The first time I have been to Wat Saket was six years ago with my husband (boyfriend that time). We explore the area and love it! Yesterday, I did explore with my Filipina friend Brenda and enjoy the area. There is no BTS near by the temple so what I recommend for you to do is take the metered taxi from your hotel/apartment and go from there. I thought about taking the BTS (skytrain) from our location which is the Chong Nonsi and get off to National Stadium and take the tuk – tuk or even taxi from there but I was lazy to walk to the BTS station yesterday that’s why my friend and I took the taxi from our apartment. It took as 30 minutes to get there because of Bangkok’s traffic!
A little bit of story of Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) it is used to be the tallest structure in Bangkok and used to cremate deceased poor people here because they can’t afford a funeral for their loved ones.
Now in order for you to get to the top and see the golden stupa you have to walk 318 steps. Yeah it’s a lot of steps but you know what when you get to the top it’s all worth it! You will get to see a panoramic view of Bangkok 🙂 . While walking through these steps you will notice a lot of bells hanging, you can ring them for good luck! 🙂 I did few times and I’m not sure if I did it the right way lol. After you walk through the 318 steps don’t worry if you are want to take a break you can stop and seat on the bench. There is a small store that sell refreshments including ice cream! Yeah ice cream! 🙂 🙂 🙂 But before you climb at the very top you have to see the small shrine inside the temple. Before you come in to the shrine you need to take off your shoes like every temple you go you have to take your shoes off! There are four doorway and each doorway have a small buddha statue carrying some sort of scarf and each buddha carry a different color of scarfs I’m not quite what is the symbols of each colors.
Once you see the small buddhas then you have to climb a small stairway again to get to the top level to see the stupa and the view of Bangkok! It’s all worth it once you get to the top. My friend and I never want to go home after seeing the view because it’s very beautiful! We took a lot of pictures up there and good thing I brought my selfie stick and some of the lenses that I purchase for my phone. It’s all worth it!
The temple is open daily from 8 am – 5 pm and it’s free admission. They said you have to pay 10 baht to get to the top but I never see anybody paying. I see people buying some candles, incense, and lotus flowers to pray to the reclining buddha.
The location is Chakkraphatdiphong Road, Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand.
Over all that day was full of fun and good thing it’s not very hot! 🙂
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