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Wat Saket, Bangkok

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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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  • I was told about this place by a taxi driver, so decided to give it a visit. It's only a few kms from the Khao San road area, so won't cost too much in a taxi/tuk tuk. There's 326 steps to get to....  more
    I was told about this place by a taxi driver, so decided to give it a visit. It's only a few kms from the Khao San road area, so won't cost too much in a taxi/tuk tuk. There's 326 steps to get to....  more »
  • I feel the vibrate at the first step I arrived in this temple. I love the step walk around the temple to get into the altar. 
    I feel the vibrate at the first step I arrived in this temple. I love the step walk around the temple to get into the altar.  more »
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  • A beautiful way to experience an amazing Buddhist temple. The climb up is a bit of a challenge but there are places to rest. As you approach the top you get the chance to ring bells and and strike an enormous gong! The way down is easy and musical with many more bells to ring. Don't forget to visit Lucky Buddha and buy your lottery tickets before you leave!
  • It is a little walk up to the top, but it is a beautiful sight up there. Lots of good photo opportunities and these calming vibes. Usually not super busy and has a calm atmosphere. I would recommend going in the morning to stay cool. The walk up is staired. but is not small. Has fun and cool bells along the walkway.

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