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The Wat Ratchanadda is a Royal temple best known for the Loha Prasat or Metal Castle, a very unique structure in the Bangkok skyline. In 1846 King Rama III ordered…More info
Wat Saket is best known for is its 80 meter high hill called “Golden Mount” and the huge gilded stupa on top of it. It was once the highest point in Bangkok.
The hill was created during the reign of King Rama III who ordered a large chedi to be build in the Wat Saket temple complex. During the construction however, the chedi collapsed because the soil it was standing on was too soft to support the weight. Years later King Rama IV had the hill reinforced and made higher with large numbers of logs to prevent the soil from sinking any further, and he had a small stupa build on top. In the 1940’s the hill was reinforced again using concrete.