It’s good to watch people freak out with heights I mean to see the reaction on the face of a person who genuinely has a fear of height but it’s another thing to put yourself in that position and see how funny it is. The highest building that I have ever been to was that of my friend who lives on the twenty-third floor of his apartment complex and that itself I considered as quite a high place to live in.
One important thing I want to mention here at the start of my story is, If you are really scared of adventure activities but still want to give it a shot, then make sure to get an International Travel Insurance when travelling abroad in fact I make it a point to have travel insurance whenever I am traveling to any country whether it requires an insurance for visa or not. This way it covers a lot of safety in a foreign land.
King Power MahaNakhon building
While traveling across Bangkok I had the privilege to be invited to visit King Power MahaNakhon building which once was the tallest building in Thailand. This was an opportunity of a lifetime as I had read about this building earlier during my research for interesting places around Bangkok.
After the initial briefing, we were led to an elevator which will take us to the Skywalk located at the 75th and the 78th floor. I was actually not prepared for what was coming next. I went inside the elevator thinking it would a very long and slow climb to the 75th floor but the dark and dimly lit elevator suddenly sprang into life. The elevator was in itself a display unit with the entire four sides and the roof fitted with LED panel and surround sound. The 360-degree video being played on the screen took the whole experience of going to the top of a very tall building to a new level of experience. Entire Bangkok city was digitally created in the short video and the panoramic spiraling effect made this elevator really one of the most unique rides I had ever taken.
MahaNakhon Building Observation Deck
We first reached the 75th floor, which does not have the skywalk but has a panoramic view of Bangkok city. All the sides have continuous glass walls from which you can see the stunning Bangkok skyline. To make things more interesting there is a post box installed out here which is actually functional and if you post anything with a valid stamp it will be delivered to its designated address. The post-box itself has a unique design as it’s the replica of the first post box ever to have been installed here in Bangkok and was imported from Germany. The original one, of course, is safely kept in their national museum.
There is a postcard vending machine from where you can buy postcards for posting as a souvenir through this letterbox. While roaming out here don’t forget to look up as the ceiling has a reflective layer which makes the whole experience more fun.
MAHANAKHON BUILDING Skywalk
However, the best part of the tour is when you will visit the roof of this building where there is this skywalk. I have honestly never been this high on a building thus it was anyways a new experience for me but when I was told that there is a glass floor skywalk looking down from the 78th floor then things got really serious. We took a short elevator ride to the rooftop, which also houses a bar with very good energetic music blasting from the speakers. This music, however, does not calm your nerves, as what you are going to experience next is something that takes some strength from within.
I was made to surrender my mobile phone or rather was requested to hand it over to a friend so that they can click my photo instead me trying to click and the reason behind this is the skywalk being made of glass can get damaged if a heavy cell phone does fall from hand over it. Trust me once you are on the skywalk you will need to have nerves of steel to actually click any photos yourself.
You are then made to wear special shoe cover to protect the transparent glass to get scratches from the bottom of the shoe. Following this, you are free to walk on the skywalk.
Then next comes the leap of faith, you look down and the clear glass beneath you shows what is down 78 floors and everything looks tiny from up there. The first step on the glass takes real courage, as you would actually need to trust the building engineers who must have spent considerable time making sure that the glass does not come off once you are on top of it.
After a few seconds on the glass, everything becomes normal and you start enjoying the walk instead of fearing and then it’s all fun from there.
Where do I buy Travel Insurance for Thailand in India?
Go for Digit Insurance . They are providing a $100,000 plan for 2 persons for 7 days in Thailand cost around 714 INR + 18% GST. Not even 1% of the total cost of the trip. They have an easy and online claim process so it’s easy to claim if you experience any unexpected situation.
In my previous blog, I had detailed how you can travel to Thailand, as the Free Travel Visa for Indians scheme is still applicable for a few months more. Thus do not waste time searching for the next adventure. Just head off straight to Thailand and enjoy your Puja vacations.
Other Attractions at MahaNakhon Building
MahaNakhon Building other than housing the duty-free shops, rooftop bar with glass skywalk also houses other prominent properties such as Orient Express MahaNakhon Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, MahaNakhon Square and others.
Ticket Information MAHANAKHON BUILDING
MahaNakhon Observatory at 74th Floor = 765 Thai Baht for adults and 250 That Baht for children below 12 years old and senior citizens above 60 years old.
MahaNakhon Observatory at 74th Floor & Rooftop Skywalk at 78th Floor = 965 Thai Baht for adults and 450 That Baht for children below 12 years old and senior citizens above 60 years old.