Wat Phra Kaew & Thailand Temples

The most visited temple in Bangkok kingdom of Thailand.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Wat Saket and The Golden Mount in Bangkok

Wat Saket and The Golden Mount in bangkokWat Saket is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, was built by King Rama I in the late 18th century. The first Golden Mount was built by King Rama III but the soft soil led to its collapse. The Golden Mount which is seen today, created by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).

Wat Saket is major feature is the Golden Mount, dating from the 1800s, which overlooks Ratchadamnoen Avenue. The golden chedi houses relics of Lord Buddha and offers a panoramic view of historic Bangkok.

Admission to Wat Saket is free except for the final approach to the Golden Mountain summit; which costs 10 Baht.

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