Probably The Best View of Bangkok
If like me you can’t resist a good bird’s eye view of the place you are visiting, here is the best one of Bangkok. The virtual tour above was shot during and after sunset from the top of the Baiyoke Tower II and is here to show you what kind of view you can expect.
With 309 m and 88 storeys, it is no less than the second tallest building in the Thai capital city (It was the tallest one until the MahaNakhon Tower opened in December 2016, a few metres taller).
Easily accessible next to the Ratchaprop station on the Airport Link line, the Baiyoke Tower is a popular attraction of Bangkok that can be easily forgotten as you are thinking of all these gorgeous temples you can’t wait to visit in the Royal Palace area. At the top of the tower, you will find an indoors viewing level with glass walls, and an outside revolving observation deck (my favourite).
If you were wondering how come some of my night panorama has some blurry parts, here you have the reason. Try shooting pictures of a super dark scene with no tripod on a moving platform! So I did my best by keeping the lens wide open and pumping up the ISO… for a quite acceptable result in the end.
In any case, do plan a couple of hours out of your day to enjoy this viewing deck, it’s more than worth it!
It doesn’t really matter whether you go during the day, for sunset or at night, I can tell you that at any time of the day the view is equally spectacular. You will be amazed for sure at how sprawling this city is.
For more information, don’t hesitate to visit their page.
Address: 222 Ratchaprarop Rd., Ratchathewi, Bangkok
GPS: 13°45’15″N, 100°32’25″E
Best way to go: Airport Link line, Ratchaprarop station
Entrance: 400 THB (about 12 USD)
Opening hours: 10 am – 2 am
Official website: baiyokehotel.com