Bayok Sky Tower in Bangkok: photos, reviews
Bangkok’s Skyok in Bangkok is the tallest skyscraper, 309 meters high, 88 floors in which the hotel is located, several restaurants and an observation deck, open to tourists.
The tallest building in Thailand, built in 1997, and the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia — one of the main modern attractions of Bangkok, it can be seen from anywhere in the city.
How to get there
Bayok Sky is located in the center of the shopping district — Pratunam, next to numerous shopping centers and restaurants. If you are going to Bangkok for shopping, this hotel is a great choice.
Also nearby are the Puppet Museum and the aquarium. Five minutes walk — the ground station Ratchaprarop. From the City Line, you can reach the Suvarnabhumi Domestic Airport in 25 minutes.
Viewpoint Bayok Sky (Baiyoke Sky Viewpoint) on the map
Ticket price — 45 baht (1.3 $) one way. The train stops right in the basement of the airport. Aeroexpress opening hours are from 06:00 until midnight every day. For taxi fare will have to pay about 300 baht ($ 9). Personal transfer from the hotel will cost no less than 1000 baht ($ 29.5).
Don Muang International Airport was built 24 km from the city center. The easiest way to get from the airport to the skyscraper is by taxi. The trip will last about 30 minutes and will cost about 350 baht ($ 10).
It is the observation platforms that attract the largest number of tourists to the skyscraper. The most spectacular view of Bangkok opens from the viewing area of Bayok Sky: the closed Observation Desk on the 77th and the rotating open Sky Walk platform — the 4th floor, 250 meters above the ground.
On the bottom platform, multimedia cards and telescopes that work for a small fee help determine what is under your feet.
There is also a small museum. The sites are open daily: from 10.00 on weekdays and from 9:30 to 23:00 on weekends. The rise to the top is open until 21.30.
A site visit costs 300 baht ($ 9) during the day and 400 ($ 12) from 18:00 to 22:30. The price includes one soft drink in the Roof Top Bar. The ticket can be bought both at the box office at the entrance to the tower, and at the reception on the 18th floor.
Climbing to the observation points provide 7 high-speed elevators. One of them — panoramic rides up to level 77. Hotel guests, as well as visitors to Bayok Sky restaurants can visit the viewing platforms for free.
It is better to come to admire the views of Bangkok before 18:00, in order to have time to make good daytime photos, to see the sunset and the capital in the night lights.
Dinner at the height of bird flight
One of the reasons to visit the skyscraper is to book a dinner in a restaurant. In the tower there are several institutions with different cuisines. They offer buffet food — eat as much as you want for a fixed fee.
- Fruit buffet coffee shop is open on the 18th floor of the hotel, where you can enjoy local fruits and desserts.
- Baiyoke floating market is a restaurant with traditional Thai cuisine, located at level 75. The interior is justified by the name — made in the style of the floating market.
- Bangkok Sky Restaurant — an international restaurant on 76-78 floors. Admission is 800 baht ($ 23) per person. And in the morning it serves breakfast for hotel guests. Here they cook the best Thai soup Tom Yam, which won an award at culinary competitions THAIFEXHAFLEX.
- Stella Palace at level 79 will be interesting to lovers of Chinese cuisine, dinner for one here costs 826 baht ($ 24). You will be offered to try Peking duck, Hong Kong piglet, seafood sachet and other exotic things.
- Bangkok Balcony — the most famous and popular institution Bayok Sky. Restaurant on level 81 has earned the love of tourists due to the wonderful view of the city from the open balcony. A table can be booked on one of the four air-zones of 1280 baht ($ 37), and in the internal hall of 720 baht ($ 21).
- Crystal Grill — on the 82nd floor serves grilled dishes and local seafood. The cost is about 700 baht ($ 20).
These prices do not include drinks, they are offered for a fee. For guests of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel discounts on food in the restaurants of the building.
On the 83rd floor of the building, from 17:00 to 02:00 the Roof Top Bar is open every day.
From the panoramic windows offer a romantic view of the night Bangkok. Admission is 400 baht ($ 11).
Here everything is put on stream, and the shortcomings are bathed by the landscapes of Bangkok. Therefore, many tourists are limited to just visiting the observation platforms, and dine in the cafe below. However, there is always a lot of tourists in the restaurants of Bayok Sky, so it is advisable to book a table in advance when visiting Bangkok.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel
Four-star hotel Bayok Sky (Baiyoke Sky Hotel) is located in the building from 18 to 74 floor. The floors below are reserved for parking, shops and souvenir shops. The hotel provides for living a large selection of rooms of different categories, which differ from each other not only in amenities (rooms from “Superior” to “Presidential suites”), but also in height.
The most economical rooms in the Standard Zone — from 22 to 45 floors. Further, ascending prices: Heavenly area — from 46 to 63 floor, Space Zone — from 64 to 74 floor.
Each room has a TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Spacious marble bathroom. For an additional fee you can get the following privileges: massage, late check-out, transfer, internet in the room. Yes, the Internet in the hotel is paid — 400 baht ($ 11) per day. However, when booking through the hotel website, there are a lot of promotions, tariffs and package offers for which you can get a room with internet included or a substantial discount.
In addition, there are free shuttles from the hotel to the nearest metro stations and the Aeroexpress stop, which must be booked at the reception in advance. Due to its location and free transfer Bayok is considered the best shopping hotel in the capital of Thailand.
When booking through the official website one day prior to arrival, the Superior Room without breakfast can be rented at a standard price of 2500 baht ($ 74) / night. Presidential suite with 2 beds in the Space-zone — for 8500 baht ($ 250) / night. If you buy a room on the spot, the lowest price for double occupancy costs about 4,500 baht ($ 132) per night.
When booking rooms, it is worth considering that the hotel is not new. But if your goal settles in a room overlooking Bangkok, then of course it is worth staying. Otherwise, it is better to stop at a Novotel hotel, and in Baiyoke Sky, visit the observation deck.
There is also a fitness club with a spa, a golf course and a swimming pool with an open-air terrace, a grocery store and a tour desk.