Wat Saket (Golden Mount)

The Golden Mount is an easy walk from Khao San Road, and worth the trek. You pass the Democracy Monument along the way.

We had enough time the day we arrived to walk over to the Golden Mount, which is near where we stayed on Khao San road. A circle drive goes all the way around the Mount itself. 

The Mount is the ruins of an older temple and has many little caves and grottos. 

More traditional buildings surround it along the road. We were there in January and New Year decorations were still out. Some might also have been in preparation for Chinese New Year. 

We admired this texture on the concrete wall, and all the effort that must have gone into it. 

textured concrete

For a small fee you can climb the Golden Mount. We did not!