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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:
+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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Need to see. You got 344 steps to top. Temple is on the top. Inside temple is many budha statues. Nice view from the temple!

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Need to see. You got 344 steps to top. Temple is on the top. Inside temple is many budha statues. Nice view from the temple!

Thank nesatom
isle of wight
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely temple which wasn't too busy when we visited it. There are over 300 steps to climb to the top but it's worth the climb. Views are really good.

Thank iowsarah
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view is amazing, it is a hard climb up but well worth the effort. The temple in itself is not that impressive but the view from the top makes it one of the more spiritual places i have been too.

Thank Brooklyn_Cuy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you completed total 334 step of the staircase, you will the whole beautiful amazing Bangkok view. i love this place so much.

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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 

1 Thank Chelsey D
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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.

Thank RosaCHK
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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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