This 459-Metre Observation Tower Will Be Bangkok’s Future Landmark

This 459-Metre Observation Tower Will Be Bangkok’s Future Landmark

Construction of the Bangkok Observation Tower will be completed in 2019.

Adding on to the slew of tourist attractions in Bangkok is a 459-metre-high tower on the banks of Chao Phraya River, projected to be completed in 2019.

The Bangkok Observation Tower is set to be the tallest observation tower in Southeast Asia and the 6th tallest tower in the world, costing around US$138 million to be built.

The candle-like design is inspired by the tradition of lighting candles on the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and symbolises lighting up the country with prosperity.

According to Mr. Ittirith Kinglake, the President of the Tourism Council of Thailand, “The tower is the most important new addition to Bangkok’s rich array of tourism magnets and one that will attract people from around the world. The Bangkok Observation Tower helps mark our city as one of the world’s most important and exciting destinations.”

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The launch of the tower, located in Soi Charoen Nakhon 7 in Khlong San district, is expected to be coupled with a growth of business stretching as far as 10 kilometres along the river. On top of magnificent city views from high above, travellers can also look forward to an up-and-coming area to explore.

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