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The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

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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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344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road | Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 2 621 2280
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All reviews worth the climb easy climb panoramic view of bangkok nice walk canal boat walk up nice temple tuk tuk entrance fee grand palace gongs wat vultures chedi statues buddha baht
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With no expectations I visited this temple, wow what a beauty. Not too many tourists and certainly not a standard wat (temple). The climb is easy and definitely worth it. The steps are not steep and there are several levels to stop and have a...More

Thank kiki_elkabas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing entrance - where the steps start, with lianes and beautiful plants. The view gets better as you go higher! You can see the whole Bangkok from the top! Also the temple itself is very nice. I definitely recommend it!

Thank aleksandragoldi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the temple around noon. It was super crowded. People queued to climb up to the temple. We were with our toddler. Looking at the slow-moving queue and the tall temple. We decided to just sit at the parking lot and drink some...More

1  Thank Ade212
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dont be afraid of the 344 steps. While they are many, they are about 2 inches high each and there are multiple flat landing areas to take breaks and photos. A recommendation if you think you will need breaks is to do their early and...More

Thank EricP278
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Saket (Temple of Gloden Mount) Wat Saket or Temple of Golden Mount is same thing and one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bangkok, renovated and rebuilt around 1768. The temple’s gilded stupa or chedi is located on an 80-meter high mount because of...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bares your time to climb up to the summit where fantastic city view awaits. I went up in the midday so yeah it was exhausting process until you reach the destination, but fortunately, the area surrounded by plants and a small garden every here and...More

Thank Dewiika
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am glad we took the time to come here. Well worth the 50 baht entrance fee for foreigners. It was a short walk from our hotel. The stairs were very easy. There were many bells to ring and a great view of Bangkok from...More

Thank DebOnTheWeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the fake mountain. And I thik it's a perfect mountain and beautiful temple in Thailand. If you go there and go on top of the mountain you will see the golden pagoda and have Buddha's relics in side. Then you pray respect you...More

Thank Connector04555057485
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly worth the visit for the nice view over the city. The What itself is just one among the others, but the setting and the statutes in the garden (especially the ones illustrating the vultures story) are interesting.

Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there low season and it's very nice to go up there and have a view over BKK. Nice atmosphere and big enough to just wander around

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15 September 2018|
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Response from Gastronomist51 | Reviewed this property |
Wat Saket is open daily from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM. This opening time was printed on the ticket.
3 June 2018|
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Response from Teija S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Iain, ground level has nice seats with cooling steam. Cant remember if there was cafe.
7 January 2018|
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Response from Paul-Eric_Noordhoek | Reviewed this property |
You can use all kinds of transport s.a. TukTuk, public bus (funny!) or by motor cycle. There is also a nice walk along the canal Rob Krung. You will encounter many salesman. Just about everything in Bangkok can be reached... More