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Wat Saket, Bangkok

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#6 of 48 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Was worth a trip. High up in the mountain. Very good view from the top. Beautiful golden temple with a lot of worshippers.  more »
  • The place has around 335 stairs to climb but they are really tiny stairs so it doesn't take that long, however if you are someone who has a knee or leg problem then I wouldn't recommend this place. We...  more »
  • This is not a must but a nice visit when in Bangkok. The best part about it are the views so of you can, try to enjoy a nice sunset or sunrise from there. Very nice  more »
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  • To visit the mountains of gold and to ordain to me,
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