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Mini Siam Pictures Page 6, Pattaya, Golden Mountain, Phu Khao Thong
Mini Siam Pictures Page 6, Pattaya, Golden Mountain, Phu Khao Thong
Mini Siam Pictures Page 6, Pattaya, Golden Mountain, Phu Khao Thong
Mini Siam Pictures Page 6, Pattaya, Golden Mountain, Phu Khao Thong

Above Model - Phu Khao Thong  - Golden mountain,  is a steep hill inside the Wat Saket compound. It is not a natural outcrop, but an artificial hill.


During the reign of King Rama III (1787 – 1851) the decision was made to build a Chedi of huge dimensions to add to the Wat Saket temple. However, the large Chedi collapsed during the construction process because the soft soil beneath would not support it. The resulting mud-and-brick hillock was left alone for about half a century, taking the shape of a natural hill and becoming overgrown with weeds. Since then it looked like a natural small mountain it received its name of Phu Khao at that time.

Finally under King Rama IV, a small Chedi was built on the hilltop. This smaller structure was finished under King Rama V (1853– 1910), when a Buddha relic from India was housed in the Chedi. In the 1940s the surrounding concrete walls were built to prevent the hill from eroding.

Mini Siam Pictures Page 6, Pattaya, Golden Mountain, Phu Khao Thong