Temple of the Golden Mount Bangkok | How to get to Wat Saket

Wat Saket, well known as the Temple of the Golden Mount or ‘Phu Khao Thong’, is a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi. Within, the 58-meter chedi houses a Buddha relic and welcomes worshippers all year round. The temple also hosts an annual temple fair in November, which lasts a week during Loi Krathong.

Temple of the Golden Mount Wat Saket

Temple of the Golden Mount Wat Saket

Temple of the Golden Mount Wat Saket

The temple grounds feature mature trees and typical Buddhist structures such as the main chapel, ordination hall and library. To get to the top requires a climb up some 300 steps. It is easier to climb as compared to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn.

The Golden Mount Thailand

Temple of the Golden Mount Wat Saket

The path is well-paved and the climb relatively easy if you avoid going at midday. Open daily 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Approaching the top of the hill, you will be welcomed by a wall of bells and panoramas of historic Bangkok. The views are really amazing and worth the walk. Another nice place for great pictures.

Temple of the Golden Mount Wat Saket

Temple of the Golden Mount Wat Saket

How to get to Wat Saket

Take Chao Phraya Tourist Boat (Chao Phraya Tourist Boat – One Day River Pass) from Sathorn (Central) Pier (Saphan Taksin BTS Station) and get off at Phra Athit Pier (N13).

Chao Phraya Phra Athit Pier (N13)

Once at the pier, walk out onto the street and anyone there will be able to give you quick directions to Wat Saket. It is a 15-minute walk. It is located near Democracy Monument and Khao San Road.

Temple of the Golden Mount Wat Saket

Another way to get to Wat Saket is to take the Khlong Saen Saep Boat Service from Pratunam and get off at Talad Bobae Pier (W4). It is just a 3-minute walk from the pier to Wat Saket.

Khlong Saen Saep Boat Service Talad Bobae Pier (W4)

Temple of the Golden Mount Wat Saket

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