Golden Mount is a part of the Wat Saket temple compound just outside Bangkok’s old royal city precinct. It is a popular tourist attraction and one of the symbols of the capital. This artificial hill was formed after the collapse of a large pagoda structure. Its wide stairway now spirals up and around the mount’s sides. A terrace atop the mount affords 360-degree views of Bangkok.
If you visit Bangkok during Loy Krathong festival in November, don’t miss the temple’s annual fair, which includes a candlelight procession snaking its way up the mount in early-evening hours.
Wat Saket temple is open every day from 8.00 am. to 5.00 pm. You can get there by taxi from Novotel Bangkok Silom Road in about 30 minutes.