Wat Saket / Wat Saket / Golden Mountain Temple - look at Bangkok in a homely atmosphere

Wat Saket (Wat Saket) - another good temple inthe historic part of Bangkok, where you can go on the way to some places of interest. Although a purposeful visit is also an option, it’s not hard to get to it. As a rule, temples such as Wat pho and Wat arun, are known to all, as they are brought in huge amounts of package tourists by buses to them. To a greater extent, this, of course, concerns Wat phoAfter all, it really has something to look at - at the huge figure of the reclining Buddha. Wat Saket is remarkable mainly because it offers views of Bangkok, so there are much fewer people here.

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Wat Saket Temple

The temple of the Golden Mountain is called not by chance. The fact is that it is located on an artificially created mountain, and at the very top there is a golden stupa. Before the era of skyscrapers, Saket was one of the highest places in Bangkok. By the way, once this mountain subsided due to the weakness of the ground, but then it was restored. I hope this will not happen anymore, otherwise I am still going to return there. Visually, now everything looks very strong, all the grief has been removed to the concrete retaining walls.

Climbing a mountain is not difficult, literally 300 seconds.small steps. Although the sluggard may cause some, but not critical, difficulties. The mountain is surrounded by two spiral staircases, one on the ascent, the other on the descent. In fact, for some rise, without a difference. Where in the middle of the climb there is a cafe for those who are tired. Also on the way there are bells and gongs, available for visitors, call for health. And this is why it is impossible to call our Orthodox, it's so great ...

The first part of the climb goes through the jungle.

The first part of the climb goes through the jungle.

The first part of the climb goes through the jungle.

The first part of the climb goes through the jungle.

Wat Saket or Temple of the Golden Mountain

Wat Saket or Temple of the Golden Mountain

Call for health!

Call for health!

Call for luck!

Call for luck!

At the very end of the stairs are views ofBangkok roofs, as skyscrapers, and poor hut. We go inside the temple and see a few typical Thai temple statues, there is even some relic hidden in a sarcophagus. From here comes the staircase to the roof to the observation platform, where the golden stupa is installed. Consider, if the heat of the day is hot, then it is easier to observe the city from the large windows of the temple, and not from the observation platform.

Many people write that in the temple of Wat Saketnice atmosphere and i can agree with them. Indeed, a sort of an island of tranquility in the very center of a large and noisy city, where you want to stay for a while and get away from pressing matters and thoughts.

Views of Bangkok at the very top of the stairs

Views of Bangkok at the very top of the stairs

Below the roofs of the other buildings of the temple

Below the roofs of the other buildings of the temple

We look down and see the stairs around the mountain

We look down and see the stairs around the mountain

Bangkok roofs

Bangkok roofs

Typical interior

Typical interior

Buddha covered in pieces of sheet gold

Buddha covered in pieces of sheet gold

Monk covered in leaflets of gold

Monk covered in leaflets of gold

Inside the temple you can eat ice cream

Inside the temple you can eat ice cream

On the King's birthday, the asphalt at the temple was washed with soap

On the King's birthday, the asphalt at the temple was washed with soap

Once, not far from the temple, these lovely creatures were sold.

Once, not far from the temple, these lovely creatures were sold.

Information to visit

From Khao San Road to the Temple of the Golden Mountain the easiest way to geton foot, there is literally 15 minutes to go. For lazy people there is tuk-tuki, they will also take it without any problems. If you go from another part of the city, the metro is not here, and either on city buses or on a klong (river channel) can be reached. The latter is true if, for example, you are coming from the Pratunam area, where all the shopping centers are located and skyscraper Bayok Sky. To go from there somewhere for about 20 minutes and to the end. In the opposite direction, it is also good to ride, do not stand in traffic jams.

Opening hours of the temple Saket Wat from 7.30 to 17.30. It is a pity that you can not get here in the evening, in order to see the night Bangkok.

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I have stayed in Bangkok many times and in different hotels. I will not give links to all my reviews, I will give only a few. Nasa vegas - convenient for stopping near the airport and metro, Rajata - a good place to spend the night near Khaosan, S3 residense located in the center near the park.

River channel from Wat Saket to Pratunam area

River channel from Wat Saket to Pratunam area

Opening hours of Wat Saket

Opening hours of Wat Saket

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Temple of the Golden Mountain (Wat Saket)

Temple of the Golden Mountain (Wat Saket)
Bangkok view.
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Wat Saket or Temple of the Golden Mountain

The view of Bangkok opens. Read about the temple

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