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  • Address: Ratchadamnoen Klang and Boripihat Roads, Old City, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 9pm
  • Admission: ฿10 donation expected

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Golden Mount (Wat Saket)

The Golden Mount - or Wat Saket - was constructed by King Rama I shortly after the founding of Bangkok. Built just outside the original city walls and intended as a burial site, the mount has many thousands of bodies interned here - most of them dating from Rama II's rule when plague swept through the city.

Built on swampy ground, the hill was rebuilt by Rama III who added a chedi (stupa) which promptly collapsed due to the shifting foundations. Rama V built the golden chedi we see today on the rubble of the previous chedi. The golden chedi is rumored to contain some of Buddha's remains – including his teeth. Concrete walls were constructed during World War II to ensure the structure remains stable.

The Golden Mount looks its best at night when it glows gold against the dark sky. It is worth visiting in the daytime too for fantastic views across the city.

Practical Info

If you are visiting Bangkok in the first week of November, you should visit the annual fair at the Golden Mount, which is lit with colored lanterns and wrapped in cloth. At this time, the entire compound turns into a giant fun fair .The Golden Mount is several blocks east of the Grand Palace in the Old City (Rattanakosin district). There is no straightforward public transport here and it is best to catch a taxi or tuk-tuk.

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Bangkok’s Hidden Treasures Walking Tour, Bangkok, null
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Bangkok’s Hidden Treasures Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Beat the traffic and travel like a local using rivers and canals, discover hidden treasures and explore the old quarters of Bangkok on foot. Ride a Tuk Tuk and ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.01
Full-Day Highlights of Bangkok Tour, Bangkok, Walking Tours
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Full-Day Highlights of Bangkok Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Explore the highlights of Bangkok on a full-day private or non-private sightseeing tour that takes in the Grand Palace, Buddhist temple of Wat Pho, colorful ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $171.43
Bangkok Sunset Cycling Tour, Bangkok, Full-day Tours
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Bangkok Sunset Cycling Tour

Enjoy a gentle 12.4mi (20km) afternoon ride through Bangkok's back alleyways on this 4-hour cycling tour. Visit the Golden Mount and see the panoramic view of ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.02
Bangkok Tuk Tuk Small Group Adventure Tour, Bangkok, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Bangkok Tuk Tuk Small Group Adventure Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 720 Reviews

Travel as the locals do, by Tuk Tuk! Visit some of Bangkok's most famous sights: Phra Sumeru Fortress, the bustling Amulet Market, Wat Pho and its Reclining ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.02
Bangkok Old Town: Day and Night Tour, Bangkok, Half-day Tours
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Bangkok Old Town: Day and Night Tour

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Enjoy a 9-hour private tour that takes you through old Bangkok during the day and into the night. Visit the city's most impressive historical sights, enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.19
Old Bangkok City Walking Tour, Bangkok, Day Trips
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Old Bangkok City Walking Tour

Explore the wonderful old city of Bangkok on a half-day walking tour

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.06
Bangkok Night Tour By Bike, Bangkok, Walking Tours
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Bangkok Night Tour By Bike

Explore Bangkok by bike on a 2.5-hour evening tour that covers all the main monuments, temples, and buildings, illuminated after dark. Cycle at a gentle pace ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.18
Private Tour: Explore Old Siam in Bangkok, Bangkok, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Tour: Explore Old Siam in Bangkok

The center of Bangkok 220 years ago was around the Royal Grand Palace. We will bring you back to Bangkok during the reign of King Rama IV where the first road ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.13
Private Tour: Bangkok at Night, Bangkok, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Bangkok at Night

Visit Wat Suthat, The Giant Swing and Thailand's Democracy Monument. After dinner we explore Ratanakosin by tram and visit Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, the ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.13

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