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Climbing the Golden Mount of Wat Saket

February 2nd, 2010

Walking around Bangkok you will see so many interesting things that it becomes hard to exactly follow a map or travel guide. Even if you might find yourself lost in the middle of a chaotic nowhere there is always something new to discover in this amazing city.

On one of our walks along Thanon Rachadamnoen Klang, one of the busiest streets in Bangkok close to Wat Ratchanatdaram we discovered a little park right next to the Mahakan Fort and curious as we were we started walking around hoping to find something hidden between the trees.

Buddhist altars close to the fort Buddhist altars close to the..

This side of the fort looked more like an abbandoned parking lot than a real park but walking around it we found some altars and even a reclining golden buddha up a hill. There was a path up a very steep hill between the branches which leaded to a brick wall which turned out to be part of the Phu Khao Thong, the hill of the Golden Mount!

So instead of entering Wat Saket and climbing up the stairs we had skipped a part by bush climbing up the hill. We climbed over the wall of Wat Saket and continued the walk up to the Golden Mount.

The view from up here is spectacular and you can look out over the entire city enjoying a 360 degree view of Bangkok. The Golden Chedi is really big and something amazing to see. Just after you enter the temple you will be asked to take off your shoes out of respect so you can climb up to the roof where you will find the true Golden Mount draped in yellow satin. A true adventure with a great ending!

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Travel Pictures of Bangkok, Thailand

  • Buddhist altars close to the fort Buddhist altars close to the fort
  • On the roof top of Wat Saket On the roof top of Wat Saket
  • Buddha Statues at the Golden Chedi Buddha Statues at the Golden Chedi
  • Reclining Golden Buddha Reclining Golden Buddha
  • Forest altar close to Wat Saket Forest altar close to Wat Saket
  • Buddhist monk at Wat Saket Buddhist monk at Wat Saket
  • Buddhist altar in the trees Buddhist altar in the trees
  • White temple with golden chedi White temple with golden chedi
  • Golden Buddhist statues Golden Buddhist statues
  • Wat saket from Phu Khao Thong Wat saket from Phu Khao Thong
  • The Golden Mount The Golden Mount
  • White temple more down hill White temple more down hill
  • View from the stairs View from the stairs
  • Looking out over Bangkok Looking out over Bangkok
  • Golden chedi of Phu Khao Thong Golden chedi of Phu Khao Thong
  • Thanon Rachadamnoen Klang Street Thanon Rachadamnoen Klang Street
  • Altar on Thanon Rachadamnoen Klang Altar on Thanon Rachadamnoen Klang
  • The Mahakan Fort in Bangkok The Mahakan Fort in Bangkok
  • Golden posters of the King Golden posters of the King
  • Busy Thanon Rachadamnoen Klang Busy Thanon Rachadamnoen Klang

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Name: Mike
Age: 34-41
Travel type: Friends getaway

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Climbing the Golden Mount of Wat Saket
Continent: Asia
Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
Period: Nov '09-Jan '10
Lenght of stay: 7 days
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Liked: Our climb up Wat Saket
Disliked: We forgot the map on top so we had to climb back up..
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