Wat Saket - The Golden Mount Temple

Visitor's Guide

The Golden Mount, Bangkok

The Golden Mount, topped by the Wat Saket temple.

In the late 1700s, a man-made hill was topped with a temple with a distinctive golden tower, offering a panoramic view of Bangkok, taking in many of the city’s major monuments, like the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.

Wat Saket, Bangkok

The Buddha image in Wat Saket

Although it’s now dwarfed by high-rises, it was one of Bangkok’s highest points until the mid-20th century. It represents the mythical Mount Meru, and is believed to hold relics of the Buddha, given to King Rama V by the Viceroy of India. The top is reached via a circular staircase, leading to a revered Buddha image.

If you visit in November, you may catch an annual candle procession at the foot of the monument.

Golden Mount, Bangkok

View over Bangkok from the top of the Golden Mount

Visitor's Guide

Opening times: 7:30am-5:30pm
Tickets: 50 baht

How to get to Wat Saket

There is no BTS Skytrain or MRT subway station within reasonable walking distance of Wat Saket. It's about a 20-minute walk from the Grand Palace. Just a few steps away is the Loha Prasat monastery.

Golden Mount, Bangkok

One of the many images encountered on the way to Wat Saket, the temple at the top of the Golden Mount.