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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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Huge place.Very beautiful and the view from the roof top is amazing. The visit was worth climbing 300+ stairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huge place.Very beautiful and the view from the roof top is amazing. The visit was worth climbing 300+ stairs.

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Doetinchem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not the most visited temple but well worth a visit. During our trip we met a few other tourist but we did not encounter the large tour groups you see in some other temples. After climbing the stairs, the views from the top are very nice.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit of a climb to get to the top but well worth it, as the views are spectacular. We were there on Mother's day, which was special - many people brought gifts for the Monks. Right outside the temple enclosure we found a great little restaurant, nothing fancy but they serve amazing food at a great price, and with... More 

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Botany Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a temple on a mount which is well worth the 344 steps. Best late afternoon or early evening.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoy visiting this temple. it took three generation to build and is much larger and complex than I first realized. I have been at least 4 times and enjoy the views of the palace and surrounding area.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view on the rooftop is amazing. The sunset if not hidden by the traffic pollution is beautiful. The temple itself is not one of the better ones but the view is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Based on the previous reviews, I knew I had to see this temple. This place is peaceful and only has a few tourists. After hustle and bustle of the grand palace and the watpho and emerald Buddha, this location is an oasis. Do not be intimidated by the stairs, there are a lot of places to rest and take pictures.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jumped a tuk-tuk here, skilfully negotiating a return price with the driver and paying upfront (a rookie mistake, I now know, but I like to trust people). After a driver-induced detour to a tailor-made suit shop, we arrived at the attraction. I had resisted a purchase of their finest evening wear fearing that it would be destroyed by my intended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 344 steps may seem daunting but don't be put off - there are places to take a breather on the way up and it's well worth it. The golden peak, like so many temples in Bangkok, offers amazing views across the city. Inside is beautifully peaceful and not aimed specifically at tourists. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views of both old and new Bangkok, well worth the many steps to the top. Its a beautiful place, well kept with lots of photo opportunities and very peaceful too! Would definitely recommend a stop here if you're doing a tour of all the sights, do not forget this one!

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