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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. To visit Wat Saket and other attractions in Bangkok, use our Bangkok trip itinerary builder.
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  • I had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed visiting the Golden Mount. We went on a clear day, so great views of Bangkok. Visited at 0900 so no crowds, relatively cool. W...  more »
  • Must see the climb is sports but the view over Bangkok is exceptional. Like other temples in the city, prefer early morning visits
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  • I must admit that we hadn't heard of this temple before. We had taken the canal boat from Pratunam and got off the last stop. We saw signs to this temple and decided to see what it was. We were not di...  more »
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