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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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As its name suggests, is a temple on a mountain. Take into consideration that you will have to climb several steps in order to reach the "golden tresure". Because on the top of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As its name suggests, is a temple on a mountain. Take into consideration that you will have to climb several steps in order to reach the "golden tresure". Because on the top of the mountain you will be given with my favourite view from Bangkok, the old city with traditional red-roofted buildings, narrow streets and green-coloured, and in the background,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not a typical Thai temple. It was not easy to find, it took me two attempts, but it was well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic city view from the top, especially after dark. Peaceful and beautiful in the evening. Under construction but still amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the name suggest it is on mountain, so be ready to climb the stairs. Though the stair way is no boring so you could stop many times for different views of city and to take pictures. The entry is not costly and the temple is crowded like other overrated temples. At the end when you reach the top you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing temple and one of my favorite attractions in Bangkok. The entry fee of 20 Baht is very rectified and their souvenir shop prices are very considerable as well. It is a little bit difficult to get there but it is not overcrowded which makes the experience even better. All employees and monks are very nice and helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a morning here. It is a peaceful place. We were impressed by many beautiful sights here. The monks are very friendly. We really had a wonderful time here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a very nice temple on a hill. It's true that it's quite easy to climb and the view from the top is quite good. The temple itself is quite pretty, and the entrance price is very cheap. One other advantage is that there were very few tourists there. Perhaps the reason for this is that the temple is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As the name suggests: the wat is on a hill. From there you have a very nice view on Bangkok. At the foot of the hill is another wat. Not a 'must see' but if you have time to spare, very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you will be there, you will see a beautiful view of Bangkok. Also temple is the one of the most impressive temple in Bangkok. Highly recommended:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is so different from the others, we really liked it. Entrance fee is 20Baht, the 344 steps are not so steep, was not hard to climb. On the way up you can ring the bells and water mists cool you down....such a lovely panoramic view from the top... can purchase cold drink on the top as well.

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