Visit Wat Saket, a hilltop Buddhist temple complex that has undergone several regal renovations over the years. In the 19th century, King Rama III tried to build an enormous chedi atop an artificial hill, only to find the soil was too soft to support its weight. His son had better luck with a more modest design, but it was King Rama V who completed the main complex standing today. The gold chedi juts out to cut an impressive silhouette atop the hill. Reaching the site involves climbing up 300 steps, so you may want to avoid the hottest time of day if possible. The views from the top--and the photos you'll take home with you--make the expenditure of energy more than worth it. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wat Saket by using our Bangkok day trip planning site.
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Wat Saket reviews
well went on thee queens birthday and it was busy. it was a Nice walk up and a nice walk down. Loots of people dude to the holiday. Great views. Due to thee business it was next to impposible... more »
There are many steps leading up to the the Temple, but it is not a difficult climb if you take it easy. I am 67 and managed it with no trouble. The climb affords you the opportunity to enjoy the view.... more »
A rare space of sanity in the centre of Bangkok. It's a spiritual place full of Buddhist history and dramatic views of the city from the peak 100 metres above street level. Be warned, you have to walk the steps to the top and down again; there is no lift or elevator, biting you're up for the exercise it shouldn't be missed and entry is only 50 baht. It really is worth visiting if you have the time. And if you don't, make the time!
Night is probably the best times to visit this place. From a height of 58 meters offers panoramic views of the lights of Bangkok with beautiful temples around. The place takes you above noisy hot land to a quiet place with a cool breeze.
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