What is the Golden Mountain in Bangkok?
The Golden Mountain Bangkok (or Wat Saket Bangkok to the locals) is a historic temple that sits on top of a steep hill overlooking the beautiful surrounding area. This temple stands out from other temples thanks to its stunning golden structure that takes the breath away of all who visit it – children and parents alike!
Why should I visit the Wat Saket?
If the beautiful structure itself isn’t enough to make you want to visit already, then the journey to the top surely will. 344 steps carry you up to the temple from the bottom of the hill, but don’t worry if you’re easily tired or travelling with little ones, there are plenty of benches along the way, and even a little café’ to stop at that is perfect for picking up any refreshments.
But what about the children?
Well, children (and most adults if we’re being honest with ourselves) will be kept entertained on their climb to the temple by dozens of funny little statues along the way that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. You could even turn it in to a fun game, challenging each other to see who can spot the most statues first.
The quiet atmosphere is another reason why you should visit. Even the most hyperactive children will be unable to stop themselves from calming instantly at the sight of the monks chanting, or in silent prayer. Listening to the sound of them ringing giant bells to bring good luck is a special treat too that you should stick around to listen to.
Spectacular View from the top
Once at the top, you’ll be able to experience real panoramic views of the city, making you feel as though you are on top of the world. You’ll be delighted by the look of wonder and surprise on your children’s faces as they take in the amazing sights too. You’ll also find even more impressive figures at the top of the hill for your children to discover, in the form of animal figures representing the Chinese Zodiac Years. Your little ones will love spotting all of them and talking about the animals with you.
How can I visit?
Finding the Golden Mountain in Bangkok won’t be difficult, as it is still the highest point in its surrounding area today. Other than just looking out for its unmissable Golden Mount stretching 78 meters into the air, you can ask any local for Wat Saket and head towards it.
However, a day filled with family fun and fascinating street food is easy to find for around $70 per person, you’ll be able to join a tour that will take you not only to the Golden Mountain, but many other exciting places in Bangkok, so you don’t miss out on any of the key sights. Better yet, signing up to one of these packages means all of the stress is taken out of the day – you’ll be picked up from your hotel and transported around the city so you can enjoy everything without having to worry about missing a thing!
The Golden Mountain in Bangkok is one of the most beautiful sights in the city, and it’s perfect for the whole family! So why wait any longer, consider making this your next family trip!