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Mahanakhon Skywalk – Bangkok’s Best Viewing Deck

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Bangkok’s newest and highest observation deck, the Mahanakhon Skywalk (AKA King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk) is one BIG Bangkok attraction.

Opened in 2018, the Mahanakhon Skywalk not only has unparalleled and panoramic 360 degree views of Bangkok, but also has a number of awesome attractions at the top  – these including a rooftop bar, a glass floor with a sheer drop and a cafe with altitude (not to mention a very flashy lift / elevator up with LED walls and graphics

We’ve visited the Mahanakhon Skywalk in Bangkok several times, most recently in March 2023 as one of the best Bangkok attractions included with the Go City Bangkok pass.

How High is Mahanakhon Skywalk in Bangkok?

The King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk is Bangkok’s highest skydeck at 314 metres high (over 1,000 feet high).

Unlike other skywalks and observation decks, the Mahanakhon Skywalk is totally outdoors on the very top floor, meaning you have unspoilt 360 degree views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River.

The Mahanakhon Skywalk is on the 78th floor of the King Power Mahanakhon building. If you don’t like open spaces, the 74th floor is an indoor observation deck.

Mahanakhon Skywalk Prices

There are various ticket prices and packages for the Mahanakhon Skywalk.

The basic Mahanakhon Skywalk standard ticket price is 880 Thai Baht (£21 / $26 USD / 24 Euros) – Mahanakhon Skywalk admission prices correct as at March 2023.

There are also various package prices available like the Memory package where you also receive a souvenir photograph (946 THB), or a food and drink package where you get a soft drink or a 200 THB food voucher included in your ticket price (all around 900 to 950 THB).

View from Mahanakhon Skywalk

Mahanakhon Skywalk Cheap Tickets and Discount Prices

There are several ways to get cheap tickets for Mahanakhon Skywalk.

Book using Klook

You can book the Mahanakhon Skywalk in advance online on Klook for around 830 THB (as at March 2023).

Book cheap tickets here with Klook >

Using a Go City Bangkok Pass

We last visited Mahanakhon Skywalk in March 2023 using a Go City Bangkok All Inclusive pass meaning our skywalk visit was ‘free’ / included within the pass price.

If you want to save money and do several attractions in Bangkok in 2 to 4 days, read our guide to the Go City Bangkok pass here. We did seven Bangkok attractions in two days including the Mahanakhon Skywalk – saving around 60% on attraction fees.

As the Mahanakhon Skywalk is quite expensive if you are visiting Bangkok on a budget, we’d definitely recommend buying cheap tickets in advance.

Getting to Mahanakhon Skywalk

We found the best way to get to the Mahanakhon Skywalk was via the Skytrain (BTS).

To get to the Mahanakhon Skywalk, take the BTS Skytrain to Chong Nonsi Station on the Silom line (exit number 3).

Bangkok transit buses 15, 16, 34, 77, 162 and 187 also go near to Mahanakhon Skywalk.

Arriving at Mahanakhon Skywalk

Once you’ve picked up your Mahanakhon Skywalk ticket at the front counter, the fun begins with one of the craziest life rides you will ever experience.

To note that no food and drinks are allowed to be brought into the Mahanakhon Skywalk – although they are available to purchase at the top. They are VERY strict on this – we ‘accidentally’ left a bottle of water in our backpack and the X-Ray machine picked up on it, meaning we had to discard it.

There is a 360 degree animated video ride over Bangkok’s rooftops (complete with a digital rendering of the Grand Palace) that plays on HD LED floor to the ceiling TV screens as you ascend to the 74th floor in a matter of seconds (50 seconds to be exact – Thailand’s fastest video-themed elevator).

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Indoor Observation Deck – 74th floor

The elevator takes you from the reception area to the Indoor observation deck, on the 74th floor

On our trips to the Mahanakhon Skywalk, the lower skydeck usually isn’t too busy early in the afternoon so it was easy to get spots to yourself to capture the cityscape below with your camera (or even a cheeky selfie shot).

A quick tip is to remember that you’ll likely get better shots on the next, upper level as it is outdoor so you won’t have to contend with glass smears or reflections – so if you are short on time, just head straight on up as soon as you exit the first lift.

King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk Indoor Observation Deck  - 74th floor
King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk Indoor Observation Deck  - 74th floor

Recently OpenCafe – Thailand’s highest cafe, has opened at the indoor observation deck at Mahanakhon Skywalk. Given the set-up and small space, OpenCafe has a small selection of hot and cold caffeine based drinks (but hey, it is all about the views after all).

If you tire of the view on the lower level of Mahanakhon Skywalk, you can also buy a postcard from a vending machine complete with postage stamp, write the card there and then and pop it into a replica of Thailand’s oldest letterbox.

We weren’t too enamoured by the card designs (they need to take inspiration from Taipei 101’s 3D cards that you can also post at the top of their tower) but it is a fun idea.

