May 24, 2011

Bangkok 360

It's becoming a tradition of sorts for me to visit the tallest building or structure of the city that I visited. The tradition continued when I visited Bangkok for the second time - I got the chance to visit and go up Baiyoke Towe II, the tallest building in Thailand.

Located in the Ratchathewi district, the building, which contains the Baiyole Sky Hotel (the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia) is 304 meters tall. The revolving observation deck, which offers a 360 degree view of downtown Bangkok, is in the 84th floor. There is also a public viewing area at the 77th floor.

A bar, called Rooftop, is located a floor below the revolving deck and is perfect for chilling out while admiring the Bangkok skyline.

How to Get there: Taking the BTS train, you may get off at Siam or Ratchathewi station and walk to the direction of the building. The supertall is not easy to miss. There is a 250 baht entrance fee to get to the observation deck, but it comes with a free drink at the Rooftop. 

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