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Wat Sraket Ratchaworamahawihan (The Golden Mount)
Wat Sraket Ratchaworamahawihan (The Golden Mount) is located outside the new city walls on the bank where the Mahanak canal merges with the Banglampu canal. The temple dates back to the Ayutthaya era, when it was called Wat Sakae. King Rama I commissioned the renovation of the temple and renamed it to Wat Saket. The construction of the 77 metre tall Ayutthaya-style Golden Mount, located in Wat Sakets compound, began during the reign of King Rama III and did not finish until the reign of King Rama V, who gave the Mount its official name Suvarna Banpot. The Buddha relic was enshrined in the pagoda on top of the Golden Mount. The Buddha relic was said to have been found in Kabilapat in Nepal with the inscribed emblem of the Sakaya dynasty. At a later date, Prince Prurtsadang,
who was undertaking a period of monkhood in India, persuaded the Indian government to present more Buddha relics to King Rama V in appreciation for the latter being the only Buddhist king in the region. The relics, presented by Marquis Curzon, the British Viceroy of India, were enshrined on top of the Golden Mount. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Bangkok from the top of the Mount.

Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 hrs.- 18.00 hrs.
Admission Fee : Free of charge for Thais and 20 baht for foreigners
For more information, call : 0 2621 2280
How to Get There : SkyTrain to Ratchathewi Station (N1) (Sukhumvit Line). Take Exit 1 and upon exiting turn around and walk straight ahead 200 m. to Khlong Saen Seab. Catch Long tail boat from pier directly to Phan Fha Pier at Wat Saket. Or from the Grand Palace or Wat Suthat, take public transport to cornor of Maha Chai and Ratchadamnern Klang Rd.
Source : Travel Information and Travel Facilities, the Tourism Authority of Thailand