Virtual Thailand: Check in to the Dusit Thani Hotel (VR)

BANGKOK — When it comes to the changing skin of the city, the only cruel constant is change. But virtual reality can preserve what reality taketh away.

Take a brief tour of the Dusit Thani hotel, which was one of Bangkok’s first high-rise hotels and even had a discotheque when it opened in 1970. Sadly the prime example of Thai modernism and symbol of Bangkok’s swinging days will be demolished in 2018 to make way for a mixed-use development.

The video is available embedded above and below from YouTube. On the desktop, use your pointing device to look around. On a smartphone, simply move your phone to change the viewing direction. Users of Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard or virtual reality headsets should check their documentation on how to watch on their devices.

 

Related stories:

Artists Invade Bangkok’s Swankiest Hotel (Video)

Drawn-Out Goodbyes Made to Vanishing Bangkok

Bangkok’s Dusit Thani Hotel Gets Date With Wrecking Ball