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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wat Saket by using our Bangkok day trip planning site .
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  • Were in this temple March 12, 2018 year. Price for entry became 50 baht. Place the atmospheric, beautiful view from the top. Upgrade is not difficult, you can relax on the benches along the way. Upstairs is a large stupa. On the way to hang bells and a large gong. At the top around the stupa also weigh the bells and Gong. If it poteret hands it starts to emit a buzz that believe in Thailand a sign of purity of the soul! (I've got:))
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  • Pays 50baht per person. Stay on top of a hill and offers a beautiful view of the city. The bells and the staircase are the coolest part. On the outskirts, you don't need to pay admission, has several beautiful attractions.
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  • I visited The Golden Mount late one afternoon. It really is a lovely temple, very well kept and in nice grounds. There was a really peaceful feeling to the place. I began the climb up the steps, enjoy...  more »
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  • Very majestic.
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  • Zoom shot comes from the Golden mount see details clearly.
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  • incredible setting!
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  • To visit the mountains of gold and to ordain to me,
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  • Men's plain
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