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Guide to the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok

Guide to Sukhumvit area of Bangkok

Quite easily one of Bangkok’s more popular commercial districts, the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok is in fact a long stretch of road. The road which stretches from Bangkok to Trat is acknowledged to be one of the longest roads in the world and is one of the major highways in the country.

Visitors to this area are often surprised at the contradictions that the area presents with its tall buildings that house a large part of Bangkok’s business community standing amicably beside small stalls and tiny roadside shops that are presided over by street vendors. Visitors will also find many sophisticated hotels in the area, along with a collection of small local shops.

Sukhumvit streetsVisitors to the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok will be able to choose from a long list of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Sukhumvit Road boasts some of Bangkok’s bestrestaurants and nightclubs, from rooftop bars to authentic Thai clubs. For internationaltourists who prefer European-style clubs or the British pub scene, the Road has a wide range of options to offer. If you are looking for an authentic Thai experience on the other hand, a visit to the Soi Cowboy on Sukhumvit Road is recommended.

The Sukhumvit area caters to the international palette and hosts restaurants that specialise in Mediterranean, Lebanese and Indian cuisine, in addition to its many authentic Thai restaurants.

Finding accommodation will not be a problem in this area, as the Sukhumvit road is also home to a large percentage of Bangkok’s finest hotels and guesthouses. Shopping opportunities confront tourists at every turn, especially since Sukhumvit Road is home to the Emporium, one of Bangkok’s most celebrated and frequented malls.


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