Shrine of Golden Mount - FURTHER INFORMATION
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At the top of the Golden Mount, underneath the large Chedi is a temple shrine. This is an active shrine and people are often praying before statues here. Whilst you can get good views over Bangkok from the shrine, visitors should proceed up the steep flight of narrow stairs found in one corner to the roof for clear panoramic views of Bangkok. The large golden chedi, for which Golden Mount is named, is on the roof.
Golden Mount is the remains of a large chedi that was being built by Rama III in the grounds of Wat Saket on ground too soft to sustain it. The chedi collapsed but, as it was a religious building, could not be destroyed. 50 years later Rama V erected the current chedi on the top of the mound and also built a shrine in which various statues and artifacts have been placed. Some believe that some of the Buddhas teeth are among the relics.
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