Bangkok is the very epitome of a bustling city. Crowded, crammed, and chaotic. Amid all that, there are still millions of bites of beauty around many of the city’s corners. But you get a totally different perspective from up high.
Some of the fancy newer hotels have realized this and added rooftop restaurants. And we’re not talking buildings that are two or three stories high.
I took these photos during dinner at the Vertigo restaurant on top of the Banyan Tree Hotel. The restaurant is on the 61st floor. And this is the view. Not bad. Not bad at all. And the food was also excellent, even if it cost several times what you’d expect to pay without the view–a budget meal, this is very much not.
What to Know Before You Go
This is not a budget-friendly restaurant. While I don’t want to dwell on it, if you go with the expectation of Thai street-food prices, you’ll be in for a shock.
Anyone who actually suffers from vertigo would be well advised to try somewhere else. As you can see from the photos, there are no 10-foot high barricades here.
To the extent you can, factor in the weather when making your booking. That’s obviously easier said than done in the tropics.
Attire: This is what they say on their website: “Smart casual but no shorts, sleeveless shirts, sandals or flip flops.”