Bangkok’s most iconic skyscraper is topped by an observation deck and the terrifying-but-irresistible Skywalk -- a glass floor that gives you a chilling sensation of floating above the city. It also has a bar, but the main reason for a visit is the 360-degree panorama of the Thai capital.
See the Mahanakhon Tower visitor’s guide.
Although the Baiyoke Tower is no longer Bangkok’s tallest building, it’s still home to one of the world’s highest hotels (the Baiyoke Sky Hotel) and one of the Thai capital’s most spectacular observation decks. Open from 10am to 10:30pm, it’s found on the 77th floor, and includes a restaurant, in case you want to lunch or dine with a view. On the 84th floor is a revolving deck for even more marvelous views. Book your spot in advance here:
-Baiyoke Sky Observation Deck Tickets with Lunch / Dinner
-Baiyoke Sky Revolving Observation Deck Tickets with Lunch/ Dinner & Transfers
Located on the riverfront, facing downtown Bangkok, this shopping and entertainment complex offers some of the best views of the city’s skyline. Reached by boat, it features a public pier where everyone stops to pose for photos.
For complete details, see the ICONSIAM visitor’s guide.
A man-made hill was topped with a golden temple in the 1700s and remains one of the best spots to go for a panoramic view of Bangkok. From here you can see downtown’s skyscrapers in the distance, and overlook the Old City’s temples and architecture.
See the Golden Mount visitor’s guide.
Rooftop Bars and Pools
A sunset drink or nights of cocktails at the top of the tallest buildings is a must-do in Bangkok. The views can’t be beat anywhere else in the world, and no matter how many photos you see before you go, you’ll still be blown away by the breathtaking panoramas when you arrive. And if that’s not enough, many hotels feature rooftop pools overlooking the city.
See the guide to the best rooftop bars and the best hotels with pool in Bangkok.