Where is the best sunset view in Bangkok? Well, there are actually a couple of them but one of the most memorable so far from all our visits in Bangkok is the King Power Mahanakhon Tower Skybar.
The Mahanakhon is located at 114, 1 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd, Silom and it is next to the Chong Nonsi BTS Station. There is a direct walkway from the BTS station to the building.
You can easily spot Mahanakon in Bangkok as it was the tallest building in the city. The skyscraper is located in the Silom part of Bangkok with its unique mosaic structure and design.
Mahanakon is 314m tall and the sky bar is located at the rooftop on the 78th floor. Due to its limited space on the sky bar, you are advised to book your visit in advance.
You can easily book it online in advance with:
The Mahanakhon Tower opened in 2016 and I visited the place last year before the pandemic started and there are already people wearing masks in public at that time.
You just need to show your physical or virtual ticket for inspection and they will give you a physical ticket. There is a special elevator from the ground floor to the top floor like many other towers around the world.
You can watch the video to check out the elevator’s animation as well as the experience at the Mahanakhon Skybar.
The best time to visit Mahanakhon Skybar is around 5-6 pm during sunset so you can capture Bangkok in three different types of landscape and mood. From daytime to sunset and magic hour and lastly, you can experience the Bangkok night skyline. This is the reason why we highly recommend everyone to visit an hour before sunset to experience the Bangkok landscape in three different scenarios.
There is the glass walking panel at the Mahanakhon Skywalk and you must wear protective socks to protect the glass. This is a thick see-through glass and if you are not afraid of heights, you can take some great photos here but usually it is packed with visitors.
At the Mahanakhon Skybar, you can have the spectacular 360-degree view of Bangkok’s glittering skyline. This is probably the best place to have the sunset view in Bangkok in our opinion. We have visited more than 10 Bangkok rooftop sky bars in the past.
We highly recommend everyone to have a glass of Singha beer or cocktail when you are here at Mahanakhon Skybar. You can also try to book a table at the restaurant at Mahanakhon Skybar.
Visit the Mahanakhon Skybar with your family or friends and you will be mesmerised by the sunset view. You can also bring your expensive cameras or simply getting a good smartphone like Samsung S10 plus or S21 Ultra.
All the Mahanakhon Skybar sunset photos and videos were taken with Samsung Galaxy S10+ in night mode. It is just a click of a button to capture these photos.
From what we understand, Bangkok is set to open to fully vaccinated tourists from October 2021. The exact date is not yet confirmed (or possibly delayed), but the plans to open Bangkok for fully vaccinated tourists are there.
We will update once we have confirmation from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. You can also read all our stories about Bangkok at: https://www.placesandfoods.com/category/thailand/thailand-bangkok.
Getting to Mahanakhon Skybar
The Mahanakhon is just next to Chong Nongsi BTS station and this is the easiest and fastest way to get to the Mahanakhon. Remember to purchase the tickets online to beat the queue:
Address: 114, 1 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
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