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Where to Find the Best Views in Bangkok
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Jen is a Tahoe-based writer who loves traveling, food, and adventures. She has written about food and drink for the likes of Mashed, Tasting Table, and Getaway Reno/Tahoe. Jen spent 20 years living in China and Hong Kong, and has traveled to more than 75 countries. When she’s not out exploring the world or the great outdoors, you can find her curled up with a good book.

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Jen is a Tahoe-based writer who loves traveling, food, and adventures. She has written about food and drink for the likes of Mashed, Tasting Table, and Getaway Reno/Tahoe. Jen spent 20 years living in China and Hong Kong, and has traveled to more than 75 countries. When she’s not out exploring the world or the great outdoors, you can find her curled up with a good book.

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From glittering temples and pagodas to soaring skyscrapers, Bangkok is a scenic city of contrasts. Whether you want to see it from the water, a Ferris wheel, or from above while enjoying a drink, here’s where to find the best views in Bangkok.

Helicopter tours

Take to the sky.

Take to the air on a helicopter sightseeing tour to enjoy a unique view of Bangkok in style. Hear live commentary while admiring a bird’s-eye view of the city and landmarks such as the Chao Phraya River, Koh Kret Island, and Rama VIII Bridge, as well as the city’s many temples and skyscrapers.

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Rooftop bars

Enjoy drinks with a view.

There’s no shortage of rooftop bars in Bangkok, where you can enjoy a cold beverage while savoring the expansive views. Popular spots include Sky Bar at Lebua Tower, Vertigo and Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree, and the Blue Sky Bar at the Centara Grand. Some bars offer 360-degree views, while others have dining options as well.

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Bangkok is full of beautiful views if you know where to look. Photo: Andrew Faulk / Viator

Mahanakhon Skywalk

For sky-high views.

The highest observation deck in the city at 1,030 feet (314 meters), Mahanakhon Skywalk offers panoramic city views. It features indoor and outdoor viewing areas, one of the largest glass tray floors in the world, and an augmented reality experience of Bangkok’s key landmarks.

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River cruises

Soak up the sights from the water.

Admire Bangkok landmarks such as the Grand Palace and Wat Arun on a Chao Phraya River cruise, whether on a traditional longtail boat or an elegant river barge. Cruises usually last several hours and can include lunch, dinner, and live music and other entertainment.

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Cruising the Chao Phraya River is a top way to see more of Bangkok. Photo: Lauren DiCicca / Viator

Golden Mount

Head there for sunset.

Climb the 300 steps to the top of Bangkok’s only hill to Wat Saket, better known as the Temple of the Golden Mount, for sweeping views across Bangkok’s old city. This is a particularly popular spot to catch the sunset.

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Sky Asiatique

See the Bangkok skyline after dark.

Enjoy broad city views in air-conditioned comfort at Sky Asiatique, the tallest Ferris wheel in Thailand at 197 feet (60 meters). Part of the Asiatique open-air mall and entertainment complex, Sky Asiatique is open daily from early evening to midnight, making it a great option for taking in the Bangkok skyline illuminated after dark.

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Seek out the most picture-perfect viewpoints in Bangkok. Photo: Viator

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