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Wat Saket, Bangkok

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Religious Site
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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  • Bangunan yang tinggi,saat sampai dipuncak bisa meligat kota bangkok. Lebih bagus berkunjung saat sore menjelang malam hari.  more »
  • Nice to this walk in to plan just before sunset, so you can enjoy the view.
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  • Very beautiful and Nice. Rich and also easy, and quite suitable for family trip. Do
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