Wat Saket is the home to Wat Pu Kow Tong. It is a fascinating structure, and
the mound rises from the ground 59.78 meters. The temple surrounding the
Golden Mount has been around since the Ayuthia period, but the Golden Mount
was begun in the period of Rama III, and has been reconstructed many times
since.  The mount fell over at one point, and later, it was damaged by bombing
in the second world war.  Because of its height, the view is spectacular from
the top.

There is now winding, circular stairs that rise to the top of the structure. Along
the way, there are thousands of bells, which people ring as they pass.
The temples in Thailand are amazing, have
consistent themes, but yet are quite
different in feeling and expression. There
are so many beautiful Buddhist temples in
every province in Thailand.  
Wat Pu Kow Tong
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Wat Pu Kow Tong (Temple of the Golden Mount)
The view of Bangkok from the
top of the Golden Mount is
great. and In all directions
there is something that is
recognizable..
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on the photos left or right to go
to a thumbnail gallery of the
views from the top.
Photo right, the chedi
on top of the Temple
of the Golden Mount.
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photo for thumbnail
galleries of the
golden chedi.
Photo above, people praying at the temple
Photo right, some of
the thousand some
bells around Wat Pu
Kow Tong.  
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here for on the
photograph to the
right for a thumbnail
gallery of the bells at
the Temple of the
Golden Mount.
The monks at Wat Pu Kow
Tong are very friendly and
welcoming. Image right,
some monks ascending
the staircase.
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on the photo to go to a
thumbnail gallery of the
monks at Wat Pu Kow Tong.
Inside the chedi (pagoda) there is a
golden structure that people can
place gold leaf. It is reported that
some bone fragments of the Lord
Buddha are actually enshrined in the
chedi inside.
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photo to go to the thumbnail gallery
of the chedi inside.
The Buddha images at Wat
Pu Kow Tong are varied
with many styles.   
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here or on the photo to go
to a thumbnail gallery of
the Buddha images at Wat
Pu Kow Tong.
The sights around Wat Pu
Kow Tong are many and
some dramatic.  For
example, the winding
staircase, the flags flying in
the breeze, the crypts
where there are memorials
for the decease, as well as
other temple structures.
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to go to a thumbnail gallery
of the sights at Wat Pu Kow
Tong.
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