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“A lesser explored temple”

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
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$78.36*
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Bangkok’s Hidden Treasures Walking Tour
Ranked #15 of 599 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 22, 2012

This temple was not so busy when we visited, and therefore felt much more authentic. The walk to the top is hot work (in the humidity) but you'll be rewarded by some fantastic views!

Thank Neesieb01
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Neat spot to check out the old city and get a view of the skyline. It was a good stop, a fun little hike to the top of the mountain and a neat place to visit

Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The temple dates back to the Ayutthaya era, when it was known as Wat Sakae. When Bangkok became the capital, King Rama I renovated the temple and gave it its present name.
To get to the top you climb 800 steps and in a hot day its a challenge anyway you look at it. If you not push yourself too hard, you can enjoy the lucious green trees and plants that follows the big circle stairs, ring the bells and take some great shots. The panoramic view from the top of the Wat is the cherry of the pie, so just let that moment and the view take you a step closer to the heavens at least for a second, before you start your descending path to the ground..

Thank Stan S
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Great place to see, I had no idea what was going on in religious terms but it was great to watch it all and learn more about the way they live

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

nice view of the main stupa and the city area from the top of the hill.its very peaceful and quiet, very conducive for prayer and meditation when I went there. It was very hot and humid though.

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