Have a drink at a bar on the heights with a breathtaking view of Bangkok, no problem. Thailand’s tallest skyscraper, the King Power Mahanakhon where the 360-degree rooftop observation reaching 314 meters has just opened its doors to the public. A good dose of adrenaline assured.
The building was purchased by the King Power Group in April 2018, resulting in the name change from MahaNakhon to King Power MahaNakhon. Mr. Vichai, owner of King Power (named after the country’s revered former king, Bhumibol Adulyadej), Thailand’s leading duty-free shop operator and football club in Leicester City, recently died in a helicopter accident.
The skywalks are located on the 74th, 75th, and 78th floors. An indoor observation terrace on the 74th floor offers an augmented reality view of Bangkok’s tourist attractions and all this in less than a minute by the high-speed lift. A glass elevator on the 75th floor leads to the rooftop.
Skywalk, One of the World’s Largest Glass Tray Floors and a Bar
But the highlight is one of the world’s largest skywalk glass, a transparent floor for a breathtaking view and if you feel dizzy, refrain from looking down. Fears of heights, honestly I ventured 30 seconds maximum, I don’t know how I looked like, but I wasn’t at my best, never again! thank you. A few steps and you’ll find yourself at the peak, a platform that offers a 360-degree view. To recover from these strong emotions, it is well worth a drink on the 78th floor, the highest rooftop bar in Thailand.
King Power Mahanakhon opened in 2016 and became the highest skyscraper, 10 meters higher than the Baiyoke tower 2. But for how long? it could lose this title depending on whether the Super Tower Rama IX at 615 meters will be finished or not.
Fee. 765 baht until Jan 31, 2019, and then will be divided into two, 850 baht for the Skywalk tickets to the 74th floor, and the three floors, 74th, 75th and 78, 1050 baht
Open every day from 10.00 to midnight
To Get There
BTS Chong Nonsi, exit 3