Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bangkok From The Moon


This is what Bangkok looks like from the moon. No, not that moon, but the Moon Bar and Vertigo Restaurant, atop the Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok, 61 floors above street level. The elevator takes you to floor 59 from there you walk up a series of progressively more narrow staircases.

The view is spectacular and you can certainly wander up to the bar for a quick look and then wander back down to the hotel lobby. But it will cost you if you plan to enjoy the sunset. A tonic water set me back about $5.50. That’s a plain, gin free, tonic water. The same tonic water at the “Family Mart” convenience store near my apartment is about .40¢. But then the view from my third floor walk up apartment overlooks a dead end soi.