Sunday, 22 February 2009

Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร

Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan ( วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร, usually short Wat Saket) is a Buddhist temple in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, Bangkok, Thailand.

The temple dates back to Ayutthaya era, when it was called Wat Sakae. King Rama I renovated the temple and renamed it to Wat Saket. During the reign of King Rama III the Chedi Phu Khao Thong (Golden mountain, ภูเขาทอง) was added to the temple. It was finished under King Rama V and then named Suwannabanphot.

This monastery hosts the splendid Golden Mount where relics of the Buddha are enshrined. Around 78 metres high, this landmark is surmounted by a golden pagoda.

If you pray for security and prosper in life, visit the sacred compound.

Opening hours:08.30-17.30 hrs.
Admission to the tap of the Golden Mount:Bath 10

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