Visit the Baiyoke observation platform in Bangkok: tickets, prices, opening hours

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Are you on vacation in the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Siam? Be sure to visit Bangkok’s Baiyoke observation platform.

Welcome to one of the world’s most visited cities! Visiting Thailand ‘s capital is a unique experience. This gigantic city, jam-packed with traffic and noise, is constantly buzzing with activity. With its temples, markets, gastronomy and architecture, you shouldn’t be bored in Bangkok. Start your visit with the Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, then take a cruise on the Chao Phraya River or stroll through the Chatuchak market. And don’t miss a visit to the Baiyoke observation platform!

At over three hundred metres, the Baiyoke II Tower is the tallest building in Thailand and the sixty-third tallest in the world! In fact, it’s almost as high as the Eiffel Tower! Climb the tower and you’ll reach a spectacular revolving platform offering breathtaking views over the city of Bangkok.

Ready to touch the clouds? Here’s everything you need to know about visiting the Baiyoke observation platform in Bangkok.

History of the Bangkok observation platform

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Completed in 1997, the Baiyoke (pronounced Bayok) tower was three hundred and six metres high and had eighty-four storeys. In 1999, an antenna was added to the top. The building is now over three hundred and forty-five metres high. At the time, it was the country’s tallest skyscraper, before being dethroned by the MahaNakhon, completed in 2016.

This impressive edifice required cutting-edge technology that was exceptional for its time. Just imagine: the foundations of the Baiyoke Tower sink more than sixty-five metres deep!

The Baiyoke Tower, a former hotel built in 1998, has become one of Bangkok’s star attractions. It is committed to being a popular shopping complex. The tower is located close to the famous Pratunam market, with its thousands of stores.

What to see and do on Bangkok’s Baiyoke observation platform

Visit the Baiyoke observation platform in Bangkok

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To visit Bangkok’s Baiyoke observation platform, you’ll take a glass elevator to the top of the building. Thrills guaranteed!

Make your first stop on the seventy-seventh floor. With its huge windows and display screens showing the city’s main points of interest, the walkway gives you a taste of what’s to come. On the eighty-fourth floor, you’ll reach a surprising rotating platform. From here, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of Bangkok.

Every hour of the day offers its share of surprises. You’ll appreciate the thousands of lights that illuminate the city at night. By day, you’ll discover the city and its contrasts: the business district and its skyscrapers, traditional houses, sumptuous temples, poor and run-down areas. You may even be able to see far beyond the Chao Phraya River to the west and south. At sunset, the colors of the sky and the bright red sun covering the city’s rooftops will dazzle you.

Once you’ve completed your observation, you can go down one level to enjoy your free drink.

How to get to the tower restaurant

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After your visit to Bangkok’s Baiyoke observation platform, you can enjoy dinner with family and friends at the restaurant on the tower’s 78th floor. Enjoy Thai and European dishes, served buffet-style, while taking in the splendid view of the city.

Spend the night at the Baiyoke Sky Hotel

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Why not spend a night in this gigantic tower and enjoy the view over Bangkok as soon as you wake up. You’ll also be ideally placed to visit the Baiyoke observation platform.

Shopping in the Baiyoke Tower

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End your visit to the Baiyoke observation platform with a spot of shopping in the tower’s arcades. There’s nothing luxurious or expensive here, just cheap souvenirs to bring back from the Thai capital. The area is also full of shopping malls and markets, ideal for bringing back a souvenir of your Thai vacation.

How to get to the Baiyoke observation platform in Bangkok

Getting to Bangkok

Bangkok is an easily accessible destination from most European cities. You should be able to find a flight to the Thai capital quite easily, often at very affordable prices. To find the best fares, take a look at the Ulysse flight comparator and fly to Thailand.

Visit the Baiyoke observation platform

To visit the Baiyoke observation platform you can take several different modes of transport.

By Bus

Buses no. 16, 23, 60, 79, 99, 511 and 512 all go to the Baiyoke Tower.

On foot

The Baiyoke viewing platform is located at Soi Ratchaprarob 3, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400.

By cab

In Thailand, cabs are cheap and everyone knows this gigantic tower.

By tuk-tuk

This traditional mode of transport is very popular with tourists. Easy to use and inexpensive, tuk-tuk travel on the city’s crowded roads can still be quite hazardous.

Prices and opening hours of the Baiyoke observation platform in Bangkok

Baiyoke platform opening hours

Every day from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Rates

You’ll have to pay 400 baths per person, or around 12 euros, to visit the Tower. The ticket gives you access to the 77th floor skywalk, the panoramic observation terrace and a free drink (from a small selection of fruit juices, soft drinks, cocktails, beers or spirits).

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