Asian people taking pictures. Banyan Tree Rooftop Vertigo & Moon Bar, Restaurant, , Bangkok , Thailand. View of the city, Vertig

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Asian people taking pictures. Banyan Tree Rooftop Vertigo & Moon Bar, Restaurant, , Bangkok , Thailand. View of the city, Vertigo Bar and Restaurant, roof of the Banyan Tree Hotel, at dusk Bangkok, Thailand, Asia. Reaching for the clouds at Vertigo and Moon Bar on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree hotel is one of the best ways to end a long day in Bangkok. There is no lack of rooftop bars in town but Vertigo has always been amongst the favourites. With an unusual narrow and elongated shape, the entire top of the building is occupied by both the bar and the restaurant and gives the unusual impression of being aboard a spaceship in the sky. Located on Sathorn road, a very large busy avenue peppered with tall glass and metal skyscrapers and not far from the Lumpini park and Silom area, Banyan Tree is a name often associated with luxury. The hotel and its unusual design might be a bit aging, but once you step inside the lobby, you’re still aware of this sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. From the lobby, a fast lift will take you to the 60th floor where you find the popular Bai Yun Chinese restaurant, walk pass it and up a flight of stairs that leads you outdoors. You better not be afraid of heights, as Bangkok will be laid out below you the moment you step outside. What surprises people the most is to walk out on a rooftop with absolutely nothing above you. Often similar venues would have a roof or a wall or even the continuing structure blocking part of the view. Not here… the designers have successfully eliminated anything that could block your vision and the impression is accentuated by the rather slim appearance of the building… it just appears narrow of course; there’s still a 327 room hotel underneath! But the elongated shape hosting the Moon Bar on one end and the Vertigo restaurant is certainly impressive; this spaceship has an open-air bridge connecting the two areas hovering majestically above the city.