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"Phu Khao Thong" Golden Mount - Wat Saket Tip by YaaDong

Golden Mount - Wat Saket, Bangkok: 47 reviews and 95 photos


Wat Saket is a temple with a golden Chedi know as the Golden Mount. It is a bit of a climb up the man made hill to the Golden Mount so prepare to sweat a little if you think it is worth it.The hill offers a nice view of Rattanakosin Island and the roof tops of the surrounding area.At night the mount is lit up and looks especially beautiful.
*Every November during Loy Kratong there is a large festival in the grounds of the temple,including a candle procession up the Golden Mount.This is very popular with the locals with lots of food stalls,games and fireworks.I went once and it was too crowded for my liking .Not a traffic jam but a people jam.However its a good chance to see a real down to earth Thai temple fair.

Address: Bus No. 8, 15, 37, 47, 97 Air Con Bus No. 38, 49
Directions: Off Rachadamnern Avenue go down soi Boriphat and you will see the temple.
Phone: +66 02-621-2280

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 8, 2009
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