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Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Bangkok City Enjoying Building Boom

November 4, 2015 by David Herd

River City

Bangkok City Enjoying Building Boom

Bangkok City Enjoying Building Boom

Bangkok City Enjoying Building Boom, it never ceases to amaze me, each time I visit there are new skyscrapers reaching for the clouds. Above is River City shopping mall beside the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel on the Chao Phraya River.

Sathorn Nakorn Tower

Bangkok City Enjoying Building Boom

A modern Salom office building located at 100 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd., Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.

Check out my photo blog for some iconic buildings along the river.

State Tower

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Built in 2001, it is the largest building in South-east Asia, on the roof is Sirocco, one of the best roof top bars in the world. I often stay close by at Centre Point hotel, in fact I took this photo from my hotel window. Use this link for an excellent room rate. However if you prefer to stay in this magnificent tower book into the upmarket Lebua hotel through this link.

Sirocco at the top of the State Tower

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In my opinion this is the World’s best sky bar.

Centre Point Hotel & Robinson shopping mall

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The hotel is connected to the shopping mall and only a 5 minute walk to the sky train and river ferries. Use this link for an excellent room rate.

From Nana station

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A new tower is under construction on the left and the vacant block is screaming out for development.

Beside Nana station

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As in many countries buildings beside the railways stations tend to bring the highest rent for obvious reasons.

Beside Ploenchit station

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Not sure of this buildings name however I will find out on my next visit.

Beside Ploenchit station Bangkok building boom continues

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The Bangkok building boom continues.

Terminal 21 Asoke

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Located next to the BTS Skytrain and MRT underground rail networks.

 Marriott Marquis Queens Park Hotel

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This well known hotel in Soi 22 has 2000 rooms and is being totally renovated. It opened in 2017 as an addition to the Marriott chain.

EmQuartier

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 Opened in March 2015 and I never thought I would say it but Bangkok now rivals Tokyo with the highest quality food presentation in the world.

Baiyoke Tower

 

Bangkok City Enjoying Building Boom

The Baiyoke tower is 85 stories and is the tallest building in Bangkok, it includes the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia and the seventh-tallest all-hotel structure in the world.

Game changer

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MahaNakhon is a luxury mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in the Silom/Sathon central business area of Bangkok. Designed to fit into the Thai landscape with a unique pixelated facade, it will have the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. Upon its estimated completion in 2015, it will become the tallest building in Bangkok at 314 metres (1,030 ft), with 77 floors. Featuring hotel, retail and residences, 200 units of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok inside the building are priced between around US$1,100,000 to US$17,000,000, making it one of the most expensive condominiums in Bangkok. From Wikipedia.

South Sathorn Road

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Just opposite the Australian Embassy in Sathorn Road. The embassy has now moved to  181 Wireless Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330.

From Cloud 47 in Sathorn

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A great view of the city from Cloud 47.

Bangkok’s tallest buildings

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 Great design the Park Hyatt

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Another wonderful design the hotel is expected to open late 2016. Central Embassy will be hoping they will bring potential customers as their traffic since opening has been disappointing.

The River condominium.

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The south tower is the tall building and is right opposite the Shangri-La hotel.

Hotel Peninsula

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Hotel Peninsula on the right and the River Condos on the left. Use this link for a great room rate.

Under construction

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There are some amazing buildings under construction as of June 2016, check out THIS LINK.

Resting after a busy shopping day

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Thanks for visiting my Bangkok City Enjoying Building Boom post, I have highlighted about 2% of Bangkok’s fabulous skyline. Use this link to get a terrific room rate at the Dynasty Grand in Nana.

Since writing this blog I have found a lower price hotel option. Now when I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

Excellent value here.

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

 

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

            Checkout some more of my terrific blogs on the links below.     

Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

 Soi Cowboy                  Nana Plaza                    Patpong

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