After Hua Hin, I head back to Bangkok and stayed for a few days. I wanted to visit Bangkok’s newest and highest observation deck, Mahanakhon SkyWalk. Mahanakhon translates as “great metropolis”, a 78-story mixed-use development, home to the Ritz-Carlton Residence, King Power Retail and Duty-Free, and King Power Mahanakhon SkyWalk. At 314.2 meters, it was the tallest building in Bangkok until 2018 when Magnolias Waterfront Residences Iconsiam claims the title at 318 meters.
Plan your visit
- Take BTS Skytrain: King Power Mahanakhon is located next to Chong Nongsi station. Considering the traffic in the area, please take the BTS skytrain.
- Pack Light: There will be security screening before you enter the lift to the observatory. Do note that food or drinks (including mineral water) are not allowed. You are required to dispose it before joining the line.
- Purchase Ticket Online: Skip the line and get your ticket online. If you are planning to catch the sunset, allow additional time to undergo security screening.
Level 74 – Indoor Observation Deck
Southeast Asia’s fastest lift takes you directly to level 74 in less than a minute. The interior walls of the lift are covered with LED screens that lead you on a mesmerising journey through your way up.
360-degree panoramic views from the indoor observation deck.
Picture Perfect from Every Angle
Your trip to Mahanakhon is incomplete without getting Instagram-worthy pictures from the top of the city’s skyscrapers. From every angle you are standing, the observatory has the best Bangkok backdrop for your instagram feed.
View from the top.
Level 78 – Outdoor Observation Deck
Not for acrophobic, the world’s largest glass tray and Bangkok’s highest glass skywalk at the height of 310 meters is located on the level 78. The glass tray is made entirely out of crystallised glass. Visitors will be required to cover their shoes with a disposable shoe cover. No selfies allowed except at the dedicated photo taking area. You are also expected to keep all your loose items such as mobile phones and cameras before entering the glass tray.
DJs Line up at Thailand’s Highest Rooftop Bar
Enjoy live music and entertainments daily from 5.00pm onwards.
Enjoy a sunset moment with signature cocktails and champagne.
The Peak – Thailand’s Highest Outdoor Observation Area
At 314 meters, the Peak is the highest point of the outdoor observatory. Be seated on the steps and enjoy the epic panoramic views.
From the glistening golden rooftops of Wat Pho and the Grand Palace to the luscious trees in Bangkrachao (the Green Lungs of Bangkok) along the banks of the Chao Phraya river, on a clear day you will be able to spot all the highlights of Bangkok for miles around including the Gulf of Thailand.
Washroom with view
Before you head down to the lobby, be sure to visit the highest fully glass enclosed washroom!
Mahanakhon SkyWalk has become the city’s must-visit attraction. The ticket doesn’t come cheap. Access to the indoor and outdoor observatories for an adult ticket costs 880 baht (as of May 2020).
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