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“Spectacular views, without the service to match.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of State Tower

State Tower
Ranked #37 of 530 things to do in Bangkok
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“Spectacular views, without the service to match.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We visited the Sky Bar at Lebua on our last evening in Bangkok. After waiting in a large group on the ground floor for the elevator, we shot up to the 63rd floor where we were greeted by half a dozen beautifully dressed Thai ladies. Leaving the elevator, we were ushered very quickly to the direction of the Sky Bar.

Walking out of the doors and onto the rooftop absolutely took our breath away - it truly is stunning to be so high above the glistening Bangkok, yet it be so calm, peaceful and surreal.

We didn't have much time to compose ourselves though as the staff continued to usher us down the stairs and into the bar area (reminded me of a shepherds with their sheep). The best views are from the top step as you leave the building but the staff refused to allow us to take a quick photograph from there as people were dinning in the open air restaurant (which happens to be right next to the bar so will inevitably be in people's photographs anyway!).

We ordered two Mojitos which cost about 1,400 THB (roughly 45 USD) which is rather steep; we agreed that we would consider the cost of the drinks to be inclusive of an entrance fee - when thought of like that, it wasn't so bad. The Mojitos were very good to be fair, although I don't know whether I think that because of the price! ;)

Take your time to soak in the views from every angle. Take as many photos as you can; the more you take, the more likely you will find a few that are good ones when you review them later. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing for the venue too i.e. no shorts and crew neck t shirts (which caused us a dilemma as we were going to Muay Thai afterwards - Lumpinee Stadium is hot in trousers and shirt!).

TIP: If you want to do a 'selfie' style shot with the Bangkok skyline as the backdrop, use the light on your smartphone to light up your faces, and take the actual photo on your camera or another smartphone without the flash on.

All in all, the Sky Bar should be a definite on your list of 'Things to do' in Bangkok, but we wouldn't bother going back. The fact that they are still selling out on it featured in 'The Hangover Part II' from over 3 years ago doesn't really suit the level of class Lebua seems to want to portray.

Visited November 2013
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“Something special...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

There is just something about here at night. Aside from great cocktails and the fact Bradley Cooper has been up here the setting is brilliant. Leaning over the barrier and just looking down at Bangkok is surreal it is a brilliant view so much to see. Do not go to Bangkok and miss this place it is a must do whilst staying here.
(Drinks are expensive but the view and atmosphere make it worth every penny.)

Visited August 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Best place in bangkok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

It is a bar in the top of a gigantic hotel. It has the most amazing night view. There is a dress code: guys cannot go in with shorts or open footwear. Dress up a little bit and go! If you can afford it, have a drink. The cheapest is around 350bats. However, you do not have to have a drink if you don't want to and you can just enjoy the view and fresh air.

Visited April 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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“Spectacular Bangkok skyline view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We spent our last night in Bangkok at the Sky Bar. This is the place where Hangover Part 2 was shot. It was a sight to behold. Bangkok skyline is pretty awesome. The drinks were too expensive for me though. 690 baht for a glass of cocktail plus vat. I just took pictures and chatted with my friends and other tourists.

Visited April 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“SKY HIGH”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

A place where you can see the Bangkok Skyline and the bustling city. Its a place to visit although a bit pricy, but worth it.

Visited April 2014
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