Rooftopping in Bangkok: A Warm Night – Thailand
Spend enough time in the streets of Bangkok, and it’s likely you’ll eventually be clamoring for a place to escape to (that means rooftopping). That’s not a remark against the people that live there, rather the chaos that Bangkok wonderfully embodies. Over 8 million people; the rush of smoke as vendors fry snacks, touts pulling you in countless directions, swarms of motorbikes laying on their horn as they fly by, it’s an electrifying atmosphere.
Sukhumvit Road, one of the longest boulevards in the world (WikiTravel), is one area where you can appreciate being above the crowd. Luckily, I stayed right by by Sukhumvit Road, and after walking by a particular building for a few nights I took a deeper look.
Up here, looking across the city from the roof, was a wonderful place to be. If you’re simply looking for a rooftop view, there is, Sky Bar, made famous from the Hangover II movie. The view there is spectacular, but the downside is you are herded around like sheep by the staff, with little space as it gets busier at night. So if you want a roof all to yourself, you got to work for it!
That’s it, my first and only roof with my time in Bangkok. It was my last night there, and I was getting desperate, and took one last go for it.There were many places I didn’t try, but the one I regret missing the most was none other than, the Sathorn Unique Tower. Sathorn is Bangkok’s very own abandoned skyscraper, if you are interested, you can read about someone’s experience getting to the top of it. Yes, I’m envious, and yes, I will try try the same if I’m back in Thailand! Until then, I can at least remember these photos of a warm night above the crazy city that is Bangkok.