The Golden Mount, April 2015. There are more temples in Thailand than you can shake a stick at. With over a thousand structures peppered around Bangkok alone, it can be tricky deciding which ones are particularly worthy of your time. One temple that should definitely make the cut is Wat Saket. Dating back to the Ayutthaya era, this is one of the city’s most ancient temples and is best known for its 80-meter hill The Golden Mount.
The Golden Mount, April 2015. A short ten- minute climb up the hill brings you to an open balcony and the mount’s famous gilded stupa. The shrine is packed with visitors daily and is said to contain relics of Buddha brought over from India.
The Golden Mount, April 2015. On the day of my visit there was a lone line of worshippers bringing gifts for the monks. These guys were carrying trays of orange robes, topped with yellow flower necklaces.
For more on my discoveries in the Thai capital, check out my Top 5s on Bangkok Snake Farm, Chatuchak Market, Jim Thompson House, Khao San Road, Lumpini Park, Songkran, The Ghost Tower, The Grand Palace and Wat Pho.