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Wat Saket, Bangkok

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#6 of 48 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
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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  • August 17, 2017
    is a locus amenus, in the Woods, taking the stairs has never been so enjoyable (despite the humid heat!!). It's all very nice, I recommend visiting!
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  • August 17, 2017
    The walk up is so speedy that this monument provides instant gratification--a gorgeous view of Bangkok. It's neat that you can hit the giant gongs yourself, too. Beautiful at sunset.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A temple complex which differs somewhat from the usual temple design and construction. Already for that reason definitely a destination not to be missed for a slightly longer stay in Bangkok.
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  • June 17, 2017
    Very majestic.
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  • June 12, 2016
    Zoom shot comes from the Golden mount see details clearly.
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  • July 16, 2016
    incredible setting!
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  • June 7, 2016
    To visit the mountains of gold and to ordain to me,
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  • November 9, 2016
    Men's plain
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