Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bangkok Skyline Panorama

The tallest building in Thailand is the Baiyoke II tower at just over 1,000 feet, including the antenna on top. At the 84th floor level, around the top of the building's 85th floor "crown" is an outdoor observation deck that rotates, allowing you a 360-degree view of Bangkok. I'm not one for heights, but I sure love this place.

One of these days I'll get around to organizing photos from a half-dozen trips there during daylight hours, when I've taken more than my share of the standard tourist photos. You've seen one of the night photos from a restaurant below this observation deck back on 20 August ("Down and Back")

The image today is actually six images, stitched together. It doesn't look like it above, but it's a big picture. If you click to enlarge it you can see reasonably good detail after I cleaned up some of the "haze". The wide river you see winding its way down the left side of the picture is the Chao Phraya, here close to emptying out into the Gulf of Thailand. It's a river area you'll read much more about here in the future.


Anonymous said...

.. that's a very sophisticated skyline.

Anonymous said...

I go up the tower every trip and take pictures. The view is spectacular and I just stand there and spend hours gazing at all the details Bangkok offers.
It looks like you lucked out as far as haze, every time I'm up there it's very hazy and my pictures don't turn out as well as yours.


khunbaobao said...

While it can be pretty windy up there it's a place I haven't tired of yet, either. Sunset is a good time to be up there, but traffic in the area can be horrible around that time, too.