King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk Indoor Observation Deck  - 74th floor
King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk gift shop

At the top of King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk

We then got the lift to the top floor of Mahanakhon Skywalk (the 78th floor), we were equally amazed and astounded by the outdoor 360 views.

The top floor and outdoor skydeck consists of a two sections, including a lower section with a SkyBar rooftop bar and glass walkway (read on…) plus an upper section – this has a set of stairs that include some seats to sit down on (although some are reserved for bar service only).

King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk outdoor Observation viewing Deck 

Glass Tray / Glass Floor

If you’ve come this far and are now at the top of Bangkok’s tallest building, you might as well have a walk on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray right? Well, yes and no – it kind of depends what time of day you visit (sunset is very popular) and whether you want to be part of the ‘human zoo’ – people do CRAZY things on glass floors.

As we’d heard so much about it, I (Neil) was the one who ‘braved’ the glass floor / tray at Mahanakhon Skywalk – one of the world’s largest glass tray floors (63 square metres at 310 metres high).

King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk outdoor Observation viewing Deck Glass Tray / Glass Floor
King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk outdoor Observation viewing Deck Glass Tray / Glass Floor

After a short queue of about ten minutes, you are asked to put all your valuables in a blue bag which you keep with you, plus put covers on your shoes – you then get to sit / pose etc on the glass walkway, with that sheer drop of over 300 metres below you.

Definitely not for those with a fear of heights, this is such a thrill, but it also descends into a bit of a zoo, as people fight for space to get their perfect picture (it can get quite territorial).

You are also not allowed to take photos yourself whilst on the Glass Tray so make sure you ask a companion or members of staff to take for you. The staff are very obliging and more than willing to help (well, when they aren’t telling people off for taking their phones onto the glass floor with them).

King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk outdoor Observation viewing Deck Glass Tray / Glass Floor

The Best Time to Visit

Ticket prices for the Mahanakhon Skywalk are the same no matter what time of day you visit, so we’d recommend that you try to visit early afternoon, just before sunset.

This means you get to see Bangkok at dusk as well as with all the evening lights. That said, it can get very busy at sunset especially at the rooftop bar.

King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk outdoor Observation viewing Deck sunset

Sunset at Mahanakhon Skywalk

As sunset loomed, we noticed the number of people at the top of Mahanakhon Skywalk had increased immensely so it was a bit of a shove to find the perfect spot to see the sun go down, jostling with Instagram wannabies who want to get that oh so perfect shot.

Ultimately, the views win out and Bangkok never looked so beautiful as we saw red hues across the night sky and the nightly party boats of the Chao Phraya all lit up – we were also treated to a mini light-show from afar by the also recently opened Icon Siam mall.

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Rooftop Bar – SkyBar

The rooftop bar at Mahanakhon Skywalk is a splendid set-up with attentive bar staff and obviously incredible views. Enjoy beers with blissful Bangkok vistas and sunset cocktails – prices are a little steep and it can be incredibly difficult to get a seat at peak hours.

We ended up getting a seat at around 4pm and staying there until after the sunset – as soon as we left, other people dived in to grab our seats. As rooftop bars go, Sky Bar is pretty good.

Mahanakhon Skywalk King Power Shopping Centre

As darkness descended across the city, we headed back down via the lift to hit the city streets and become one of those very same ‘ants’ we’d seen from above.

As you exit, you have to contend with four floors of King Power shopping; this is great if you are a retail fan, but not so good if you just want to make a quick exit. Alas there is no way to bypass the four floors of shopping – the air conditioning is very good though!

Final Thoughts on Mahanakhon Skywalk

King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk is a welcome addition to Thailand’s tourism scene and the fact the views here are totally unobstructed and also outdoor make this easily one of the best observation decks we’ve ever visited.

Although not cheap to visit, there are ways to get cheap tickets if you plan and book in advance.

And remember, if you are ‘brave’ enough, walking out on the Mahanakhon Skywalk glass tray is worth the visit alone.

Opening Hours and Address

The Mahanakhon SkyWalk is open daily from 10am-7pm (last admission 6.30pm). The King Power Mahanakhon building (restaurants etc) is open daily from 10am until midnight.

Address: 114 Narathiwas Ratchanakarin Rd, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok Thailand

Book cheap tickets here with Klook >

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Sim Cards and Pocket WIFI

Having data on your phone whilst travelling is almost essential these days – from planning your route around the city, booking a Grab taxi or for staying connected with friends and family back home.

SIM cards are pretty cheap in Thailand with generous data allowances and are available to purchase from both of Bangkok’s airports, malls and 7-Elevens (bring your passport along for identification purposes).

You can also prepay online and collect a SIM from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Muang Airport or Siam Centre. Just remember to make sure your phone is not locked to your local network provider before purchasing one.

Alternatively if you do not want to change your sim card then renting a pocket WIFI device with unlimited high speed internet access might be for you.

We’ve used them multiple times and love that we can both connect our devices to it. Pre-order one online with Klook for collection when you arrive at either Suvarnabhumi or Don Muang Airport. 

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