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Thailand is building a 459 metres high observation tower in Bangkok

Bangkok is poised to build a massive candle-like skyscraper that will be the tallest observation tower in Southeast Asia at 459 metres high.

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Bangkok is poised to build a massive candle-like skyscraper that will be the tallest observation tower in Southeast Asia at 459 metres high.

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The new tower, which will be built on Thai government land by the Bangkok Observation Tower Foundation and the National Identity Foundation, has recently been given the go-head by the country’s cabinet.

The shape of the building is modelled after a candle, a nod to the lighting of candles on the birthday of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej “as a symbolic gesture of lighting up the country with prosperity.” The death of the King in 2016, after a 77-year reign, resulted in a period of national mourning across the country that led to more subdued celebrations in a country that is a famous for its festivals.

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