Golden Mountain or Golden Mount (technically Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan) is on a man-made hill in the center of Bangkok with a temple on the top. The internet sites say that it has 300 steps, but they are small and can often be taken two or three at a time. It seems like something we can handle.
Golden Mountain is a 15 minute walk away. After we pay our 50 bhat foreigner admission fee we begin our ascent. Yes, the stairs are easy to handle and the occasional platforms and shaded areas make the the climb easier. Along the way and at the top we have somewhat hazy views of the city of Bangkok.
After lunch we stop in the nearby Queen’s Museum for a 45 minute visit and then we’re back to the pier for the canal boat ride back. It’s been a fun adventure.