What to See in Sukhumvit
There aren't many traditional tourist attractions on Sukhumvit Road. There are just a few temples and no palaces to explore. Instead what lends Sukhumvit its magnetism is its modern face: towering luxury hotels, colossal condominiums, air-conditioned shopping malls and entertainment complexes, fine restaurants, trendy shops and world-class nightlife.
Then there are the crowds - an attraction in themselves. Where else can you see veiled Muslim women brushing past provocatively dressed ladyboys; middle-aged European males nonchalantly walking hand-in-hand with exotic Thai women? Each soi, or lane, has its own personality and target audience and endless hours can be spent exploring them. To see multi-culturalism at work, visit Soi 3 (Soi Nana), a Middle Eastern enclave known as 'Little Arabia'.Read More
- Chao Phraya River Cruise with Dinner
- Half-Day Cooking Lesson at Blue Elephant Cooking School
- Siam Niramit Show
- Calypso Cabaret Show
- Temples & City Tour
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple Tour
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Siam Niramit Show at the Grand Theatre with Dinner & Roundtrip Transfer
- Safari World Tour with Roundtrip Transfer
- Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha, Marble Temple & Gems Gallery Tour
All Attractions in Sukhumvit
Ardel's Third Place Gallery
Housed inside a three-storey loft – The Third Place – Ardel’s art gallery occupies the first level floor space which is also used as a workshop area for special events. The brainchild of an art professor from Thailand’s leading art institution – Silpakorn University – Ardel promotes the works of contemporary Thai artists as well as those from across disciplines. Previous exhibits at Ardel’s Third Place include Anak Navaraj’s ‘Scratched the Surface’ photo exhibit, Nino Sarabutra’s mixed media ‘Live, Love & Let Die’ and Seiji Kunishima’s ‘Sculpture Wrapped Memory’.
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 19:00 (Tue-Sat), 10:30 – 17:30 (Sun), Closed Monday
- Location: The Third Place, Thonglor Soi 10
- Tel: +66 (0)2 422 2092
Overlooking one of the most picturesque views of the downtown Bangkok skyline, Benjakitti Park covers a rectangular area of 130 rais (208,000sqms) opposite the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The park forms a narrow swathe of green around the expansive Lake Ratchada, with dedicated bicycle and jogging tracks encircling the whole park. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 05:00 - 20:00 daily
- Location: Lake Ratchada, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
- MRT: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
- BTS: Asok
- How to get there: From BTS (exit 4), walk about 5 minutes towards Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. If you take the MRT, walk towards Asok-Montri for about 5 minutes.
One of the most endearing features of Bangkok is the city's numerous parks where abundant greenery sprouts amongst towering sky scrapers and congested roads. Check out our Bangkok Parks and Activities page for more information on parks in the city. Built in 1992 to celebrate Queen Sirikit's 60th birthday, Benjasiri Park is often referred to as 'Queen's Park'. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:00-21:00
- BTS: Phrom Phong
- Address: Next to the Emporium Shopping Centre, Sukhumvit 23
Dinosaur Planet Bangkok is a theme park dedicated to prehistoric beasts, from the snarling T-rex to packs of Velociraptors. Opening in 2016, the amusement park will be located in the Phrom Phong area of Sukhumvit and will feature up to 200 life size models of popular dinosaurs. This promises to be very popular a place to photograph yourself with these long extinct beasts, and the construction of these models is incredibly impressive. Read More...
- Location: Sukhumvit Road, Phrom Phong (next to Benjasiri Park)
"There’s been a murder!" And so begins your task to uncover the evidence and solve the clues needed to complete Escape Hunt, one of the most enjoyable activities in central Bangkok. It is essentially a live puzzle game in which your group of two to five players have to piece together evidence against the clock. The game is designed for anyone aged seven and over, and is a great activity for a families, friends or co-workers to play. Now on to the third generation of games, Escape Hunt even has something new to offer guests who have previously played and would like another shot at playing detective.
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- Opening Hours: 09:30 to 20:30 (first game at 10:00, last game at 19:00)
- BTS: Asok
- Address: Interchange 21 Building (Citibank), Level B2, Asok Intersection
- Tel: +66 (0)2 611 2828
- Price Range: 600 baht to 900 baht per person, depending on the size of the group
A simulation flight is an extra-special gift for everyone, from young children who dream of being pilots to those who have a passion for planes, and according to research it can even help those who are scared of flying find their wings. The experience feels so realistic that the cockpit in Bangkok has even been used in films and TV shows, and although it isn’t a bargain, it still costs significantly less than in Australia or Europe.
- BTS: Ekkamai
- Address: Gateway Ekamai, 2nd Floor, Sukumvit road, Klong Toey, Phra Khanong, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0)2 048 9922, +66 (0)84 614 2694 and +66 (0)92 529 4616
- Price Range: a 30 minute flight experience costs 4,550 baht; a 60 minute flight experience costs 6,900 baht
If you want a guaranteed hit for the small children in your family, then Funarium Indoor Playground in Bangkok is the place to go. This large entertainment area may look like a warehouse from outside, but once you step inside and through the childproof gates - to prevent them from getting out, rather than in of course – you will find 2,000 m2 of activities, with a large climbing structure, little kids soft play, sand and water area as well as a arts and craft centre and baking station. The entire space is air-conditioned so children can run around without worrying about the weather outside, whether it’s rainy or simply Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00 everyday
- Address: 111/1 Sukhumvit 26, Bangkok 10110
- Tel: +66 (0)2 665 6555
A beautiful, stilted 19th rice farmer's teak house transplanted from the banks of Chiang Mai's Ping River to Bangkok in 1964, Kamthieng House is now the headquarters of the Siam Society - a place dedicated to preserving and promoting Thai culture and heritage. Inside is a collection of agricultural and domestic items - woven fish baskets and terra-cotta pots among other items - which show the everyday lives of ordinary people in the past. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00 (Tuesday – Saturday)
- BTS: Asoke
- Address: 131 Soi Asoke, north of Sukhumvit on Soi 21
Located in one of Bangkok's most affluent districts on Sukhumvit Soi 31, La Lanta Fine Art offers contemporary artwork in the form of painting, sculpture, photography and fine art prints by established Thai and international artists.
La Lanta Fine Art represents artistic talent from Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Japan, Denmark, Israel, Belgium, Australia, the UK and the US. The gallery continues to seek high-quality art through its affiliation programmes with art galleries across Asia, Europe, and the US.
The gallery has initiated a ‘YOUNG PROGRAMME’ project with the clear purpose of discovering fresh and accomplished art by budding artists. The YOUNG PROGRAMME offers opportunities for new faces to showcase their Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 10:00 – 19:00 Closed on Monday
- Address: 245/14 Sukhumvit Soi 31 Sukhumvit Road Klongtan Nua, Wattana Bangkok 10110 (BTS Prompong Station exit 5)
- Tel: +66 (0)2 2605381, +66 (0)2 2040583 Fax: +66 (0)2 2040582
Laser games in Bangkok have been few and far between in recent years so when Lazgam opened in early 2016 we were happy to have a family friendly, all-weather activity to try. Games last 15 minutes and really get the heart racing. Located on the fifth floor of the Holiday Inn Sukhumvit, Lazgam Bangkok is spread out across two floors within a maze of walls and partitions. There are several types of game to play but the most common are Teams, red vs blue, or Solo Play, which means every man for himself. Other game types include Alien Invasion when one player starts as the alien and has to shoot Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00-22:00
- Location: 5th floor Holiday Inn Sukhumvit Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 22
- BTS: Asok or Phrom Phong
- Tel: +66 (0)2 663 7703
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/lazgamlasergames/
- Price Range: 300-350 baht per 15-minute game
Here youngsters can learn about science and technology, natural history, the environment and deep space in informal surroundings. The Science Museum aims to open the door on scientific experimentation and discovery with special events, lectures and discussions on science, astrology and related subjects.
The Planetarium has a giant projection of the solar system and a section on the life of stars. On top of that the Aquatic World, Nature and the Environment area, Health Science area and Children's Discovery House can all be explored. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 16:00 (Closed on Mondays and public holidays)
- BTS: Ekkamai
- Address: 928 Sukumvit Road, Next Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai), near Ekkamai BTS Station on Sukhumvit Road
- Tel: + 66 (2) 391 0544
Pridi Banomyong Institute
This tree-shrouded building complex dedicated to the important historical figure Pridi Banomyong is a venue for promoting Thai arts and culture. It hosts monthly art movies, stage performances by aspiring Thai artists as well as cultural seminars and workshops. If you go on a non-event day, you’ll find it quite deserted. Walk all the way to the open courtyard in the back, passing through a wooden walkway, and you will see two tiny art spaces displaying works of random artists. But unless you come with a specific purpose, e.g. watching art movies, then you might want to skip this place.
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 17:30 (Tue-Sun)
- Location: Between Thonglor Soi 3 and 5
- Tel: +66 (0)2 530 5198, +66 (0)2 391 3807
Rama IX Park is the largest green space in Bangkok, with a beautiful botanical garden, large lake and gardens inspired by countries around the world. Built in 1987 to celebrate King Bhumibol’s 60th Birthday, a visit to this large park on the outskirts of Bangkok is a great break from the city and, despite all the interesting things to see, remains surprisingly free of tourists and offers a genuine experience of how locals spend their afternoons off. Read More...
- Location: 15 minutes from Udom Suk BTS by taxi
- Address: Suan Luang Rama 9, Sukumvit 103 Road (Udom Suk)
- Tel: +66 (0)2 32813856
- Price Range: Entrance 10 Baht
Snow Town Bangkok is an indoor themed village and play area with 30-40 cm of artificial snow located in Gateway Ekkamai shopping mall. Inside the air conditioned hall there is a Main Street with Japanese restaurants, shops and a playground. There is also a modest slope with sleighs and skis for rent so you can recreate the sensation of being high up in the mountains of Hokkaido. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11.00 - 22.00, Saturday - Sunday and Holidays 10.00 - 22.00
- Location: Fifth Floor, Gateway Ekkamai, Sukhumvit Road
- BTS: Ekkamai
- Price Range: From 80 baht for young children, 100 baht for older children and adults (gear rental and activities require additional fees)
Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
- Location: Sukhumvit Road (between Soi 19 and 21)
- BTS: Asok (direct access via Skywalk)