Wat Saket, Bangkok
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Pasamos a verlo y despues de subir unas cuantas escaleras vimos que tambien estaban en fase restauración. Una pena por no poder apreciarlo por fuera. Entrada es ...gratis...We went to see him and then climb a few stairs we saw were also undergoing restoration. A penalty for not appreciate it on the outside. Entry is... free...show original
Wat Saket, popularlt known as the Golden Mount is a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi. Built on an artificial man made hill, the Golden Mount is the temple's most well known landmark and is ... read more »
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Adrien Dufourincredible setting!show original
Prdrn tnthngZoom shot comes from the Golden mount see details clearly.show original
Gade SukchuayTo visit the mountains of gold and to ordain to me,show original
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