Carnival at The Golden Mount, Bangkok


Wat Saket Bangkok Is Having A Festival With Carnival Games And Street Food

Images adapted from: @janiiz_zupercrazy, @nalinrat_na, @tour_de_piak, @p.sktc 

The Golden Mount is a prime attraction at Wat Saket, one of Bangkok’s oldest royal temples. Annually, the stupa atop the mountain will be wrapped in red cloth as a way to pay respects to Buddha. This has been practised for over a century!

Wat Saket Bangkok Is Having A Festival With Carnival Games And Street Food

You can climb the Golden Mount to pay respect to the stupa
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As a part of the celebration, a night fair will be held around the Golden Mount’s base for 10 days and nights as a secular way to celebrate this sacred event.

This year, the event is held from now till 13th November 2019. And while you’re able to visit the stupa during both day and night time, the night market starts from 4pm to midnight with free entry.


Try local food stalls and games


At the fair, you can expect to see a huge crowd forming queues at food stalls selling all sorts of delicious snacks like Thai crepes, popcorn, grilled meatballs, hoi tod (crispy mussel omelette), and many more.

Wat Saket Bangkok Is Having A Festival With Carnival Games And Street Food

Hoi tod, braised pork, and grilled meatballs on sticks
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Once you’re done eating, jump on a colourful Ferris wheel with your special someone to enjoy a clearer view of the Golden Mount together. Kids will love this for sure!

Wat Saket Bangkok Is Having A Festival With Carnival Games And Street Food

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Wat Saket Bangkok Is Having A Festival With Carnival Games And Street Food
Lots of fun carnival games – there’s even a haunted house!
Images adapted from: @tour_de_piak, @p.sktc 

If you’re feeling lucky, go for a round or two at the carnival games present at the festival to try your luck at winning a cute doll. Or, get to know more about Thai ghosts by visiting the festival’s haunted house


Experience this lesser-known Thai festival


If you find yourself in Bangkok during this time, don’t forget to visit Wat Saket and have fun alongside the locals at this night fair!

Wat Saket (Phukhao Thong)
Address: 344 Chakkraphatdi Phong Road, Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100
Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from Sam Yot MRT station by foot


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Event Information
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Date:
04 - 13 Nov 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Things to note:

Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from Sam Yot MRT station by foot