Wat Saket and the Golden Mount
1344 Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Phone: 66 2 621 2280
Wat Saket was built outside of the former city walls in the late 18th-century in the reign of King Rama I. It served as the capital's crematorium, and throughout the next century became the dumping ground of over 60,000 plague victims who were too poor to afford a funeral. Wat Saket's major feature is the Golden Mount, an artificial hill dating from the early 19th-century.