Bangkok, known locally as Krung Thep or the Capital of Angels, is Thailand’s largest city and one of Southeast Asia’s biggest. Its streets are bustling with cars, motorbikes, street vendors and people, and its skyline is just as chaotic. Office towers and residential buildings soar hundreds of meters from the ground up and sprawl over this gigantic capital.
With no focused downtown, skyscrapers have sprung up in every direction creating a unique panorama. Unlike The Bund in Shanghai or Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, there is no natural point to view the city. So the best way to appreciate the view of this vast and flat city is to go up to the top floor of the high-rises.
There is no shortage of rooftop bars and restaurants in Bangkok from which to take in the incredible views and enjoy a great cocktail or fabulous meal. Some of the city’s best rooftop bars are distinctively different from one another and offer an entirely different vantage point of the city. From scintillating towers to luminous temples, we have chosen five of the best for you to put on your must-visit list.