Nestled in amongst the bustling city of Bangkok, is a hidden gem of peace and tranquility, where ancient traditions are still practiced. This treasure is called the Golden Mountain.

Perched atop a lush green hill, the Golden Mountain, also known as Wat Saket, is an enchanting temple that offers breathtaking panoramic views of Bangkok.

Things to See and Do at The Golden Mountain in Bangkok

As you explore the temple complex, you can uncover hidden treasures, such as ancient statues, intricate murals, and ornate architecture.

The Shrine Hall

The Shrine Hall is an exquisite sanctuary that offers tranquility and spiritual reverence. As you enter through its ornate doors, a hushed aura washes over you, inviting introspection and contemplation.


This serene resting place holds a poignant story from the late 18th century, as it houses the ashes of numerous plague victims.

Visit During Loy Krathong Festival

The event features a candlelight procession from Phu Khao Thong to the chedi where the relic of the buddha lies, which will be wrapped in a long red cloth acting as a robe.

How to Get to The Golden Mountain?

To reach this iconic landmark, you must first head to the Old Town of Bangkok, which is reachable by metro, at stop Sam Yot and then walking for 20 minutes.

Alternatively, you can take a water taxi which navigates Bangkok’s canals. There is a water taxi that runs along the Chao Phraya River and stops in the old town.

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