A thick glass covered flooring, atop a high place, for the purpose of standing, walking, ogling and testing one’s ability to withstand heights, it’s not a new concept. However, the newest skywalk in Bangkok, as the concept is called, is being billed as the biggest ever. It’s located in Thailand, specifically atop the Mahanakhon building, Thailand’s tallest structure. The skywalk affords those not afflicted with acrophobia with 360 degrees of viewing pleasure, including straight down for a total of 314 meters. The walk is on the 74th floor and reached by an elevator that can ascend in as little as 50 seconds. King Power International, the group responsible for the walkway, are certain the new hot spot will benefit tourism, besides also proving befitting of the new Thai identity in the eyes of the world. Besides the skywalk, the building has shopping malls, International food offerings and duty-free shops. There are observation decks on the 74th and 78th floors.
“The building features outdoor and indoor observation decks on the 78th and 74 floors respectively, modern shopping malls, varieties of both Thai and international food and duty-free shops (of course).”
Later this year, the Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok will open in this building. You can read more about it and other hotels opening in Thailand this year in the 2019 New Thai Hotels Master List.