If you are visiting Bangkok this summer, you should add some urban décor and architecture to the list of things you should visit along with the culture and heritage sites. Here are some to get you started.
Known as the Tetris building, MahaNakhon was opened with much fanfare in 2016. It is 314 metres tall, with an eye-catching 3D pixel design and is the tallest building in Thailand. If you are planning to lunch at a restaurant in Sukhumvit, you can visit the business district and then head towards Sukhumvit afterwards.
2. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is an art hub that is a gallery, exhibition hall, a place for bookstores and well as cafés. The building was constructed with natural light into consideration as it is primarily a place that focuses on developing the artists of the community.
While Bangkok is the centre of high-end shopping malls for Southeast Asia, EmQuartier manages to stand out among the greats by being exquisite in design. The SkyTrain platform from where you enter the mall is one of the most luxuriously decorated platforms and there’s even a 40m waterfall at the centre of the mall.
4. Terminal 21
Situated very close to Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18, Terminal 21 is part hotel and part shopping mall where each floor is designed to mirror the architecture of different cities in the world; namely San Francisco, Paris, Rome and Tokyo.