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#1 ggobkk

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:01 PM

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The Sky Walk at MahaNakhom is open to the public. MahaNakhom, aka “KingPower Tower” is that building that looks like its had bits of itself bitten off.

At the very top, some 78 stories above Bangkok is an open air sky deck. The views are amazing! I had the pleasure of spending two hours last night at sunset with Forum members Reader and DivineMadman. One enters at ground level though security, walks down a corridor filled with electronic images and the corridor ceiling is a three dimensional replica of central Bangkok.

Up a speedy elevator that has a sound and light show to the 74th (75th?) floor. Exit to a glassed in skywalk with stupendous views. Around a corridor to another elevator (there is also a staircase) taking passengers up to the 78th floor. Exit to an open air rooftop that is just all view. There is another rise which needs to be climbed by stairs to the highest point, this area also has seating for those who’d like to just take in the vista. As day turned into night the city’s lights came on as did the lights of the traffic jams. There is also a glassed floor area that one can stand, sit,or roll around in with just the city below.

I enjoyed it so much, that I brought my Vietnam friend, Van, to see it this afternoon. He was more impressed than I was...

Pricing steep (pun intended). 745 baht which provided one free soft drink and100 baht off a bar drink. Waiters move around and through the crowd replenishing libations and taking money.

On the way out, there are three floors of King Power Duty Free shopping to maneuver though to the exit.

I’m told by a reliable source that there is a steep discount for anyone over a certain age. Not that any of us are of that age.

I believe I am not easily impressed...I was impressed here and recommend it highly (pun intended, again).

#2 Jasper

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:52 PM

745 baht is promotional price until 31 January 2019.
Normal price is 1050 baht.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

Thank you for report, glad to hear you guys had fun.

 

I wonder it that senior discount you mentioned   is for 78 and older ? (not that I'm personally interested )



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:23 PM

The person who got the discount was over 70 and had to show a passport

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:25 PM

Thank you for report, glad to hear you guys had fun.

 

I wonder it that senior discount you mentioned   is for 78 and older ? (not that I'm personally interested )

Don't worry I'm sure you can still get it next year .



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 02:54 AM

thanks for the first hand account. I saw the news that it opened on social media. I am a total sucker for these sorts of observation decks so I am sure I will head up there on my next trip



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:49 AM

Don't worry I'm sure you can still get it next year .

by grace of God if I can afford long time offs I think paying full price there will be affordable as well



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:16 PM

I did a Google search on location. It's so near Silom! I shall visit when I am in Bangkok in two weeks time. After that, can go to Baan Tewa for massage!

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:20 PM

Arena is even closer



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:17 PM

the building also does a sort of light show every night with lights in the bitten-off parts ascending or descending or flickering, and whatever else. I see it every night from my balcony lol. Not particularly impressive, but draws attention to the building, which is the purpose I suppose



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:40 PM

Did a hotel ever open in that buliding? Is that the skydeck with a plexiglass floor so you can look straight down — if you have the courage?

#12 vinapu

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 04:18 AM

 Is that the skydeck with a plexiglass floor so you can look straight down — if you have the courage?

and if you do ,  rest assured guy you will be with will be very impressed with you






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