Sukhumvit in Bangkok is a mishmash of up market apartments, villas, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs and street markets. One of the longest thoroughfares in the world starts here and runs through the district and continues 400 km east almost to the Cambodian border. Several ‘Sois’ or streets and sub streets, branch off Sukhumvit Road.
Being one of the main commercial areas of the city, Sukhumvit has some of the most expensive real estate in the country. As one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Bangkok many foreigners call it home at least temporarily. Each area along the road is defined by their Soi numbers and is known by the characteristics of the people who live or conduct business there. Affluent Thais and western expatriates are known to live between Soi 1 and 63. Soi 21 is popular with the Japanese while Soi 55 is where Indians hang out. Arabs are known to congregate in Soi 3/1. Apartments, houses and commercial property rentals are believed to be higher between Sois 8 and 28 and Sois 15 and 39.
The best dining, shopping and entertainment options in Bangkok from five star restaurants to elegant shopping malls and hip clubs to street food and pavement hawkers are to be found in Sukhumvit. It is a buzz till late into the night with street vendors camped out on the pavements selling all manner of merchandise in the day time and hawking beer and food after midnight.
Nightlife here offers a plethora of choices. Have a cocktail at the many elegant rooftop bars in the area and dance the night away in Soi 11’s renowned clubs. European, American and British style bars, pubs and restaurants cater to western expatriates and professionals. Due to its cosmopolitan ambience and transport links including the metro and monorail service it is very popular with visitors. Its huge selection of entertainment, dining and shopping options makes Sukhumvit the most happening place in Bangkok.
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