With the smog weather over, Thailand is back to being one of our favourite regional countries to visit. The variety of food, shopping options and cultural offerings have always been so wholesome in this land of smiles. Whenever I visit, it usually takes me close to a week to truly do everything I set out to experience – this factors in the time it takes to actually travel and for accidental discoveries along the streets.
However, what are you to do if you do not have the luxury of time? Perhaps you can only spare a day or two when you visit for work, or a quick stopover, and yet you still want to be able to experience Bangkok, Thailand as much as you can. Well, King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk will get you covered.
Connected directly to Chong Nonsi Station, convenience is definitely the pride of this new space. That is not all. The building itself houses technological experiences such as a digital corridor, interactive lift experience and a motion sensor wall clock for a cheeky touch. Boasting a height of 78 storeys, you can be certain that there are many offerings that you can indulge in without ever leaving. Doubtful? Well, I am here to share with you the breakdown of this space and you may judge for yourself.
The first four storeys are taken up by the King Power Duty Free and Retail Shops. There is a range of internationally renowned brands to locally made products for your selection. Personally, I was taken by the choice I had with their handmade tie-dye products and usually these are only available at night markets. Imagine my delight at discovering that they had it right here!
And this delight definitely doubled when I got to an entire floor dedicated to Thai food and snacks.
One of the highlights of King Power Mahanakhon, the King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk is Bangkok’s newest iconic landmark and destination for locals and tourists alike. It is currently Thailand’s highest observation deck and it offers a complete 360-degree panoramic view of Bangkok. 314 metres off the ground and on a glass tray floor, the view is to die for and worth suppressing your fear of heights.
If you are lucky, you might be in for one of the loveliest sunsets the city has to offer.
After the sun sets and daylight slips away, go ahead and feast your eyes on the busy nightlife from this bird’s eye view as the city lights glow from underneath your feet. And if you are feeling a cocktail or two, there is a bar right at the rooftop to indulge you.
Complete with shopping options and an amazing view at your disposal, King Power Mahanakhon surprises with even more tricks up its sleeve.
Floor 23 to 73 are the Ritz-Carlton Residences while Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok Hotel will occupy floor 1 to 18. You can expect to treat yourself with a pool, jacuzzi as well as a signature Orient Express Spa by Guerlain. There are two restaurants within the building as well, namely Mott 32 and Mahanathi by David Thompson. So if you drop by in the last quarter of 2019, you are certainly in luck.
Along with Mahanakhon CUBE – boasting the best dining experiences in Bangkok – as well as Mahanakhon Square which is a space that houses exhibitions, performances and events, a stay at this space is as wholesome as a week in the same city.
So come on down, even if you only have a day to spare, and let this space rejuvenate and reenergise you in all the ways you can ask for – taste, sight, culture and all-round luxury.
To find out more about King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk, click through to their website here.
Photographs courtesy of King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk