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Day 2

5. The Golden Mount Wat Saket

The sound of chanting monks and bells ring softly in our ears, urging us to take the next step up the staircase to the mighty Golden Mount Temple in Bangkok.

Climbing Golden Mount Bangkok 344 steps to the Golden Mount It is a sunny afternoon as we set off up the broad concrete staircase that cut through the hanging trees covering this odd and unique hill in the middle of old town Bangkok.Despite its 344 steps the climb is fairly easy as the path gently spirals its way to the top.

5. Phera Sumen Fort

By the mid-19th century, Rattanakosin's walled city had become overcrowded, and King Mongkut (Rama IV) ordered the construction of Phadung Krung Kasem Canal in order to expand the city limits. Eight new forts were built in 1852 to guard the new boundary: seven along the canal, and one on the opposite bank of the river to the canal's mouth. Defensive walls, outdated by then, were no longer built. Phra Sumen Fort is the northernmost of Rattanakosin's original forts, located at the mouth of Khlong Rop Krung (the moat) where it meets the river, today the corner of Phra Sumen and Phra Athit Roads.

The Democracy Monument is a public monument in the center of Bangkok, capital of Thailand. The Democracy Monument in Ratchadamnoen Avenue was erected in 1939 to commemorate the 24 June 1932 coup. That was the year when the People's Party led by Pridi Banomyong and the military faction under Phibun Songkhram staged a coup that changed the face of Thai politics for years to come.

Loha Prasat, which means iron castle or iron monastery (โลหะปราสาท), is composed of five towers, of which the outer, middle and the center towers contain large black iron spires. The 37 virtues that are required to reach enlightenment are signified by 37 golden spires. The 36-meter-high (118 ft) multi-tiered structure consists of 3 levels, the bottom one has 24 spires, the middle one 12 and the top level has 1 spire.

The design of Loha Prasat almost appears Burmese, but in fact this is a copy of old Buddhist design found in Sri Lanka. In the early nineteenth century, it was begun construct by King Rama III.

4. The Democracy Monument

Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin is a pavilion or residence for the king when his majesty go out to meet the Royal visitor. The Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin was built in 1989 as a structure for the king to welcome dignitaries and royal visitors. It is in a park-like setting along. Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin is one of tourist spot in Bangkok along side of Ratchadamnoen Avenue, near by Democracy Monument.

Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin is a pavilion or residence for the king when his majesty go out to meet the Royal visitor. It was built in 1989 instead Salachalermthai. In addition, there is King Rama III Royal Monument in this area, too.

3 Loha Prasat:

Total 18 such forts are built by Rama - I to save Bangkok City. Dating back to the late 18th century, whitewashed Mahakan Fort is one of two surviving citadels that defended the old walled city. The octagonal fort is a picturesque, if brief and hot, stop en route to Golden Mount, but the neighbouring village is more interesting.

2. Royal Pavilion

This is part 9 of of Thailand Series, I am taking you on a Boat Ride Experience, where I paid noting for a ride of 1 hour 30 minutes. Its an unique and lifetime experience which I suggest everyone must have while their trip to Bangkok and Thailand. You will be surprised to know that Thailand has more than 2000 kilometers of water routes within cities.

The Golden Mount Wat Saket (The Golden Mount Temple):

While searching for Emerald Buddha Temple and during my efforts to save money on travelling and also while having a effort to spend more time experiencing the boat ride with locals, I discovered this temple, which made me amazed with its first look itself. This is so much beautiful and well maintained that everyone needs to visit this.

If you are staying at Khaosan Road, these places which I am going to share with you in this video, as well as in the descriptions of 9th episodes of Thailand series, you will find that on a walking distance from Khaosan road itself.

Below is the list of the places which are very closes to Khaosan Road.

1. Mahakan Fort

2. Royal Pavilion

3. Loha Prasat

4. Democracy Monument

5. Phera Sumen Fort

6. The Golden Mount Wat Saket

7. Few more such places

Sharing below some information which I have taken from Internet for your quick reference:

1. Mahakan Fort: