Wat Saket - The Golden Mount



Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan is a Buddhist temple in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, BangkokThailand.
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. (ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Saket)
During it's construction, the chedi collapsed because of the soft soil of Bangkok that it cannot support its weight. 

Fee: 0 Baht, but some boxes are put near the entrance maybe for donations. We gave 20 Baht/person.
A miniature seen near the entrance.
Not that many. Seems a lot but the steps were tiny, could be considered 60 if you climbed normally.  Hehe.
Bells and gongs. Lot's of them in this temple. You can ring them. Nobody will tell you off . They are supposed to cast the evils away


The steps. 
More bells. 
The chedi at the rooftop. The statue seems small it is life size and there are 5 of them.


A view of another temple on top of Wat Saket.
One of the five life-size statues around the chedi.


HDR image or more bells. 


Another gong.


The place seems calming and relaxing just listening to the bells ringing, some caused by the wind. 


On top, you can view Bangkok at 360°

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