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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 say visiting this temple is worth it. It's like a mountain in the middle of the city. You get to climb a lot of stairs though there is a beautiful fountain and garden along the way, which should hel...  more »
  • This is a mounted temple and there are lots of stairs to walk. Not on the normal routes but worth to discover. I loved the beautiful garden surrounding the temple. Amazing panoramic views of the city ...  more »
  • Not a traditional temple as you see elesewhere. Built on a mountain. Way up is already impressive. On top beautiful view over Bangkok 
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