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The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

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344 Avenue Road Emperor Pong Ban Bat. Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, Bangkok 10100
Entrance Fee: 20 baht
Opening Day: 7 days a week
Opening Hour: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Wat Saket is a Buddhist temple in the district of Pom Phai. It is built based on Ayutthaya style and was originally called Wat Sakae. The present name of the temple was given by King Rama I, who renovated it during his reign. The steep artificial hill in the compound of Wat Saket is called Phu Khao Thong. It was actually the collapsed chedi that King Rama III constructed in the compound. The collapsed bricks and mud gathered further dust and resembled a natural mount, especially due to the weeds that had grown on it. The present Wat Saket is the result of renovation and restoration carried out in 20th century.

You get the opportunity to witness the amazing views of the surroundings from the top. It is always a good idea to visit the place during evening time when the golden structure glows from sunlight.

Road Leading to the Entrance


It is not possible to lose your way when you can see the temple from far. There are also various road signs leading to the entrance.

Entrance


The heavenly decor at the entrance set the expectation while on the way up to the Golden Mount at the top.

Gentle Climb


The twisted stairs are very gentle so it is not difficult to climb to the top.


Ring the bell and rid of your sorrow.

Pray for Peace


You may make donation to the temple and pray for good health and prosperity at the middle section.

Reaching The Top
The Grand Pagoda


The golden chedi, or the grand pagoda enshrines the sacred relics from India.

Magnificent Panoramic View


Being the highest point in this area, you get to enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree panorama over the Khao San area overlooking numerous temples below. With the cool breeze blowing and the hustle and bustle of the city life left quite far away, everything seems so calm and soothing.

How to Get to Wat Saket?

The nearest MRT station, Hua Lamphong is about 2.3km from the Golden Mount. If you go by BTS skytrain, the nearest station is National Stadium which is about 2.5km. From there, you can either take taxi, tuk-tuk or motorbike taxi.

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