Sukhumvit: Everything You Need to Know Before You Visit

Sukhumvit is an exclusive district in the heart of Bangkok that is home to luxurious apartments, delicious restaurants, and popular bars. It is a very popular destination for both young tourists as well as expats and the longer you explore the area, the more you will find that it is also very popular amongst locals.

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The area is basically one long road, in fact, it is the longest road in Thailand, and the more southeast along the road you go, you will find some neighborhoods such as the Khlong Toei district, which is one of the poorest areas you will find in Bangkok.

Sukhumvit is full of things to do no matter what sort of visitor you are, and it is a place to go if you want to the full Bangkok experience. Here is everything you need to know before you visit the unique area of Sukhumvit.

Where to Stay

There are many different types of accommodation available in Sukhumvit which will suit your needs, no matter what your budget. While it is home to luxurious hotels, it also offers some stylish serviced apartments and good value hotels for those on a tighter budget.

For example, the Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4, which is a hotel near Ploenchit BTS, is the perfect place for both business and leisure travelers to stay. Their rooms are both modern yet homely and there are facilities such as a swimming pool and fitness suite available for guests to use. It is also home to a rooftop bar where guests can enjoy the 270-degree view of their surroundings and can witness the hustle and bustle of Bangkok from above.

Where to Eat

There are endless options when it comes to finding somewhere to eat during your time in Sukhumvit and even the fussiest of eaters will be satisfied with the cuisine that the area has to offer. If you want to experience some authentic Thai food, then you should be sure to visit Bo.Lan, which has been recognized as being one of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok for many years.

Here you will find various options available to satisfy your taste buds, and they also have set menu options as well as an a la carte menu available at selected times during the day.

Things to Do

You will find many things to do on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, and the Octave rooftop bar is one of the most popular attractions around. Here you can enjoy a drink while taking in the breathtaking views that the sky bar has to offer. The rooftop bar provides a 360-degree view of Bangkok, which means that you can take in all that Bangkok has to offer while enjoying a drink and relaxing.

If you have time, then you should try and include a Thai massage somewhere in your itinerary. The popular massage parlor Happy Feet is well known for its traditional Thai massage as well as aromatherapy and beauty and nail care.

During your trip to Bangkok, you should be sure to experience everything that Sukhumvit has to offer!