Wat Saket Ratchaworawihan (Phu Khao Thong)

Wat Saket Ratchaworawihan (Phu Khao Thong) in the middle of the capital Bangkok

Wat Saket Ratchaworawihan Or call another name “Phu Khao Thong Temple”, located outside the old Rattanakosin area of ​​Bangkok, is one of the oldest temples in the city. During the Ayutthaya period which lasted until 1767, this temple was called Sakae Temple. But according to the order of King Rama I, the temple was restored and changed its name to Sraket Temple, Wararamaram Temple

The structure of Wat Saket is different because 80 meters on a high mountain called Phu Khao Thong. (Referring to the Golden Mountain) at Wat Lak Thong Chedi (or Phra Stupa) that is located in this ‘mountain’, built from the ruins of the ruined chedi that was commissioned by King Rama III, used to be the highest point in Bangkok Phu Khao Thong is a place that is known and respected in Bangkok. Climbing up to the top of the mountain is a journey of more than 300 steps.

Near the base of the staircase is an unusual cemetery, cluttered with vines and trees, where the ashes of many plague victims in the late 18th century were buried in the base of the Golden Mount. Since the temple serves as the main crematorium during the darkest times in Bangkok’s history, cemeteries and neighborhoods became known as ‘Pratu Phai’.

Visitors will be treated. In many places of rest and viewpoints While climbing several steps to the top of the mountain

Upon reaching the peak of the process, visitors will receive a 360 degree view of Bangkok. To the west you can see the Emerald Buddha Temple in the Grand Palace. To the northwest you will see the Rama VI bridge with a golden suspension cable. Looking east, you will see a tower of Bangkok’s business district.

This place has amazing views across Bangkok. Lovely temples are happy to visit. And can watch the sunset for a better view

The temple hosts an annual festival in November, which is one week during Loi Krathong. During this time, the worship parade of the worshipers ascended the mountain and the golden pagoda covered with bright red cloth to mark the auspiciousness of the festival. Visiting the Saket Temple during this time is a rare opportunity that allows villagers and tourists to experience the decorative and lively atmosphere of the festival.

Wat Saket Ratchaworawihan (Phu Khao Thong) Open daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Admission: free, free
  • Entrance fee to the pagoda at the top of the mountain is 50 baht.

What you should be aware of when visiting Wat Saket:

  • Must have a polite costume Wat Saket is a Buddhist temple in Thailand and executives confirm that visitors are decorated with respect.
  • Men must wear long pants and short sleeves or long sleeves. (No sleeveless shirts or sleeveless shirts)
  • Women must wear a skirt or pants that protrude at least to the knee and should not wear a shirt that shows bare shoulders.
  • Visitors are allowed to take pictures in any area of ​​the building designated to be photographed.
  • During the annual Loi Krathong festival, the temple is crowded.

Location : 344 Boriphat Road, Ban Bat Subdistrict, Pom Prap Sattru Phai District Bangkok 10100 
Map coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/5xf9NCaPRcDn8u599