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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wat Saket by using our Bangkok day trip planning site .
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  • Great View... I liked the view for this temple very peaceful, very organized, worth the visit, I would recommend to cover your knees and use soft shoes once that is a long way up!  more »
  • The temple has become my new favourite place in Bangkok. No noisy tourists. Just a serene temple with paranormic view of Bangkok. Stairs were not steep. Entrance fee was 50 bahts.  more »
  • This was an excellent site to visit, well curated and planned, and you are rewarded with stunning views of the city once you make it to the very top. The walk is also not as steep or labor intensive a...  more »
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  • incredible setting!
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  • To visit the mountains of gold and to ordain to me,
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