08.30 - 17.00Contact Details
Wat Saket was another historic temple in Bangkok built during the reign of King Rama I. It is best known for The Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong in Thai), a man-made hill with a golden chedi on the hilltop, which was completed during the reign of King Rama V after decades of construction. The golden chedi is where the sacred Buddha's relics are enshrined. When there wasn’t buildings and skycrapers, The Golden Mount was the tallest structure in Bangkok and it’s also used to suspect fire accidents. Today, the platform on its top level is still a great place to enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Bangkok’s old district. Every year in the mid of November, Wat Saket hosts its grandest festival urging Buddhists to hike up to the The Golden Mount to pay respect to the Buddha's relics and later unwind with a number of delicious food and fun activities on its ground.
Opening hours: Daily 7.30 am. - 5.30 pm.
Admission: 10 baht
Contact: Chakraphatdipong Rd., tel : +66 2621 0576
Getting there: Bus no. 15, 37, 47, 49
Nearby attractions: Wat Ratchanatdaram, Democracy Monument, Wat Suthat