Many Western visitors have given money to the guards of Sathorn Unique Tower Building in order to be entering that Bangkok ghost tower.
Sathorn Unique Tower which is also known as the ghost tower is an abandoned tower of 185 m high, located in the central of Bangkok, Thailand. All the infrastructure of the tower have been collapsed and degradation. In recent time, this tower has attracted a large number of visitors, especially after the launch of some video here recorded by some travel bloggers.
The entering into this ancient construction is considered illegal and the tower owners also built the fence and hires guards to protect visitors from entering. However, a lot of people keep begging the guards, giving them money or finding ways to go into the tower.
Sunfer – a 24 years old American traveler is one example. She came to visit the tower with his girlfriend Haley with the purpose of recording a video for their travel blog called The Other Side.
For the first time approaching the tower, the young couple was prevented by the guards. They were asked to leave or will have trouble with the police in Bangkok. Ian Ryan then gave the guard 100 baht to be able to visit the basement and the first floor. 2 days later, he came back to the tower and gave the guard 600 baht so that he can come to the top floor of the tower.
He needs to walk along the staircase of 47 floors, but the feeling of discovering the abandoned tower makes him excited. When his video was posted on social network, he received over 60 emails from tourists asking for the recipes to be able to enter the tower.
Luca Grioni, a 24 years old guy from Milan was also obsessed to this ghost tower. Luca said that the feeling of discovering this abandoned tower was exciting as if you have landed safety from an adventurous parachute jumping.
For 26 years old Tyler Cave from Canada, the ghost stories told by the locals about the tower motivate him to come to Bangkok. Tyler said that it was exciting to discover something different from the normal daily life. This thinking encouraged him to look for and discover the abandoned houses and places. Besides Sathorn Unique Tower, this guy has also come to many other locations which are said to be haunted places in Bali (Indonesia).
Sathorn Unique Tower has been abandoned since 1997 due to the effect of the financial crisis in Asia. At that time, the tower was around 80% completed. The tower is located in the central of Bangkok which faces the river of Chao Phraya. After 21 years of being abandoned, this is considered one of the very interesting destinations for tourists for their tours hunting for ghost.
There are a lot of rumors about this tower. Many residents in Bangkok said that this building was terrible and haunted by the soul of the builder died during the construction of the tower.