Golden Mount


A well-known landmark, the towering gold chedi of Wat Saket was once the highest point in Bangkok.  Built during the Ayutthaya era, it was restored by King Rama I, almost 250 years ago.  Then Rama III built the first chedi on the temple grounds but it collapsed, so he built small mount of dirt and dirt to support it.  During the reign of King Rama V, he shored the hill and built the chedi that still stands today.  This is the landmark closest to my old neighborhood.


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