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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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  • We headed to the Golden Mount by Grab (app) on our first day in Bangkok. It was about 2pm. Traffic was busy but it wasn’t overly busy at the Golden Mount. It was very hot. If I was to ever go back I.....  more »
  • we loved our very first sight during our first stay in Bangkok, getting our bearings on where we were going next. We explored so much of the city and getting a view from every angle here a long with.....  more »
  • What an amazing temple! You have to walk up to the top of it, it the walk is amazing. So many little details to keep an eye out for. The views are you spiral up to the temple are great. You can see...  more »
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  • A rare space of sanity in the centre of Bangkok. It's a spiritual place full of Buddhist history and dramatic views of the city from the peak 100 metres above street level. Be warned, you have to walk the steps to the top and down again; there is no lift or elevator, biting you're up for the exercise it shouldn't be missed and entry is only 50 baht. It really is worth visiting if you have the time. And if you don't, make the time!
  • Night is probably the best times to visit this place. From a height of 58 meters offers panoramic views of the lights of Bangkok with beautiful temples around. The place takes you above noisy hot land to a quiet place with a cool breeze.
  • Great view from the top, takes about 45min - 1 hr to walk around, no more than 2 hours to see the whole thing. 50 baht to get in. Wearing long pants is always appropriate, but if you’re a guy and you wear shorts, I’ve never had anyone say anything. Their new display at base of mountain is a nice touch.
  • Beautiful temple. I was lucky. It's only open one day a month and I got to visit it! It's an ornately elegant, quiet space (at least at the time that I arrived, late afternoon) and the security guard on duty was such a friendly host. I learned a lot from him about the temple, its jewels and history.
  • Very interesting and holy place! Nice to walk and spend time alone or with friends!You need appropriate clothes, you can borrow it right there.

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