Sukhumvit doesn’t actually have any tourist attractions to speak of yet this 24/7, busy, bustling area of the city attracts thousands and thousands of visitors, old and new, every year. Why? Sukhumvit has it all whether you’re looking for great shopping, cool bars and clubs, restaurants that cater for every palette (Zaks in Soi 11 is a personal favourite), delicious freshly prepared street food, a trendy rooftop bar or to be completely spoilt and pampered in a luxury spa.
Sukhumvit also offers easy access to both the BTS (Skytrain) and the MRT (Underground) which means you can easily get around Bangkok to see the sights. You can get more information on getting about in Bangkok from our Quick Guide To Getting Around in Bangkok.
If all that isn't enough then two of the three red-light areas in Bangkok are located in the Sukhumvit Road area too - the infamous Soi Cowboy between Soi 21 and Soi 23 (Asoke) and also Nana Plaza in Soi 4 - in case your curious enough to go and take a look!
Although not in the Sukhumvit area, if you're looking for great places to shop then Central Plaza Grand Rama IX is only a few stops from Sukhumvit on the MRT. Just hop on the MRT at Sukhumvit station and go to Phra Ram 9 station. When you get off the train you'll be in Central Plaza Grand Rama IX, one of Bangkok's mega-shopping malls. Phra Ram 9 station is also connected, via an underpass, to Fortune Town which is a great place to go if your looking to buy some techy gadgets.
If, like us, you like a few games of pool sometimes, the best place we have found in the Sukhumvit area is Hillary 3 bar in Sukhumvit Soi 11. Hillary 3 is a lady bar - although they do have a ‘no hassle policy’ - but if you head upstairs to floors 1 and 2 you will find they have 4 good quality pool tables where to can play pool for free, provided you buy some drinks.
Sukhumvit Soi 11 is also great in the evening if you fancy some delicious street food. There are a number of street food vendors at the lower end of the soi who sell a fantastic selection of seafood at very competitive prices. The Night Food Market in Sukhumvit Soi 38 is also historically well known for it's street food although, at the time of wrting this, recent press reports have suggested the area has been sold to developers.
While the Sukhumvit area is great fun and has a lot to offer, the area is well known for it's red-light areas and so called 'lady bars' so, in our opinion, if you're travelling with kids then Sukhumvit is possibly the least family friendly area in this guide to Bangkok.
...and when you’re all worn out and ready for bed, Sukhumvit has a range of hotels to suit almost any budget from basic ultra cheap room only deals to 5 star luxury indulgence.
So, if Sukhumvit sounds like it's for you then you can find great offers on Sukhumvit Road hotels here.
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