The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This temple is known for the Golden Mount or Phu Khao Thong, a high hill that offers stunning views at its summit over Rattanakosin Island.
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  • SMW
    Albury, Australia342 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic 360° Panorama of Bangkok
    An impressive tourist attraction. The Golden Mount is best viewed when it opens at 7am because you will feel like a VIP as there are no tourists around. The walk to the Golden Mount steps takes you past some lovely gardens. and sculptures. As you begin climbing the 344 steps you are serenaded by the waterfalls. As you step onto the first level you can strike the bells or bang the big drum. Continue up to the next level and say a prayer at the shrine where you will find three rare jade Bhudda statues. Continue up the steps past more bells and arrive at the bell proper on the roof. Take in the 360° panorama of Bangkok. The beel itself is an impressive artwork and a testament to the craftsman's and engineering ingenuity of the Thai people of the past. On your way down, stop and take in the sculptural display of death in times of war. The vultures are eagerly awaiting their feast of the dead. The Golden Mount is definitely worth the climb for the view of Bangkok alone.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,458 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Golden Temple with Bamyan Cave
    This beautiful temple is located on the Saen Saep Canal and next to the Phanfa pier of Bangkok. The temple opens at 8am though the best time for visit is 4 pm till sunset around 6 pm *closing time). As a foreign citizen I had to pay 100 THB per person. My friend and I climbed up the top of this temple to see the 360 degre amazing view of Bangkok. Visitors must not wear shorts and short pants to enter the place. The most amazing thing in this place was there is a cove that has the ruins and Buddha statues of Bamyan (Afghanistan).
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 August 2023
  • TaherAlbaghliJulian
    Kuwait City, Kuwait1,860 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wat Saket
    It is beautiful temple is located on the Saen Saep Canal and next to the Phanfa pier of Bangkok. It is ancient temple in the old town(Ayutthaya). The fee is 50 Baht and it is open from 7 Am to 7 Pm.it is worth visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Toru O
    Setagaya, Japan2,789 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see
    A temple on a hill overlooking the city with a marvelous view. Admission for tourists is 50 THB but definitely worth it. The temple complex is beautiful and definitely something worth visiting during your stay in Bangkok.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • genibre69
    London, United Kingdom5,154 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the 100 baht pp, nice views
    Note it’s 100 baht pp, cash only (not 50 as Google says). Still worth it, as not very crowded and there are decent views of the city from the top. The vulture sculptures you can see as you head down from the top is trippy and worth seeing as well.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it for the views if you have the time
    Worth a stop if you've got more than a couple of days in Bangkok. A small temple at the top of some steps, with great 360 views all around the city, particularly at sunset. Only takes about 30 mins and the steps aren't too bad, certainly doable by all ages.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2023
  • Karoli24
    610 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do in Bangkok
    This temple is one of the oldest in Bangkok and to climb up the Golden Mountain (79m) is a must do in Bangkok. The temple is not so nice like the main and famous temples at the river, but this green Oase with the hill is really nice. From the top of the hill you have a great view over the oldtown and the skyscrapers in the background. You can combine this attraction with a visit of Wat Rachabophit which is close to the hill. Only a 20min foodwalk to Chnatown. The best time to visit is early in the morning. Then it’s not so hot and there is most often no smog.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Michael U
    Las Vegas, Nevada45,824 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the climb
    Free to locals and less than $2USD for tourists Wat Saket is arguably the most impressive Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Built in the Ayutthaya-era the main temple is accessed by 344 steps and thereby best visited during shaded times or early morning. Featuring impressive city views and an extensive collection of Buddhas plus paintings guests should set aside 60-90 minutes depending on athleticism and interest.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 March 2024
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom185,162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temple on a Man Made Hill & Buddha Relics
    This amazing Buddhist Temple was built during the mid 19th century on a man made hill. The walk up takes you through landscaped, chapels, subsidiary temples and bells, in a circular path up to the peak. The temple at the top houses many altar, but the most important structure is the stupa believed to house a relic of Buddha brought back by Prince Pritsadang from Sri Lanka. Sadly, the stupa is currently undergoing renovation and little of it can be seen. The views from the top are amazing!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 April 2024
  • Gina R
    Italy82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Beautiful temple off the beaten track. It is within walking distance (10-15 minutes) from Sam Yot MRT. The climb up Golden Mountain is beautiful. The stairs are gentle and lead along a circular path to the top, past niches, chapels, bells and gongs. The stupa at the top is under restoration, but the views are just as good. At the base there are shops selling food, drinks and souvenirs. There are also tables for sitting and resting. The tourist ticket also includes a bottle of water. It is well worth a visit. Tip: Wear a cap and sunglasses as the sun is very strong there.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2024
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Gina R
Italy82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful temple off the beaten track. It is within walking distance (10-15 minutes) from Sam Yot MRT.
