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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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344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
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All reviews worth the climb easy climb panoramic view of bangkok nice walk canal boat walk up nice temple tuk tuk worth a visit entrance fee grand palace gongs wat chedi statues buddha baht
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Reviewed yesterday

Sort of reminded me of Tiger Balm Gardens in Singapore: tacky statures in tacky surroundings as you walk up to the top. There is a coffee shop on the way up but nothing on the way down when you want a cool drink. Few eating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RiverCo45
Reviewed 2 days ago

1.We visited it first thing in the morning (in Dec 2018) when our legs were fresh; hence climbing it was not difficult. 2.This temple is known for the Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong in Thai), a high artificial hill that is 80 meters high and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth seeing. Costs about 50 thai baht for a ticket. You can see the whole city from the top and you get to ring a few bells and bang a few gongs along the way so it's worth the shot.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Briankstuff
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is clean, not crowded, nice exercise and the air is fresh at the top! You can enjoy the vibes of several large gongs (if you are into it), find some interesting jistory details (story of the vultures), the view is OK, and the neighbourhood...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mazdafahrer
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing views of Bangkok city from the top of a mountain. You should definitely do it. Try your visit at sun set, colors of the city are amazing and is not that crowded. Dress approprietly and bring camera if you have one.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kaisermaki1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice temple ( as so many in Bangkok and Thailand) but it is situated near the centre of Bangkok, a motorbike or Tuk Tuk brings you very quick to this place. It is peacefull, not crowded. Walk aroud the temple and later to the top...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hjpeod
Reviewed 4 days ago

to get there you can take a boat bus from around siam its station which on its own is cool, to get to the temple you have to pay unless you thai however next to this temple is another one much better and for free

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tonyhalik
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have the time, sure go, but the Grand Palace, Wat Arun are much nicer. Does provide nice views from the top

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robert-not-home
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is magical. The crazy noises from the bells, the views from the top, the climb up, the greenery and the vultures. All amazing and unique. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bwfol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a temple that you go up 344 smooth steps to reach. It is built on a man-made hill, and is a renovation of a very old temple from the Ayatuya period (1350-1700s). You find lots of greenery, statues, and animal figures along the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 14, 2018|
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Response from Gastronomist51 | Reviewed this property |
Wat Saket is open daily from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM. This opening time was printed on the ticket.
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Teija S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Iain, ground level has nice seats with cooling steam. Cant remember if there was cafe.
January 7, 2018|
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Response from Paul-Eric_Noordhoek | Reviewed this property |
You can use all kinds of transport s.a. TukTuk, public bus (funny!) or by motor cycle. There is also a nice walk along the canal Rob Krung. You will encounter many salesman. Just about everything in Bangkok can be reached... More
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Fremont, California
3 days in Bangkok (11 Replies)
Trying to do these things in 3 days: Dec 24th afternoon-evening Dec 25th almost whole day Dec 26th morning and early afternoon. But not sure how many temples my family will be interested in, so some we won't visit due to too far and too much of traffic. Also, not all museums either. Trying to cut down on attractions; which are really worth? We hired a guide who will be taking us with public transportation or taxis etc. Golden buddha (next door to my hotel) Loy Nava Cruise - Dec 25th,...More
December 17, 2014|
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I don't see how you can do all of that in basically 2 full days.
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Hello , I am from India and will be visiting Thailand in June for honeymoon.I need help for following of my query 1. I am worried about the weather in June specially in beach areas,Bangkok and chiang mai.Will it rainy or hot and humid. 2. I want this to be a budgeted trip so would be arranging on my own..will it be safe to travel without assistance in Thailand...do we need to take special precaution while traveling. 3. We will be there for around 6 to 9 days. Whichever suits...More
March 16, 2014|
Response fromBuRaiR|
To me it sounds good in general. I would suggest you to increase 1 more night in Chiang Mai and do Chiang Rai &amp; Golden Tringle tour. For activity in Chiang Mai and budget one please read my review about Chock chai tour. About the Island, wait for confirmation from other tourists about the weather condition or do more research in google. Iam not sure but i guess the west side Phuket/Krabi will be better than the east. Enjoy ur trip.
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Want to increase my days up north in Chiang Mai and surrounding areas, so have to decrease my stay in Bangkok. I originally planned for 6-7 days, but many people have said you only need 3 days. I would like to do the following things: Temples: Grand Palace Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trai Mit) Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Wat Arun The Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit) The Golden Mount (Wat Saket) Shopping: ...More
October 25, 2017|
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5 nights in Bkk is better. More to do in Bkk than CM.