This landmark, on the only hill in Bangkok, is of great significance for followers of Buddhism. Enshrined in the pagoda on the top of the Golden Mount is the Buddha relics that India gave to Siam in the reign of King Rama V.
The 100 meter high Golden Mount is on a man-made hill with a diameter of 500 meters. Originally, there was a small bell-shaped stupa on this site but after it collapsed, King Rama III commissioned the construction of a much larger one which was completed in the reign of King Rama V.
It takes 344 stairs to get to the top. This may be a bit of a challenge with our tropical climate but your effort will be kindly rewarded with a great view over the old city.