A new attraction on Thailand’s tallest tower, Mahanakhon, will terrify people suffering from acrophobia (fear of emptiness), Mahanakhon SkyWalk allows visitors to walk on a glass plate located at 314 meters high.
An attraction not to be missed if you have planned to visit Bangkok.
What is the Mahanakhon SkyWalk?
Located at the top of Thailand’s tallest completed building, the King Power Mahanakhon, it is an observation terrace and a bar on the roof at the height of 314 meters, offering a 360-degree view of Bangkok city.
The terrifying piece is in the form of a large glass floor, which protrudes from the edge of the building.
Before climbing on the platform, visitors must wear protective cloth boots over their shoes.
Some people hang out on the ground with confidence as they lower their eyes, others scream with horror and kneel.
Almost everyone takes a moment to land on the glass for a photo.
But even if you’re not brave enough to climb on the glass floor, the SkyWalk offers an incomparable view of the city, especially through the outdoor “Peak” stairs.
Video: Mahanakhon SkyWalk
Shortly before the end of the construction of the tower, thrill-seekers had come to film themselves in dangerous positions above the void.
Join the 74th floor in 50 seconds
The pleasure begins as soon as you enter the video theme elevator on the ground floor.
Visitors climb to the 74th floor in 50 seconds, while a video about Bangkok is shown on all four walls of the elevator.
From there, you enter the indoor observation platform, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view and interactive installations highlighting some of Bangkok’s main sites of interest.
A higher level is the mezzanine and the glass elevator boarding area, which takes visitors to the 78th floor, where the outdoor observation terrace is located.
The highest rooftop in Thailand
The bar offers a selection of cocktails, soft drinks, and beers, including their own Mahanakhon White Ale – a Belgian-style beer.
However, there are no seats.
Most visitors need a place to sit and walk up the stairs to the top.
A word of advice: go there around 4 pm, when the heat starts to fade.
Around 5:30 pm. Around sunset, the crowd begins to increase significantly – as does the queue for access to the glass floor.
Bangkok’s “pixel” building
King Power Mahanakhon is a mixed-use project worth nearly $1 billion.
Its completion in 2016 earned it the title of “Thailand’s tallest building,” eliminating the long-time titleholder Baiyoke Tower II, a 304-meter hotel in the Pratunam district, completed in 1997.
The main skyscraper in Mahanakhon has 78 floors. Floors 1 to 18 will include the King Power Hotel, which has not yet been opened.
Floors 23 to 73 are reserved for Ritz-Carlton residences – 209 residential units managed by The Ritz-Carlton.
The 73rd floor is where you will find the Sky Residences penthouses, which range in size from 125 to 844 square meters (two to five bedrooms).
Levels 74 to 78 are for the observatory/bar.
Mahanakhon CUBE, a separate building, located on the project site, is a high-end catering and restoration space that includes places such as Joël Robuchon’s Atelier and the flagship of Dean & DeLuca in Bangkok.
Pace Development Corporation created the building.
The Thai duty-free giant, King Power, which bought a large part of Mahanakhon’s assets this year.
It is therefore not surprising that SkyWalk visitors should walk through a large, tax-free King Power shopping area before leaving the ground floor attraction.
How to get to MahaNakhon
The easiest way is to go by subway via the BTS Chong Nonsi, in the Silom district.
Source: wtvr.com, photos: kingpowermahanakhon.co.th