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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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  • The temple is adjacent to the pier via the sky, making it very convenient to travel. Measure the inside of the red light and go for a visit.
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  • A very nice temple, which you reach after more than 300 stairs. On the way up there are a lot of images, bells and a big gong hang. At the top, your eyes are blinded by the golden Chedi and you can enjoy a nice view of the city.
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