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Review of The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
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US$77.53*
and up
Bangkok’s Hidden Treasures Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 524 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.
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“One step forward to a nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

If you are thinking about taking a trip to Bangkok and you want to visit a beautiful place that is more secluded, this is the spot to go. This was a very relaxing experience for us, and the view we saw at the top was truly amazing. There is no fee for entry and there is quite a climb to get to the very top. You climb the stairs to get to see a panoramic view of Ko Rattanakosin (the old city). On clear day you can see the Grand Palace, Chaopraya River and China Town.
Many shrines and misting waterfalls on the way up. A very peaceful experience. The main beauty of the temple is the building, its location, and the views.
About transportation, I advise you to get a taxi or a tuk tuk to wait for you. This is so easy, just organize this at the point of pickup and should not cost you any more than 100 baht.

Visited January 2013
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“Nice view but a 20 THB fee so not free”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Good climb and good views airy setting , lovely atmosphere very relaxed
Able to walk up in shoes
worth the fee probably but a ride on the river express costs less

Visited November 2013
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“Loved it, cheap and well worth it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

We both enjoyed going up the golden mount, yes it's quite a few steps but the view is worth it you can see so much of Bangkok. We were so glad we went, the mount also has ceremonial bells and various gongs which you can have a go with, we'll worth the walk :)

Visited October 2013
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“A MUST DO IN BANGKOK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

A Wat with a difference. The walk up is worth the views at the top and the Wat is beautiful. Well worth the money

Visited November 2013
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“Nice afternoon out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Worth an hour, nice view of the city at the top. Take the water bus from Sukhumvit if you're staying around there

Visited November 2013
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