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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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  • The golden mount is fun. A winding staircase through a jungle garden leads up to the top with an awesome view over BKK. The sound of prayer bells is mixing with the pre-recorded chant of monks. The Go...  more »
  • Good place to see if the weather is good, it's 300-350 steps to the top but it's not a hard climb at all. Not very crowded either so it's a pleasant visit. Once you come back down, make sure you visit...  more »
  • Tranquil location and a beautiful temple with views of the surrounding area. Well worth a visit.
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  • Very majestic.
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  • Zoom shot comes from the Golden mount see details clearly.
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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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