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Wat Saket, Bangkok

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Visit Wat Saket, a hilltop Buddhist temple complex that has undergone several regal renovations over the years. In the 19th century, King Rama III tried to build an enormous chedi atop an artificial hill, only to find the soil was too soft to support its weight. His son had better luck with a more modest design, but it was King Rama V who completed the main complex standing today. The gold chedi juts out to cut an impressive silhouette atop the hill. Reaching the site involves climbing up 300 steps, so you may want to avoid the hottest time of day if possible. The views from the top--and the photos you'll take home with you--make the expenditure of energy more than worth it. To visit Wat Saket and other attractions in Bangkok, use our Bangkok trip itinerary builder.
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  • Really not what we were going to visit and the last day as our plane got afternoon we went to there. Do not repent, the views are wonderful, 20bat hard to enter. Recommended
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  • It's a beautiful temple to visit. Because it is higher up, you get nice views of the surrounding city. Lots of artefacts to see up top. There is also a place for a cool drink after walking up. There i...  more »
  • A nice place to visit with good views of the town. We wanted to see the sunset, but it was limited due to the weather (or smogg).. not so long staircase that many people describe. Took 5 min to go up.
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  • incredible setting!
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  • Zoom shot comes from the Golden mount see details clearly.
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  • To visit the mountains of gold and to ordain to me,
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