Baiyoke Tower 2 – The tallest building in Thailand
The Baiyoke Tower is the tallest building of Thailand and situated in the capital of Thailand i.e Bangkok. The construction of this building was completed in the year 1997 and the antenna was added to that building about 2 years later that is the year was 1999. This tallest tower contains the famous Baiyoke Sky Hotel. This is the tallest hotel of South Asia and third tallest hotel in the whole world in comparison with the structure and number of guest rooms. About 673 guest rooms are there in this hotel.
The tallest and the famous Baiyoke Tower was opened in the year 1998. This building is about 309 meters of height. That means the height is similar to the height if almost 182 people stands on the top of each other. If the antenna was not included in this building, then the height would be about 304 meters. In the underground of this building, the piling goes to about 60 meters deep which is the same height of the 22 storey building. In this lovely building, about two thousand window panes were being used and the same number of window panes could be used in about town houses. This building covers a huge area and it is almost equal to the 30 football grounds. If any person wants to go top from the bottom of this building, then he/she needs 2060 steps to reach there. There is a total of 85 floors in this building. At the end it can be said that this Baiyoke Tower 2 is one of the amazing buildings of the whole world. It enhances the beauty of Thailand as well as the South Asia.
A public observatory, music lounge and a 360 degree revolving roof deck are on the 77th,83rd and 84th floors respectively. The entrance fees to the observation deck is 200 Baht. With 200 Baht you will get a Welcome Drink and entrance to 77th and 84th floor. The entrance ticket can be bought on 18th floor of the Baiyoke tower. On normal days (mon-fri) its open from 10:30 to 22:30 while on sat-sun its open from 9:30 to 22:30.
Restaurant in Baiyoke tower popularly are buffet kind. Popular restaurant are :-
- Bangkok Sky Restaurant: on the 76th and 78th floor and cost is around 800 – 1000 Baht per head
- Crystal Grill: on 82nd floor and cost is around 700 Baht per head
- Stella Palace Restaurant: on 79th floor cost around 700 – 800 baht.
- Luxury Caravan Buffet: on 79th floor cost 900 Baht
Note:These prices are for foreigner, Thai citizen enjoy cheaper price.
How to go to Baiyoke Tower
If you somehow near to airport link or coming from Suvarnabhumi then get down at Ratchaprarop station. From here it is very near with just a walking distance.
Baiyoke Tower location
222 Ratchaprarop Road Ratchathewi Bangkok, Thailand.