Sukhumvit Bangkok

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Sukhumvit Road is best described as Bangkok’s leading commercial district. One of the four major highways of Thailand and indeed one of the longest roads in the world, it stretches from Bangkok to Trat.

Unlike Silom and Siam that are renowned for their sleaze and shopping credentials, Sukhumvit has a bit of everything; sleaze, sophistication, serenity and a lot of social activity – on a number of levels. This is a place where soaring tower blocks blend with street stalls and international five-star hotels back onto Thai shophouses. 

Sukhumvit is home for many of the city’s expatriates, enjoying a cosmopolitan reputation, it comprises Thai, Asian and western faces. On top of this there is a huge variety of dining and nightlife venues and plenty in the way of novelty 'Thailand moments' (Nana and Soi Cowboy).

The interlocking sub sois are laden with independent businesses, galleries, shops, spas and bars but cultural and historical attractions are a bit thin on the ground around the area, which has succumbed to a certain degree of urban development. Well connected to the MRT and BTS stations, avoiding the traffic and getting out of Sukhumvit to soak up some sights is easily done.

Sukhumvit, in many respects is an evening place with its immense choice of restaurants, hotels and nightclubs. However, there are still plenty of daytime activities to occupy your time. These include the Thailand’s Creative & Design Centre (TCDC) library and exhibition space at the top of the Emporium Shopping Centre, parks and traditional Thai homes – Kamthieng House, for example.

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Nightlife in Sukhumvit

While Patpong is perhaps the most notorious of Bangkok’s nightlife zones, Sukhumvit is the most eclectic and for a lot of the city’s residents, the most popular. An evening in Sukhumvit could involve anything from cocktails at a fabulous rooftop bar, dancing the night away down in one of Soi 11’s internationally renowned clubs, or enjoying Read More...

Where to Stay in Sukhumvit

In terms of hotels, serviced accommodation and guesthouses, Sukhumvit rules supreme, with a rich tapestry of spaces to rest your head while in Bangkok. The scope of accommodation choices stretch from five-star hotels to the affordable, no frills – does what it says on the package-style rooms. In between these extremes expect to sample funky boutique Read More...

What to See & Do in Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit is lacking in traditional Thai tourist attractions and although places of cultural interest are present they take a more contemporary face, pushing new ideas of Thai culture and creativity. The TCDC plays host to fashion and art exhibitions and also features a library popular with the city’s creative set.

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Where to Eat in Sukhumvit

The choice of restaurants and food styles in Sukhumvit is best reflected by the number of nationalities that live in the area. Basically, you can eat pretty much whatever your heart desires – be it Japanese, Mediterranean, Indian or Middle Eastern. From fine dining to fast food Japanese-style, price ranges vary and allow you the option Read More...

Sukhumvit Shopping

Sukhumvit's shopping is sprawled out and you'll have to do some leg work to get the goods. The Emporium – Bangkok’s original mega-mall and Sukhumvit’s consumer palace, with every international brand known to man leads the way, while Thong Lo features many independent traders running quaint and funky boutiques and is a good place to pick
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