The climb up Golden Mountain is beautiful. The stairs are gentle and lead along a circular path to the top, past niches, chapels, bells and gongs. The stupa at the top is under restoration, but the views are just as good.
At the base there are shops selling food, drinks and souvenirs. There are also tables for sitting and resting.
The tourist ticket also includes a bottle of water. It is well worth a visit.
Tip: Wear a cap and sunglasses as the sun is very strong there.
Written 6 May 2024
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ErkiBear
London, UK388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Have done most of the top tourist attractions in Bangkok before so wanted to see a few bits more off the beaten track. Golden mount is beautiful with a gentle climb with lots to see on the way up and small museum type displays all around. Don't miss the cave with the Bamiyan buddhas. Great views from the top too!
Written 15 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This amazing Buddhist Temple was built during the mid 19th century on a man made hill. The walk up takes you through landscaped, chapels, subsidiary temples and bells, in a circular path up to the peak. The temple at the top houses many altar, but the most important structure is the stupa believed to house a relic of Buddha brought back by Prince Pritsadang from Sri Lanka. Sadly, the stupa is currently undergoing renovation and little of it can be seen.

The views from the top are amazing!
Written 12 April 2024
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Michael U
Las Vegas, NV45,824 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Free to locals and less than $2USD for tourists Wat Saket is arguably the most impressive Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Built in the Ayutthaya-era the main temple is accessed by 344 steps and thereby best visited during shaded times or early morning. Featuring impressive city views and an extensive collection of Buddhas plus paintings guests should set aside 60-90 minutes depending on athleticism and interest.
Written 4 March 2024
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Karoli24
610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This temple is one of the oldest in Bangkok and to climb up the Golden Mountain (79m) is a must do in Bangkok.
The temple is not so nice like the main and famous temples at the river, but this green Oase with the hill is really nice.
From the top of the hill you have a great view over the oldtown and the skyscrapers in the background.
You can combine this attraction with a visit of Wat Rachabophit which is close to the hill.
Only a 20min foodwalk to Chnatown.

The best time to visit is early in the morning.
Then it’s not so hot and there is most often no smog.
Written 20 February 2024
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PlatinumForeverDUS
Shanghai, China3,106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We visited the Golden Mountain Buddha on a late morning and were delighted not to have thousands of other tourists together with us. Definitely one of the most attractive destinations to select in Bangkok - visit to be combined with the next door temple just opposite the river (see seperate rating) which is stunning itself and definitely deserves a visit
Written 13 February 2024
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Nabin kafle
Kathmandu, Nepal7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The place was spectacular, the murals on the walls, and the statues carved with such intricate designs broadened my horizon in art. The place was amazing to look around with the view of the city from the top.
Written 22 January 2024
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan488 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The temple complex is beautiful. Murals are magnificent. Statues are bright. The view of the city is spectacular!
Written 6 January 2024
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Aleksandra M
Warsaw, Poland86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Absolutely stunning surrounding of the temple, with lots of colourful elements and details, definitely worth visiting
Written 27 December 2023
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Tuesday P
Bournemouth, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Amazing views and worth the walk up the steps. Ring the bells en route! Go early doors when it's cooler.
Written 17 December 2023
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