King Power Mahanakhon Skybar
King Power MahaNakhon building is easily recognisable in Bangkok as it features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building.
Standing at 314m tall, at Silom which is at the heart of Bangkok business district, it is the tallest building in Thailand presently. From the Chong Nonsi BTS station, one could walk up to the building directly from the station exit, through a skybridge, which is one of a plenty in Bangkok, connecting Bangkok BTS commuters to many different shopping malls and offices from station exit to avoid the congested roads and pedestrian walkway below.
It is a mixed-use skyscraper with the first 4 lower floors dedicated for King Power retail stores. Floors above are dedicated for high-end residential, offices and hotels. MahaNakhon , as this building was formerly called, was purchased by the King Power Group from PACE Development for a sum of THB 14 Billion.
At the top of the floor was an observatory providing a good 360 degrees view of the city. Bangkok air could be choked with smog on a busy working day and a good N95 mask is recommended before heading outdoor from the observatory. Visitor will firstly take an elevator up from the ground floor. An entry ticket will set back a pax by THB 880 and visitors are advised to check with 3rd party provider such as Traveloka or Klook for bargained price instead.
The elevator rides both up and down will take less than a minute. Interactive videos would be played throughout the ride to dissipate the claustrophobic feeling. From the observatory, visitors could ride an escalator up another floor before taking another elevator ride up to the famous MahaNakhon Bangkok Skybar. While the city view is amazing, the choky and hazy air is a major disappointing factor ruining the vibe.
Come night, a party atmosphere will light up and so does the city, and visitors could expect to see some live band music performance in addition to some DJ performance. The city will light up too offering some visual pleasure to visitors.
Not mentioned before was the MahaNakhon Skywalk, equally stunning, it offers visitors a unique glass walking experience. Be reminded that all bags and equipment will be kept at provided racks and all shoes will be covered prior to walking. Security personnel will be nearby and no standing are allowed on the glass edge.
Overall, this will be a positive experience for visitors which provide unique selling point which other Skybars in Bangkok do not have at the moment. SJ rating is 4 out of 5 stars.https://straitsjournal.com/king-power-mahanakhon-skybar/Bangkokbangkok,king power,mahanakhon,skybar,skywalk,thailandKing Power MahaNakhon building is easily recognisable in Bangkok as it features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. Standing at 314m tall, at Silom which is at the heart of Bangkok business district, it is...escveritas [email protected]AdministratorThe Straits Journal