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Ghost Tower: Climbing Bangkok’s Abandoned Skyscraper


Bangkok's Sathorn Unique high rise should turn into an exceptional extravagance flat complex with stunning perspectives of the Chao Phraya River.

That was until this huge development venture was all of a sudden surrendered because of the crumple of the Thai Baht amid Asia's 1997 Financial Crisis.


Left to decay in disregard, the incomplete high rise in the long run turned into a home for medication addicts, destitute vagrants, and wild canines.


The Haunted Skyscraper 

This puzzling deserted high rise rises 49-stories into the mists high above downtown Bangkok. It's authentic name is Sathorn Unique, however local people allude to it as "The Ghost Tower". A great many people stay away.

They trust the building is spooky, and in light of current circumstances. 

Dead bodies appear to turn up here all the time.

There's likewise a second twin working down the road called Lebua State Tower, a precise of this one. In any case while that high rise flourished (highlighted in The Hangover 2), Sathorn Unique has been reviled to demolish for as far back as 20 years.


Unusual Tourist Attraction? 

Individuals have been going to this deserted high rise for a considerable length of time, moving over an external fence or influencing one of the destitute occupants to open a bolted entryway to the stairwell.

However a couple of months before I arrived, the body of a Swedish hiker was discovered swinging from a restroom on the 43rd story, found by a Thai picture taker there to catch the dawn.

After this episode, the building's proprietor chosen to make it more secure (and gain some money) by opening the phantom tower to voyagers so they don't soften up.


Investigating The Ghost Tower 

The restricted stairwell of Sathorn Unique is claustrophobic and covered with waste. A couple exposed lights cast a dull gleam on a few stories, others are pitch dark, making the climb risky.

After the initial 10 stories is the point at which I started to sweat.

It resembles climbing an indoor mountain, ceasing to rest while investigating the surrendered, austere extravagance lofts finished with spray painting and million-dollar perspectives of the city underneath.

Dusty foyers are overflowed with puddles of standing water, development hardware, old shoes, broken toilets, electrical wires and the sky is the limit from there.

Heaps of flotsam and jetsam make it hard to spot openings in the floor. Bits of the apparition tower once in a while fall into the roads underneath as it plummets into disregard.


Fantastic Panoramic Views 

By the 49th floor I'm totally soaked in sweat and breathing vigorously. It takes around 30 minutes of steady moving to achieve the top. The rooftop is a wreck with steel rebar and broken solid everywhere.

In any case, the perspectives over the city of Bangkok? Stunning! 

An all encompassing urban horizon extends before your eyes — loaded with high rises of all shapes and sizes, the BTS prepare framework, limit city roads congested with movement, and scows stacked with merchandise drifting down the Chao Phraya stream.

Your reward for the test of scaling the tower is a lovely dusk.
Ghost Tower: Climbing Bangkok’s Abandoned Skyscraper Reviewed by Azahar on May 18, 2017 Rating: 5

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