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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 another interesting temple in Bangkok. You need to climb 320 stairs up to the top, where the actual Golden Mount is 77 meters tall and you have a nice view of the Rattanakosin... 
    The Golden Mount is another interesting temple in Bangkok. You need to climb 320 stairs up to the top, where the actual Golden Mount is 77 meters tall and you have a nice view of the Rattanakosin...  more »
  • we had been there for the fist time and very neary the haven in the budha eyes so many ppl work in thire mind pray and meditate we almost lost because this was very huge from India to thailand... 
    we had been there for the fist time and very neary the haven in the budha eyes so many ppl work in thire mind pray and meditate we almost lost because this was very huge from India to thailand...  more »
  • Make sure you know where you're headed before the hawkers come looking for you, but once you find the right entrance and brace yourself for the steep walk it's definitely worth the hike. Lots of... 
    Make sure you know where you're headed before the hawkers come looking for you, but once you find the right entrance and brace yourself for the steep walk it's definitely worth the hike. Lots of...  more »
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  • A beautiful way to experience an amazing Buddhist temple. The climb up is a bit of a challenge but there are places to rest. As you approach the top you get the chance to ring bells and and strike an enormous gong! The way down is easy and musical with many more bells to ring. Don't forget to visit Lucky Buddha and buy your lottery tickets before you leave!
  • A temple which it's absolutely necessary to visit at the time of a visit to Bangkok and which however is not very known. It's located in height and dominates the city with an absolutely spectacular panoramic sight. It's necessary to climb a certain number of steps but at each "plateau", one attends something of magic. Huge gongs with a sublime sound that give us the illusion of being projected in an ancient era, prayer bells with a very nice sound too. Until we reach the temple at the top from which it's possible to go up to admire the golden stupa. A very nice discovery that I am glad I did not miss.
  • It is a little walk up to the top, but it is a beautiful sight up there. Lots of good photo opportunities and these calming vibes. Usually not super busy and has a calm atmosphere. I would recommend going in the morning to stay cool. The walk up is staired. but is not small. Has fun and cool bells along the walkway.
  • Note! Google’s hours are incorrect… it is only open until 7 p.m. Really pretty grounds and temple. Lots of steps, but they’re not big and are very very walkable. Beautiful view from the top!
  • Wat Saket, also known as the Golden Mount, is one of Bangkok’s major temples. A revered site for locals and a popular tourist attraction. There are many steps leading up to the the Temple, but it is not a difficult climb. Enjoyed the view of the city from the top. Especially at sunset. Entrance fee is 50 THB.

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