EmQuartier is no regular mall. The capital of Bangkok is known for its high-end shopping hubs, but EmQuartier surely takes luxury to a whole new level. Even the skytrain platform in which visitors travel to get to the mall is impeccably designed, one of the only redesigned platforms in the city. Leeser Architecture is behind the luxurious shopping space and the mall is made up of a number of noteworthy features. One of the most memorable is the waterfall that sits at the shopping hub’s core, coming in at 40-meters in length and cascading down EM District, one of three subsections of EmQuartier. Another notable landmark is the tropical garden just adjacent to this waterfall, equipped with 3,000 square meters of lush foliage, gardens, a pond, and more.
Crumbling infrastructure, graffiti, and relics of a would-be condominium are all that remain of Sathorn Unique Tower. Otherwise known as the Ghost Tower, this abandoned building was originally designed to be a high-end living space. Construction halted when the capital was hit hard by the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, and it now remains abandoned and is a rare site in a city that continues to modernize its urban décor. Though the tower is not shiny and new, its decomposing exterior makes it strangely stunning, with curious tourists making their way to Sathorn Unique Tower in the hope of capturing an epic photograph from its rooftop.