Bangkok's ghost tower, Sathorn UniqueBangkok's ghost tower, Sathorn Unique

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A 49 storeys ghost tower, with an amazing view over Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river...

My experience, Explo description: 

The building is among the major construction projects started when Thailand’s economy was booming in the 1990s. Developers envisaged a city of gleaming office and residential skyscrapers that were testament to the nation’s rapid development.

Then Thailand sank into a swamp of reckless investments and unpaid debts that became known as the 1997 Asian financial crisis. The country’s economy contracted 10% in 1998 and many of the building projects came to a crashing halt.

When I did visit the tower, I did ask for more information to the neighbourhood residents, but they told me not to go, because the tower is haunted...

All I know is that the work was 80% achieved when the construction stopped...

Have a look at the building commercial brochure :
"Sathorn Unique Tower is our first residential project in downtown Bangkok. The tower is 49 storey with the total of 659 residential units and 54 retails, located only less than 200 meters from BTS : Taksin station. Sathorn Unique Tower is also located at the edge of old commercial town of Charernkrung meets the new international business zone of Silom-Sathorn roads. It sits on the a horse-shoe blend which is considered as the best place for overlook at the Bangkok’s grand cityscape and the charm of the Chaopraya river."

Honestly, getting to the top terrace of the building is possible, but it is absolutely not a good idea. If however you want to feel adventurous, you can visit the tower’s car park, just opposite to the building (North side of the tower). The car park is 10 storey high, and it will give you a good idea of what the tower looks like...

My personal recommendations: 

ACCESS TO THE TOWER IS FORBIDDEN. To get in, you will need to get through the building closing and then to take the stairs, but access is blocked after a few storeys... You can go through, but it is at your own risk.

Take a light with you and watch your step !!!!!! The stairs leading to the top terrace are not lighted, and there are holes that can cause you to fall over several tens of meters !

How getting there: 

BTS Saphan Tak.

The tower is located close to the cross road between Sathon Tai and Charoen Krung.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long : abandoned tower.

Visit duration: 

3 hours.

Entry fees: 


Access security: 


The tower is a private property.

On the upper storeys, there are many holes and no protection and you can easily fall down : not recommended for people who have vertigo.

Last but not least, beware the animals : some dogs live on the first floor, whereas I found at least one bee nest on the top terrace...

Insane Trip into an abandoned Tower!

I entered the Sathorn Unique Building earlier this year and managed to get up to the 49th floor and… Hell…! It was insane! I wrote about my trip into this haunted tower in my blog:


Sathorn Unique was not finished, I was there on march 2011 and it was exactly in the same state, so huge and spectrally unifinished...


Some friends told me there is still a lost tower close to Nana district... Is it true? Any suggestions?


As I have heard, the Sathorn Unique tower has been finished since the article was published. So... Now you can visit the tower, but it won't look the same ;-)