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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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+66 2 621 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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Good view of citie and nice temple to go

Long starway but with a lot of decoration and stops. Really good view point of city (center view). Cheap to go up and u have to walk, no access for people with special needs as I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long starway but with a lot of decoration and stops. Really good view point of city (center view). Cheap to go up and u have to walk, no access for people with special needs as I could see.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice walk up the stairs, very easy. its only 300 steps but very worth it. Not too busy with turists. you get a good view of the city and there are lots of budhas statues on the top. you can easily find it, lots of signs.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A gentle climb to the top of the mount, cooled by water mist pipes and waterfalls, with animal sculptures (some lurid and some beautiful) and a pleasant shrine at the top with great views and refreshing breezes. If you have bored teenagers who don't want to go to any temples, just take them to this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We started here and did not regret it. You climb up a could 344 steps to overlook the city and it is a great view and lets you orientate yourself to the city. It is also on the outskirts of most major sites so if you get dropped off here you can start walking to some of the other sites,... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wat Saket doesnt cost a packet. From Pratunam get the khlong boat to the Wat, its about 18bt. From the Klong cross the first bridge heading left and you will pass the fire station and then the entrance to the Wat. Take the spirral path to the top for amazing views of Bangkok. Behing the Mount is another complex of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Need to see. You got 344 steps to top. Temple is on the top. Inside temple is many budha statues. Nice view from the temple!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely temple which wasn't too busy when we visited it. There are over 300 steps to climb to the top but it's worth the climb. Views are really good.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view is amazing, it is a hard climb up but well worth the effort. The temple in itself is not that impressive but the view from the top makes it one of the more spiritual places i have been too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you completed total 334 step of the staircase, you will the whole beautiful amazing Bangkok view. i love this place so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth going to the top of Wat Saket with manifique view of Old Bangkok and the entrance gate to this part of the city. Be surprised to discover it's only a small chapel at the peak but the entire area of the Wat Saket is huge with 500 years history...one of the earliest built by the Chakri dynasty Rama 3... More 

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