Mahanakhon Observatory is the highest observatory in Thailand, and a trip to Bangkok would be incomplete without visiting this tower. At a height of 314 metres from the ground, the skywalk is ideal for adrenaline seekers. From the Mahanakhon Observatory’s breathtaking vantage point, visitors can marvel at panoramic views that capture the vibrant tapestry of Bangkok’s urban landscape.
How to Buy Tickets
If you are staying at a hotel near Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok the likes of Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok, you may want to visit the tower after a day of shopping. However, while tickets are available at the counter, keep in mind that this is a top tourist attraction. Therefore, be prepared to line up in a queue to buy the tickets. If not, you can always buy them online ahead of time.
The Mahanakhon Observatory is generally open from 10 am to 12 am, allowing visitors to experience both daytime and nighttime views of Bangkok’s skyline. Keep in mind that the tower’s popularity can lead to larger crowds during peak hours, so arriving early in the morning or later in the evening might provide a more enjoyable and less crowded experience. Additionally, it’s a good idea to check their official website for any updates or changes in operating hours before your visit.
If you don’t have a fear of heights or don’t mind walking on a glass, then make sure to take some pictures at the Skywalk.
Just beyond the glass skywalk is the outdoor observatory point. While the view from here at sunset is absolutely breathtaking, be prepared for this space to get crowded.