Ready to climb to the tallest point of Thailand’s capital? Skywalk Bangkok is 78 floors atop the roof of the massive King Power Mahanakhon building and a view no traveler should miss. Here’s everything you need to know about the Bangkok Skywalk, and tips for how to have the best experience ever!
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5 Skywalk Bangkok Tips For Your First Visit
1. Use the TagThai App to Pre-Book Tickets
When planning your trip to King Power Mahanakhon be sure to check out the TAGTHAi app. At the time of our visit the app cost $27 USD which includes an entry ticket to the Bangkok Skywalk. However, with this one day Bangkok pass you’ll have access to boat rides, local meals, massages, and so many other fun activities!
That means by paying just a few dollars extra you can have a full day of exploring the city. Read all about our experience using TagThai here. Even if you just hit Skywalk Bangkok with one other additional item on the app then it’s beyond worth it.
For example, after our trip to the King Power Mahanakhon building we walked over to Baan Khanitha restaurant for a delicious meal. Then we headed to the Saffron Sky Garden at the Banyan Tree Hotel for rooftop sunset drinks… All of which were included in our day pass with TAGTHAi!
2. Check the Weather
Obviously, the whole reason to visit the tallest building in Bangkok is for the amazing views. So if you’re visiting on a rainy, cloudy, or even smoggy day then you probably won’t be able to see much!
Hopefully you get great weather on the day you’re planning for Skywalk Bangkok. Yet, if you have a few days in the city and can be flexible then it makes sense to go on the sunniest day.
On a clear afternoon you will have incredible 360 degree views over Bangkok. We couldn’t believe the buildings, rivers, and all around craziness for as far as the eye can see!
3. Explore the Different Floors of King Power Mahanakhon
When you get off the elevator of the Bangkok Skywalk you won’t actually be on the top floor. Instead, you will start a few floors down and work your way up!
Where we were dropped is filled with fun illustrations and different views of the city. This section was especially nice for families with kids. Also, know that the enclosed viewing area is always open no matter the weather.
4. Drinks at the Skywalk Bangkok Rooftop Bar
Want to have an ice cold beer or cocktail with the best view in town? Then it’s time to head up to the roof! Not only is there an enormous viewing platform, but it also doubles as the coolest rooftop bar in the city.
Grab a table or take your drinks to the stadium style seats to get more comfortable. Even if you don’t order anything this is the main area and very top of the King Power Mahanakhon building. Take some time to enjoy it!
5. Walking Out On the Bangkok Skywalk
So what exactly is the Bangkok Skywalk? Well, located at the top of the King Power Mahanakhon building isn’t just a traditional viewing platform.
On one end of the top floor you can walk out over the glass panel that shows the drop down 78 stories below! For those who dare, you can slip on the fabric over your shoes and step out onto the see through floor.
Have any questions about the King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk or want to share any tips from your own visit? Let us know in the comments!
Brigitte & Jake
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Where to Stay in Bangkok
Ultra Luxury – JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok – Enjoy all the best luxury amenities right in the heart of Bangkok! JW Marriott offers the 5 star experience with a spa, epic city views, and an award-winning steakhouse.
Central Location – Riva Surya Bangkok – Sitting along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this boutique hotel puts you in the perfect spot to explore the capital. Enjoy a unique stay while still being close to all the action of Bangkok.
BTS Skytrain – Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam – Sitting in the center of Bangkok’s famous Siam shopping district, the Holiday Inn is a great place to lay your head after a day of exploring. Take in the views of the National Stadium from your room and its convenient location next to the BTS Skytrain station.
Chinatown – Ago Hotel – Charming Boutique hotel just a quick walk away from all the action of Chinatown! Enjoy a traditional breakfast and the lively lounge area with music on the weekends.
Budget Travel – VIX Bangkok at Victory Monument – Awesome and affordable option for travelers visiting Bangkok. Comfortable rooms and close to many great food options.
Hostel Stay – Once Again Hostel – Fun hostel in Bangkok’s bustling Old Town. Dorms of all sizes available and it’s walking distance to many of the famous temples. You can even make some new friends at the rooftop bar!
Thailand Travel Planning
Transportation: While traveling through Thailand 12Go is where we find all our ferries, trains, buses, and transfers! You can find everything from island hopping speed boats to the night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Tours: Check out Get Your Guide to find activities all over Phuket! You can find everything from a James Bond island luxury sunset cruise, to Phuket Old Town 15-taster food adventure, and 5-hour island tour!
Flights: We always find our cheap flight deals using Skyscanner and Kayak. That’s how we found flights from Bangkok to Phuket for $12 USD, and Thailand to Vietnam for less than $50!
Accommodation: Compare multiple sites to get to the best deal such as Booking.com and Agoda! Also, Hostelworld should be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget.
Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without protection. We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years on the road and they are there when we need them.
Packing Lists: Find all the inspiration you need with our Amazon packing lists. Including our electronics and camera gear, must-have medical items, and long flight essentials!