Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 08.30 - 17.00
Chakkraphatdiphong Road, Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel. +66 2621 0576
Category : Temple, Landmarks and Memorials
Attraction Details :
Wat Saket was another historic temple inBangkokbuilt 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 inBangkokand 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 ofBangkok’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 : 0 2621 0576
Getting there: Bus no. 15, 37, 47, 49
Nearby attractions: Wat Ratchanatdaram,DemocracyMonument, Wat Suthat