MahaNakhon SkyWalk Sits Atop Thailand’s 2nd Tallest Building

Bangkok has everything Singaporeans love about a city — night markets, hipster cafés, and most importantly, budget shopping.

But for a place that has so much to offer, it’s sorely missing something that’s present in most metropolitan cities — the go-to spot for a 360° panoramic view of the city.

Lucky for us, that’s no longer the case. The MahaNakhon SkyWalk is a 78-storey high experience that will acrophiles and avid thrill-seekers will love.

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King Power MahaNakhon building opened the doors to its latest attraction on Friday (16 Nov). Here is what’s in store for the brave travellers who dare to make the journey to the top.

Walk amongst the clouds on the 78th floor

Perched atop the second tallest building in Bangkok, the MahaNakhon SkyWalk isn’t for the faint of heart. But we’re sure a pilgrimage to the summit will well be worth the trip.

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The SkyWalk comprises of 3 levels on the 74th, 75th, and 78th floor.

Daredevils seeking the best view can consider breezing past the lower floors and heading straight to the top.

There, you’ll find this glass-bottomed observation deck that allows visitors to experience how it feels to be suspended 314 metres from the ground.

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If you’re deathly afraid of heights, it’s probably best not to stray too far from the edge.

Rooftop bar with craft beer & cocktails

All that vertigo getting you thirsty? There’s a fabulous rooftop bar on the 78th floor which boasts a huge collection of cocktails and beers.

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We recommend going for their signature white ale — the perfect way to beat the pesky monsoon humidity that Bangkok is famous for.

Heading up at around 5.30pm with your loved ones will give you a glimpse of a stunning sunset.

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A fitting backdrop for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Boyfriends, you know the drill.

Night view’s even better

If you think that’s all, it only gets better at night.

Stay past 7pm to watch every building in Bangkok put on a mesmerising light show just for you.

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The building’s cylindrical elevator is also encircled by a stairway that takes on an ethereal glow in the dark of the night.

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A worthy stairway to heaven in the City of Angels.

Fancy a challenge?

Here’s something fun you can do while you’re up on the SkyWalk — challenge your friends to see who can stare down the glass panel for the longest time.

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Last one standing gets free coconut ice cream from Chatuchak.

Indoor observation deck

Consider visiting the indoor observation gallery on the 74th floor at a fraction of the price, especially if setting foot on the glass viewing deck isn’t your cup of tea.

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Don’t worry, paying less doesn’t mean your view is compromised.

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Staying indoors in the air-conditioned gallery will also save you from the notorious Bangkok heat.

Vintage-themed merch

You can head down to the souvenir store to pick up some cool merch after your ‘perilous’ walk.

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Tote bags, post cards and quirky keychains would make wonderful gifts for your friends back home.

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But our clear favourite by a country mile is definitely this understated white T-shirt.

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2-min walk from BTS station

Have we succeeded in piquing your interest? Well, here’s how to get to the MahaNakhon Skywalk.

Travelling by BTS:

  1. Alight at the Chong Nonsi BTS Station (on the Silom Line)
  2. Head towards Exit 3 and walk straight for 2 minutes

Address: 114 Narathiwas Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Opening hours: 
10-12am, daily. (Last admission at 11pm)
Prices:
74th floor: Adult – S$35.40, Child/Senior – S$10.40
74th floor + Rooftop: Adult – S$43.75, Child/Senior – S$18.75

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Book your tickets: King Power Mahanakhon Building

We’ll see you at the man-made summit, hopefully in one piece!

Featured image from Chakorn Sirisuwansit on Facebook and King Power Mahanakhon on Facebook.