Ghost Tower: Climbing Bangkok’s Abandoned Skyscraper

Bangkok Skyscraper

Abandoned Skyscraper in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

The skyscraper’s 43rd floor is the most haunted of them all. Treading carefully over piles of debris, I pick my way through musty darkness praying I won’t vanish into a hole.

It happened in the bathroom. One morning a local photographer who was climbing the tower happened to smell something rancid, and went to investigate.

That’s when he discovered the body.

Sathorn Unique Building

Bangkok’s Sathorn Unique skyscraper was supposed to become a premium luxury apartment complex with amazing views of the Chao Phraya River.

That was until this massive construction project was suddenly abandoned due to the collapse of the Thai Baht during Asia’s 1997 Financial Crisis.

Left to rot in neglect, the unfinished skyscraper eventually became a home for drug addicts, homeless vagrants, and wild dogs.

Sathorn Unique Bangkok

Sathorn Unique Tower

Bangkok Skyscraper Graffiti

Graffiti Covers the Walls

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One Comment to Ghost Tower: Climbing Bangkok’s Abandoned Skyscraper

  1. KK says:


    A friend and I are considering climbing in the next few weeks. Would you know if it’s possible to go during the day, or does only the evening work?


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