Abandoned Buildings in Thailand for Urbex
Before it became derelict, the Abandoned Batman Nightclub in Thailand was a significant hotspot for upper-class tourists, and pimps. However, after its novel inception in 1994, it only operated for a mere 18 months. This building was amazing to walk through. It was huge and so spacious. There was an extremely high elevator which was completely stripped of its innards, so if you weren’t looking where you were going, you could fall over 6 storeys to the ground. Each floor had an enormous hole in the middle, which when you think about it, was pretty dangerous to have in a nightclub – but pretty unique all the same. Finally, the graffiti throughout the entire building was so colourful and impressive. Word is that professional graffiti artists were invited to create pieces on the walls in an attempt to revive the poorly building. The lower level hosted the main Batman stage, which is now completely submerged in metres of water. The upper levels were used primarily for escort and VIP services. And there is a rooftop level with 360-degree views over the city. The enormous building ceased operating when a fire spread through the club during which several patrons and members
On Sep. 16, 2007, 89 people died after one of the MD-82’s operated by One-Two-Go, a now-defunct budget carrier owned by Orient Thai, crash-landed and exploded during an attempted landing at Phuket International Airport. Somehow, the plane made its way to Bangkok where it now sits rotting away in a random field near one of the airports. The field, now known as Bangkok’s “aeroplane graveyard”, consists of fuselages, wings, and debris from the MD-82 as well as a cruise-sized Boeing 747 and two medium-sized planes. The site is also occupied by a few Thai families who have transformed one of the smaller planes into a home. If you happen to find the planes and want to experience what it’s like standing inside a double-decker plane stripped of its innards, be prepared to pay 200 baht! Enjoy the video and photo gallery below and don’t forget to follow Abandoned World Photography on Facebook and Instagram.