Wat Saket, or Golden Mountain is actually just another Buddhist temple in Bangkok. There is no connection whatsoever to a physical form as mountain, moreover a gold one. From what I read here, the mountain look comes from a concrete wall built to prevent the hill – where a small chedi is located – from crumbling down. And the result is a golden chedi placed in a hill covered by concrete wall that resembles a golden mountain (well, at least that’s my interpretation).
I came to Wat Saket right after my visit to Wat Arun. Since I was afraid that I wouldn’t have enough time to reach Wat Saket by foot (I was thinking to get there by walking at first), I then took the tuk-tuk, motorized kind of rickshaw you can find in Bangkok. After a bit argument about the fee with the driver, we finally agreed at the number 50 Baht. And according to the NapPark hostel’s staff, it was a fair price to get.
Well, I guess pictures will describe Wat Saket in a better way. Here you go: