Golden Mountain Temple Bangkok


Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, Bangkok, Thailand. The temple dates back to the Ayutthaya era when it was known as Wat Sakae. When Bangkok became the capital, King Rama I renovated the temple and gave it its present name.  Wat Saket, popularly known as the Golden Mount or ‘Phu Khao Thong’, is a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi. … Before beginning the climb, you will find an unusual cemetery built into the base of the Golden Mount. … Every year, Wat Saket hosts an enormous temple fair.  The Wat Saket just outside the old Rattanakosin Island area is one of Bangkok’s oldest temples dating back to the Ayutthaya era, which lasted until 1767