The Golden Mount

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5 expert recommendations



A well-known landmark, the towering gold chedi of Wat Saket, also known as the Golden Mount, was once the highest point in the city. Full review →


Frommer's 35

Wat Saket is easily recognized by its golden chedi, atop a fortresslike hill near busy Ratchadamnoen Road and Banglampoo. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Golden Mount was commissioned by Rama III, who ordered that the earth dug out to create Bangkok’s expanding klorng network be piled up to build an enormous, 100m-high, 500m-wide... Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The mound is crowned by a fortress topped with the gilded chedi (tower-reliquary) of Wat Saket. Full review →

From the top, there is a superb view of the River Chao Phraya and the royal district.

Time Out

Assembled from canal diggings, the Golden Mount (Phu Khao Thong) was intended by Rama III to be clad as a giant chedi. Full review →

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