Wat Saket (Golden Mount)
318 Steps to the Top of Bangkok
The temple is at the bottom surrounded by circular stairs that lead up to the golden chedi and a spectacular view of the city of Bangkok from multiple directions. An artificial "hill" created by King Rama III in the mid-19th century the Golden Mount is a popular destination written up in many guidebooks. Space yourself between groups and you can still enjoy the opportunity to look out over the diversity of Bangkok's past and present across an ever expanding city. The most visited city in the world in 2012.
By Guy Munsch
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