There is a huge amount of building work going on in Bangkok, so this list of the 10 tallest buildings in Bangkok is correct for June 2017. There are taller buildings planned and already under construction. It will be interesting to do a similar post in a few years time to see how much this list changes. The data was taken from Wikipedia. There is conflicting information about exactly how tall many of these buildings really are. If you’re planning to visit Bangkok, then click here to book a great hotel.
1. Maha Nakhon (314 meters)
This building was completed last year (2016) and is now officially Bangkok and Thailand’s tallest building, standing at 314 meters. While the building itself has been completed, it isn’t fully open yet. Once open it will include Ritz Carlton Residences & Edition Hotel. A rooftop observatory with glass floor will open in 2018.
Above is the view from the front of W Hotel, next to Sathorn Square.
Height: 314 meters
Date Completed: 2016
Location: Next to Chong Nonsi BTS station
2. Baiyoke Tower II (304 meters)
Baiyoke Tower II was Bangkok’s tallest building from 1997 until last year (2016) when Maha Nakhon was completed. It is home to the 4-star Baiyoke Sky Hotel. For an awesome view of Bangkok, be sure to check our the Baiyoke Tower Observation Deck on the 77th floor. Cost is 400 baht ($12), which includes a free drink.
Height: 304 meters
Date Completed: 1997
Location: Ratchaprarop Soi 3 (Ratchaprarop station on Airport Rail Link)
3. The River South Tower (268 meters)
The River condo is located on the Chao Phraya River, right across from the Shangri-La Hotel. In 2012, it won the prestigious Thailand Property Award “Best Luxury Condo Bangkok” Award.
Height: 268 meters
Date Completed: 2011
Location: Across the river from Saphan Taksin BTS station
4. State Tower (247 meters)
State Tower is perhaps best known as the home of the 5-start hotel lebua at State Tower. Some scenes from the popular film Hangover II were filmed here. The building is a mixture of residential units, offices, hotels, and commercial units.
Height: 247 meters
Date Completed: 2001
Location: Junction of Silom Road and Charoenkrung Road
5. Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard (242 meters)
Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard is located in one of Bangkok’s exclusive neighborhood’s, with the Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel on one side and the Anantara Siam Hotel on the other. It’s opposite the Toyal Bangkok Sports Club and within walking distance of Central World and many other malls.
Height: 242 meters
Date Completed: 2016
6. Menam Residences (239 meters)
Menam Residences is a 5-star condominium tower right next to the Chao Phraya River. It has 59 floors, with a Sky Lounge on the 41st floor. The building to the left is the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside Hotel.
Height: 239 meters
Date Completed: 2016
Location: 2088 Charoenkrung Road
7. Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre (239 meters)
Centara Grand is a hotel and convention center that’s located at Central World. It’s well known for the Red Sky Bar, which is located on the 56th floor.
Height: 235 meters
Date Completed: 2008
Location: Central World
8. The Met (231 meters)
The Met is a condominium building that has 69 floors and 370 condos. It is made up of 6 separate towers with connecting walkways. The design allows wind to pass through the building, thereby ensuring the units remain a little cooler than they would otherwise.
Height: 231 meters
Date Completed: 2009
Location: Sathorn Road, near Chong Nonsi BTS station
9. Empire Tower I (227 meters)
Empire Tower is an office building in the Sathorn district that has 62 floors. There is a Tops Market (see Bangkok supermarkets) in the basement, and numerous restaurants located on the 1st and 2nd floors. There is also a Virgin Active Fitness Center. The building is connected to Chong Nonsi BTS station via a public walkway.
Height: 227 meters
Date Completed: 1999
Location: Chong Nonsi BTS
10. Jewelry Trade Center (221 meters)
This was Bangkok’s tallest building when it was first completed in 1996. Baiyoke Tower II overtook it in 1997. Jewelry Trade Center is next to Holiday Inn Silom. See things to see and do around Surasak BTS station for more info on this area.
Height: 221 meters
Date Completed: 1996
Location: 919/1 Silom Road, about a 5-minute walk from Surasak BTS station.
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