Best Bangkok Sky Bar (Taking pictures with little fuss)
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jun 7, 2011 3:34 AM Last Post By: mozziebite
Jun 5, 2011 6:09 PM
Best Bangkok Sky Bar (Taking pictures with little fuss)Hello all.
I've decided to travel to Bangkok for a holiday and whilst there I plan to visit one of the infamous sky bars.
I'm aware that there are dress codes and entry costs, but i'm after the one that is best for the tourist (eg to take pictures and stand around - without dining).
I've noticed two:
Vertigo at Banyan tree
- Many say this is great with great views, but mention that there is little room to stand around and take pictures as there is a restaurant up there?
Link: Vertigo Sky Bar at Banyan Tree
Sky Bar at Lebua (state tower)
- This one is taking my fancy at the moment as they have standing room and is near the river, but not sure if this has a view on par with Vertigo?
I'd like to hear your experiences if your been to the above two. I'm a young solo traveller and as mentioned you like to be at one where they don't kick up such a fuss over taking photos and such and has room to do so.
I'm aware there is another thread on this (its more focused on families though):
Jun 5, 2011 6:22 PM
Jun 5, 2011 6:51 PM
2I can vouch for the State Tower Sky Bar, pricey, but well worth it. I have been a few times, never to eat, just to have a couple of drinks. The views (at night) are stunning. I would probably aim to go for dusk next time I go just to see things as night falls.
Take plenty of cash, those drinks do come in at quite a hefty sum. If I remember correctly I was probably paying 600 baht for a glass of wine (but don't take that as gospel).
Jun 5, 2011 7:01 PM
Jun 5, 2011 8:47 PM
4If I'm there having champagne, as I often am, and you're poncing around with a tripod imposing on everybody's privacy and making a nuisance of yourself, then a quick word to security will get you escorted off the premises.
On the other hand, if you arrive with a camera, buy a drink and are fairly discreet with your photo taking then nobody would have a problem with it. Trying to set up a tripod without buying a drink and without previously arranging a photo session with management might not go down too well.
Both have bars and restaurants, and the focus is on running a business and making money, not just being a tourist photo-shoot stage.
FYI, Lebua situation has many more angles and more space, and you get the river as well as the city skyline whereas at Vertigo you cannot get river aspects, but I agree with #1 - the staff are friendly at Vertigo. much stiffer at Skybar. You could do both and have a drink in each, and still get out with change from 1,000 baht.
Jun 5, 2011 10:00 PM
5I stayed at Banyan Tree back in 09 and had dinner with a group of 6, the price wasn't too bad by western standards but obviously extreme for Thailand. Make sure you're there and hour before sunset and enjoy dinner as it sets and the stars come out.
Jun 5, 2011 10:20 PM
6@Bangkok boy - Well of course being discrete and sensible i know.. I mean I don't want to pay an arm and a leg just for a view.. that's what I mean. Could go for drinks at both on separate days i guess. Mainly I'm after a more freindly and less uptight one, which vertigo sounds like.
Jun 6, 2011 8:20 AM
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