At night, when the sky is dark and the air is cool, Bangkok is brightly lit with sparkling lights of the city and skyscrapers. Towering buildings of varied heights and shapes flashes attention-seeking lights that are too hard to be miss. Curves and twirls of mega-structure roads of the city will catch your eye glimpse. Even billboards bombarding in every city skyline hungers for your eyesight! It was a sight that is too much amazing to forget.
How about seeing Bangkok that way from the highest view deck of the city? How about seeing Bangkok from a bird’s eye view like having a view over the city? Or how much more when you can have a 360 degree view of Bangkok while enjoying music and chilled piña colada? Spectacular sight and amazing experience, isn’t it? That is what you will just experience when you reached the 360 degree revolving view deck of Baiyoke Sky Hotel towering over the city of Bangkok!
Baiyoke Sky Hotel dubs itself as Thailand’s tallest tower is located at the center of Ratchathewi, one of Bangkok’s busiest and tourist center district. The hotel is also located within the area of Pratunam Market making it one of the must-visit spot in the area for Bangkok visitors. It boasts 658 rooms including suites that promise each room in its three zones will have a magnificent panoramic view over the Bangkok skyline. The Standard Zone (22nd - 45th floors) guarantees a wonderful Bangkok in a glimpse of sunny dazzling city by day and a glittering city lights at night. The Sky Zone (46th – 63rd floors) promises to provide an incredible view of City of Angels while being in spacious and comfortable rooms from magical sunrise to lingering sunset of indefinable aura of the graceful city. The last zone is Space Zone (64th – 74th floors) where the highest and most spectacular rooms are located as guests will have an experience of being in the “top of the capital” because of the magnificence of the glamorous view of the kingdom and its gorgeous skyline. I’m sure any zone of Baiyoke Sky Hotel that guests will choose to stay will definitely have a luxurious experience because of this magnificent panoramic view of Bangkok.
|The City of Angels by morning.|
|Bangkok before it all burst in light at night time.|
|A "Welcome" landmark ay Observation Deck of 77th Floor.|
While some find that seeing the view of Bangkok’s skyscrapers is enough. Others enjoyed it the most while having dinner or lunch with family and friends. This is what visitor’s should not miss in Bangkok Sky Restaurant located at 76th and 78th Floor of the tower. Diners will definitely have an awesome experience while having a buffet dining of various cuisines amidst a panoramic view of Bangkok from the wide windows. Visitors who choose to eat in the restaurant will have complimentary access to the Observation and Revolving view decks of Baiyoke Sky Hotel.
I know that my viewing of the
city doesn’t end up in Observation Deck of 77th floor, so together
with my companions we headed to the most exciting section of the tower included
in the ticket, the Revolving View Deck
at 84th floor. The view deck boast a 360 degree view of Bangkok
in open air while on the revolving platform that slowly moves you around to let
you savour the experience of having a sky view of the city.
|Traditional Thai mask used in theater plays on display.|
|Private nook section at 77th floor for reflective viewing of the city.|
|Locating the skyscrapers you are seeing...|
|Bangkok's most symbolic public transportation - Tuktuk!|
In this view deck, I got a view of Bangkok without glass barriers like in the other view decks of the tower except from the steel barricades that surround the whole platform for safety precautions as someone might fall there by accident or jump there to commit suicide. The revolving view deck is the best spot of the tower to fully appreciate a 360 degree view of Bangkok. It is not only fresh air that I breathe and the cool breeze of air that I feel in the Revolving View Deck but I see the an amazing sight of Bangkok brightly lit with sparkling lights of the city and bombarded with flashes of lights from the towering skyscrapers, huge billboards and curving twirl of highways that are all too hard to miss.
The slow movement of the
revolving platform let me enjoy the experience of viewing a 360 degree panorama
view of Bangkok from the sky. The sight
of Bangkok from the view deck literally made me feel what it is to be on the
“top of the capital.” Everything is glittering, flashing and sparkling. It was
a sight that is too much amazing to forget. I bet this magnificent view from
the deck is also best viewed during sunset time. This is definitely one
activity that visitors should not miss when in Bangkok!
|It's time to see Bangkok from the sky!|
|Lights of the city...|
|Color wheel tower - lights are changing colors time to time.|
|Everything is glittering, flashing and sparkling.|
|A graceful aura of the kingdom from the sky...|
|The view of Bangkok from my eyesight as I relax and listen to the crooning music of Roof Top Bar and Music.|
|Spending last night in Bangkok with a piña colada...|
360 degree of Bangkok from the Sky is part of my Thailand's Amazing Smiles series where I share my wonderful trip to the land of amazing smiles last October 25-28, 2011. For a helpful trip to Bangkok visit Bangkok for Visitors website for more information. You might also like the other parts of the series:
- Exploring Bangkok on a Tuktuk
- Everything is Gold in Bangkok
- A Bowl of Thailand
- Bangkok by Boat
- The Charming Canals of Ratchaburi
- The Royal Orchids of Thailand
- Siam Elephant Encounter made me Smile
- Pratunam's Irresistible Bargains
- 360 Degree of Bangkok from the Sky
- Suvarnabhumi Airport: Thailand's mega-structure
Baiyoke Sky Hotel
222 Soi Ratchaprarop 3, Ratchaprarop Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Contacts: +66.2656.3456/+66.2656.3555 (Fax)
*This is not a paid article.