[Sathorn Unique Tower (photo by Matthew Karsten).]
In Bangkok there is an abandoned skyscraper that is known as the ghost tower. The Sathorn Unique Tower was constructed during the 1990’s and it was nearly completed until the 1997 Asian financial crisis brought construction to a halt.
While there hasn’t been any reports for a solution to this monument to corruption and financial failure,
the building has become a popular urban exploration destination for those looking to do something beyond the usual tourist sites in Bangkok.
Here is a list of bloggers who have documented their climb. Of course this is only a small percentage of people who have climbed the tower, but the articles give you an insight into what to expect and how to go about making the climb. And as the bloggers point out, this isn’t exactly a legal activity and the climb is not endorsed by the bloggers or this blog.
Jason and Shaun
Team Farang are Jason and Shaun from farangclothing.com. They spent a day exploring the tower, and filmed it from a Freerunners perspective. Their account is listed in their guide to Bangkok, and also on the Youtube video below.
The Farang Guide to Bangkok
Chris of adventurizer.com shares his experience climbing Sathorn Unique ‘Ghost/Suicide’ Tower. He mentions that Thai people believe the tower is haunted.
Climbing the Sathorn Unique ‘Ghost/Suicide’ Tower – An impression of Bangkok
Jeremy Scott Foster
Jeremy Scott Foster writes about his quest climbing the abandoned building and points out the dangers encountered on the way up.
Entering the Sathorn Unique, the abandoned ghost skyscraper in Bangkok
The blogger known as Escape remarks on the blissful silence during the climb up the 49 floors (“calm in the chaos”) which is a stark contrast to Bangkok’s constant noise.
Climbing the Sathorn Unique Tower: Bangkok’s ghost tower
Group Climb (dontstayput.com)
Media company dontstayput.com’s crew climbed the 49-story building project, Sathorn Unique Tower and what local’s believed to be haunted earning it the nickname “ghost tower.”
Climbing Bangkok’s “Ghost Tower” – the Abandoned Sathorn Unique Building
Expert Vagabond blogger Matthew visited the Sathorn Unique Tower and says that “the skyscraper’s 43rd floor is the most haunted of them all.”
Ghost Tower: climbing Bangkok’s abandoned skyscraper
Digital nomad Amy together with her friends fellow (French) nomads, Arthur and Axel and their friend Chloe went urban exploring in Bangkok’s Sathorn Unique Tower.
Exploring an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok: The Sathorn Unique Tower
The view at the top of the Sathorn Unique Tower is magnificent according to blogger Chris. If you are not scared of heights or an empty ghost building this is highly recommended.
Urban exploring the abandoned Sathorn Unique Tower in Bangkok
Jeanette was living in Bangkok and joined a group of fellow Bangkogians and Couchsurfers for a journey to the abandoned tower.
Workout at Sathorn Unique – abandoned tower
Sab took the chance of climbing up Sathorn Unique is a 49-story building in Bangkok, Thailand. She also shares “Entering the Sathorn Unique Building is illegal. Climbing to the top is very dangerous.”
Exploration of an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok: The Sathorn Unique building
Sally lists the Sathorn climb as one of the crazy things to do in Bangkok.
The Ghost Tower and other crazy things to see in Bangkok
Alex posts instructions on how to climb the tower and recommends going for the sunset.
How to climb the ghost tower in Bangkok
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