Bangkok

Wat Saket

Built during the reign of King Rama I, Wat Saket is an important historic temple in Bangkok. It is probably best known for a man-made hill with a chedi called The Golden Mount, where the relics of sacred Buddha are enshrined. It was the tallest structure in Bangkok before all of the skyscrapers were built.

Events and Festivals

One of the most important temple fairs during the Loy Kratong Festivals is held every year in late October at the Wat Saket. The Golden Mount is covered with red cloth during the event, which is an amazing experience for many visitors. There are also theatrical performances, food stalls, and animal circuses during the festival.

Climbing to the Top

There are 318 to climb before reaching the top of the Golden Mount. Visitors will find several platforms on the way with large player bells where they can rest a bit. The great thing about this hike is that every visitor is rewarded by spectacular views of Bangkok from the top of the Golden Mount.