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Wat Saket - Temple of the Golden Mount

Wat Saket - Temple of the Golden Mount

Categories: Local Destinations > Temples & Other Religious Sites

Address: Soi Chakkraphatdiphong, Lanluang Rd., Ban Bat, Pomprap Sattruphai, Bangkok 10100 Thailand See map

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The Wat Saket is a temple on a man-made hill (there are 318 steps to the top) on the Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok. The Golden Mount is a spire that is 260 feet high. The temple construction began in the 1800s in the reign of King Rama III and was completed in the reign of King Rama IV. The temple has Indian relics of the Lord Buddha in a Sri Lankan-style chedi. An annual fair is held on the 12th lunar month, for a period of nine days of full moon during the last week of October to mid-November. During the fair a red cloth (reminiscent of a monk's robe) is placed around the Golden Mount while the temple grounds hosts Thai traditional theatre, food stalls and traditional shows.

  • Open days

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Service hours

    08:00 to 17:30

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Map

  • Address

    Soi Chakkraphatdiphong, Lanluang Rd., Ban Bat, Pomprap Sattruphai, Bangkok 10100 Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 2233 4561 +66 (0) 2621 0576 

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