statues on the way up. which had a few places to stop for a rest. It took us about 15 mins to reach the top. At the top there is stunning panoramic views of Bangkok, wall of bells & the stupa. We spend about an hour to an hour and a half walking the grounds including the walk up and back down.

At the bottom there is a neat replica cave that had Buddhist statues. There is also Wat Saket. Wat Saket was used to cremate the deceased who couldn’t afford a funeral as well as the plague victims. Wat Saket is still a place of worship and there is monks living quarters close to site.

There is also a lot of other temples in walking distance around the base. That were incredible to see. Not 100% sure if it all is classifed as the same property or not.
Written May 19, 2020
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