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. This set of 3 panoramas was shot during and after sunset from the top of the Baiyoke Tower II. 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 viewing platform (my favourite) that slowly turns on its own.
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 is the most spectacular view you will ever get of Bangkok, and you will be amazed for sure at how sprawling this city is.
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