My Pride, My Thai part 38: Baiyoke Sky†


One of the perhaps coolest rooftop-views in Bangkok is from the viewing platform on top of Baiyoke Sky Hotel towering above Pratunam market. They have been open for decades already, and are still open to visitors for a fee (currently THB200 including a welcome drink). The best time to visit is the last 30 minutes before sunset and the blue hour just afterwards. There is a revolving floor up there, but they could very well have switched off the shaking - and noisy - moving aluinium plates on the floor. It has no practical use in my opinion, other than making pictures shaky when the light disappears after sunset.†


To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 1: The Preparation†(opens in a new tab).†

To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 2: The flight†(opens in a new tab).†

To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 3: The arrival†(opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 4: The first morning (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 5: Big C (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 6: Bangkok (opens in a new tab). †

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 7: 200 THB to heaven (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 8: Bangkok - Ubon Ratchathani (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 9: Being a celebrity in Thailand (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 10: From Sisakhet to Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11: Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new †tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11-B: Coffee Love at Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 12: The long drive to see the King (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 13: Hua Hin Inbox (opens in a new window).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 14: Returning to Kanchanaburi (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 15: The luxurious resort (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 16: LiT Bangkok Hotel (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 17: Nearing the end (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 18: Departure for Norway (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 19: The two forgotten hotels (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 20: Back to work again… (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 21: The new dawn starts right here (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 22: The homecoming (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 23: A world away (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 24: Hello sir… (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 25: Prachuap Khiri Khan - Hua Hin (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 26:†Hua Hin - Bangkok via Had Chao Sam Ran beach (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 27: Coffee’s Love at Petchaburi (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 28: Ayutthaya (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 29: Returning to Sakon Nakhon again! (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 30: The very odd resort experience (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 31: How spicy do you like it? (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 32: Hua Chang Heritage Hotel (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 33: Kanchanaburi (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 34: Km38 (opens in a new †tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 35: Not for sale (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 36: Chatrium Riverside (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 37: Bangkok by night (opens in a new tab).

I think my first visit to this place was some time in the late 90’s, and yes, my goodness, the view has really changed over the years. Since my first visit, there are now an abundance of rooftop bars and restaurants competing for visitors (money), but not all of them have the same spectacular unobstructed 360 degree view like Baiyoke. The rooftop is located on no less than the 84th floor, and once upon a time, this hotel was the world’s tallest hotel.†


On a clear day, you can even see as far as the Gulf of Siam, the River of Kings, old Don Muang airport, as well as many of the buildings that I have lived in during my life in Bangkok. For me, this is one of the “must return tourist spots” I have to do over and over and over again….†






















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