The Golden Mount – Wat Saket

There are many Buddist temples in Bangkok and at many of the most famous ones I have found these golden stupa (locally known as cheri). When the name is translated it literally means “heap” and a stupa contains Buddhist relics. With the full name of Wat Saket Ratcha Wore Maha Wihan (they like their long names here in Thailand), this temple on the top of a hill in the city dates back to the 18th century, but it was built on soft ground so it had to be rebuild years later.

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