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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
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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Great experience with a great view

This is a great place to visit. It has a 20 Baht entry fee but well worth it. There is a good 350 odd stairs to climb but has flat areas which breaks the stairs up. Half way up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to visit. It has a 20 Baht entry fee but well worth it. There is a good 350 odd stairs to climb but has flat areas which breaks the stairs up. Half way up there is a shop/café which is reasonable priced. At the top there is panoramic views of the city which is breathtaking... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can take a taxi to go to the Wat Saket and to return take the boat service (Khlong Saen Saep) to Siam Area. The boat service pier is very near the War Saket , is very cheap and you can get back to Siam area (Pratunam Pier) in a very unusual transportation.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thailand has approximately 250 temples so it's important to narrow the list down. This is highly recommended for it's many individual statues of Buddha.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The climb of 344 steps to the top is quite a bit of exercise, but one can go slowly and enjoy the beautiful garden on the way to the top. Great views of the city from up there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can climb, you can see the city. You make fortune. The outdoor stairs are air-con. It is odd. I like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful temple but have to climb up lots of staircase to reach the temple. However, there was a cafe half way, so can take a break before continuing with the climbing. Once on top, we got a nice view of the surrounding areas..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to visit on your first day in Bangkok as you get a very good view of the city. There is quite a few steps to go up so make sure you are hydrated and have comfortable shoes. You may enjoy the Wifi at the top and upload some of the pictures from your trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

About 350 steps will get you to the tip top of this man made mount. Mostly very small steps, actually. The entire grounds, gardens, and adjacent temple are all serene and lovely. I think entry was only 20 baht. After a few steps, there is a cafe for cold water, and they sell those refreshing, cold, scented washcloths to wipe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking to visit some temples this temple should be great one of them because convenient to visit and nice View on top. Not great only for tourists local people too! Just 20 baht to entry for foreigner. Check out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting dozens of temples in Thailand, I think I can say this is one of the nicest ones in Bangkok. The main reason is of course the great view of Bangkok and the unique structure of the temple on top of this small hill in the middle of the old part of the city. However this is also not... More 

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