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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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Twenty minutes climbing

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rangoon R
George Town, Malaysia
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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We rushed to make it in by 5:30 p.m. in order to watch the sunset. Signs at the temple say it is open until 7 p.m. and I believe we saw some people going up at 6 p.m. The view was beautiful and the atmosphere at the temple is very nice--especially at sunset. It's a great spot for photos so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here, there are a lot of steps to climb but they are shallow so not too bad. It cost 20 baht so really very cheap. It was worth the climb as the view from the top is very panoramic . You can buy soft drinks both at the bottom and at the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Going up the Golden Mount was great. The garden at the base makes you forget of the hustle and bustle of the city you travelled through to get there. There's statues and bells along the way up the stairs. I found the steps to be quite easy and at certain points the gradient between steps was so small, the way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice temple on a mountain, beautiful view over Bangkok. There are quite a lot of steps going up in the cooling shade of trees. You can buy drinks and ice cream on the top, nice surprise on a hot day.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had been a few times in Bangkok but never visited this place before: in my opinion it deserves to be better known, as it offers a great view on the city and a refreshing garden. Entrance fee is 20 bhat, and the best way to get there is with the river ferry and a short walk (you are gonna... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bangkok is dead flat, hot, humid, smelly, dirty, noisy and overcrowded. The golden mount temple provides a peaceful break with a short walk up to a great 360 viewpoint catching the breeze. Lots of bells to ring on the way up and down, including the large and loud gong drums with their resonating boom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this once solo when I was on business trip previously. This time round, decided to bring along my family to visit this temple. The view on top is well worth the climb. Recommend to climb up during the evening, and enjoy the beautiful sunset view from the top :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By its situation on top of this artificial hill this temple is different from all others and therefore makes it worth a visit. Climb up, at your own pace, and admire the view on Bangkok from the top, next to the golden Chedi.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be an impressive view however Bangkok is quite smoggy and it really takes away from the view of the city. I wouldn't make a point to come here, especially if you're looking forward to a breath taking view. But if you're in the area and you have time, it's not bad. It's not a hard walk - my... More 

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