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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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  • Oddly, the Temple itself is probably the least attractive thing here. The garden around the base is amazing. The coffee house on the way up (not accessible on the way down!) is great. The views of Ban...  more »
  • The Golden mountain is a lovely place to visit with some excellent views of the capital of Bangkok. This place is not for those people who cannot walk plenty of stairs as there are a number of steps t...  more »
  • All in all a really beautiful temple. You can go to full upward, but here are some steps (344) to deal with. Admission was 50 bath. The view from the top is impressive... and shows the conditions of the surrounding buildings.
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