Located on the 78th floor of Bangkok‘s new architectural landmark,, the Mahanakhon Skywalk is a glass tray perched in thin air, taking you 310 meters off the ground where the absolutely majestic view over the capital city at night beckons your attention from all sides.
Hosting the highest skywalk in the capital, King Power Mahanakhon appears to be a lego house on the outside with dramatic architecture that beckons the attention of anyone passing by.
Getting there by BTS is easy, and tickets are cheaper if you know where to get one. In this ultimate review, I’ll give you a heads-up about what to expect before you get there.
Where Is King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk Located?
The skywalk and observation deck stretches through three stories of the massive King Power Mahanakhon building, starting on the 74th floor and ending on the 78th.
If you go by BTS, get off at the Chong Nonsi Station, head out of Exit 3 and go straight following the sign that says “King Power Mahanakhon” for two minutes until you arrive at the ticket counter. Admiring this quirky yet marvelous pixel-like building is one of the most incredible things to do.
The entire glass skyscraper seems as if it’s twisting 360 degrees in motion, leaving you with an awe-inspiring photo to snag your camera away.
King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk Ticket
You can purchase the ticket on the counter if you haven’t planned to visit it ahead but I would advise snagging your tickets online via Klook at a cheaper rate. This way will grant you an E-voucher that you can display at the ticket counter upon your arrival in exchange for the physical tickets. Use it for access to the 74th floor to see the observation deck first or walk the Skywalk on the 78th floor.
74th Floor: Indoor Observation Deck
Friendly reminder: no food or drink is allowed into the venue. If you wish to keep your food with you and save it for later, there would be a small fee to use the lockers on the outside to keep it.
Once you’re ready, line up to pass the customs check and enter the elevator to the 74th floor, modernly equipped with dynamic visual effects with images and lights.
As soon as you get out, there will be a food vendor waiting outside. Now all their hassle trying to clear out the food in your pocket makes so much sense.
Ironically, the indoor observation deck was so quiet, and less foot traffic even when I came on a Sunday night. I consider this as a luxury since I could barely snag any picture on my own with the view elsewhere since they are all scrambled with people.
If you’re lucky, take time to enjoy the dazzling view over the Chao Phraya River, Sirocco Sky Bar, and IconSiam dispersed in the city lights. You can also visit a souvenir store on the way out.
78th Floor: Sky Bar and Skywalk
Take the elevator again to head to the 78th floor for the skywalk. Upon your arrival, upbeat electronic background music and a lightning effect are waiting to hypnotize your presence.
The Skywalk is perched in the middle of the sky. They also call it the glass tray, rising 310 meters above the ground. People stare, walk, sit, and drag their weight on the glass floor just to be in one with the marvelous city view underneath.
You will also be provided with bags to keep your belongings and leave them at the entrance. No cameras and phones are allowed into the space but pictures are allowed from across the barrier. Once you’re done, put your shoes on and enjoy a few moments at the seat by the stairs which belong to the bar. Someone will come over and hand you the menu. You can choose to order some drinks or not.
Experiencing the skywalk is like surfing on thin air. And apparently, the fainthearted may not be very fond of it but it’s still worth some dazzling moments soaking in the views at night.
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