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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
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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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Nice view

Great view and nice quite place to vitis. Some stars to climb but worth it. Highly recommended for everybody in Bangkok !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dorotka R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great view and nice quite place to vitis. Some stars to climb but worth it. Highly recommended for everybody in Bangkok !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely temple with a 344 step very do-able entrance. As it seems to be less popular with tour groups it's more accessible. If you have the time, this one is a good-bet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The temple itself is magnificent and the 360 degree view of the city is just as amazing. My 2 and 5 year old children were able to climb to the top and had a great experience as well. Of note, there are many steps up to the top needing moderate exertion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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