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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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  • Was there during sunset time and went up to the top and just able to catch the city view with the sunset! Good place for a sunset / 360 degrees view of the old city.  more »
  • I've been to Bangkok numerous times but this was my first visit to the temple. I really liked this temple. Walking into the temple, you would hear a chant over the speakers, though it really wasn't no...  more »
  • If you are not quite like temples, then you can skip this visit and the rest (how many temples you should see before you find out that they are all similar to each other?). The added value of this temple is that you also have a beautiful view of the city. Furthermore, many of the same, golden statues of Buddha that are all similar to each other.
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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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