Bangkok From Above

Bangkok Downtown from Baiyoke Tower

Bangkok is massive and has an amazing skyline, home to over 1,000 skyscrapers with more being added everyday. It is the world’s 17th “tallest” city.

All of these pictures were taken from the 84th floor of the Baiyoke tower, home to Thailand’s highest hotel. The tower features a revolving observation deck on the 84th floor, worth the visit.

Bangkok Downtown/Sukhumvit viewed from Baiyoke Tower

The modern buildings all have spires,  domes and ornate features on the tops of the buildings and make the skyline beautiful at night.
In the lower right hand corner of this picture you can view a challenge of the new Bangkok- 3 unfinished and vacant buildings and surrounding area, the buildings will never be finished and probably won’t be torn down.

Silom and Sathorn from the Baiyoke Tower

In this picture you can see some of the commute time traffic. Bangkok is surrounded by a winding river with very few central highways, leading to some serious time sitting in your car.

You might also be able to make out the huge Christmas tree in the middle left of the picture.

About faranginbangkok

I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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