One of the busiest thoroughfares in Bangkok, Sukhumvit Road heads east out of the heart of downtown. This was Bangkok's first proper road for travel beyond the city limits and, in fact, it stretches all the way east to the border of Cambodia. The locals use the road's name for this part of the city and the numerous (side streets) that sprout from it. (e.g. "Sukhumvit Soi 22").
The BTS Skytrain towers above, making movement from Siam Square all the way out to On Nut (and soon beyond that) easy, even at the busiest times of the day. Many of the Skytrain stops share names with the areas they touch upon. Thong Lor, Nana, Asoke, On Nut – there are many, and all of them merit a stop along the way. Though historic and museum attractions are few, the restaurants and entertainment options are varied, and the expat community finds comfort in as many Western-themed bars and eateries as Thai ones.
The latest fashions and electronics and much more are on display in major shopping complexes such as Central Chidlom and the Emporium. For escapes from the hectic traffic of a city of bustle, day spas such as Divana Spa or the lovely green space of Benjasiri Park are just steps from Sukhumvit Road. Infamous as red light and bar girl districts, Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy lie close to Nana and Asoke stations respectively. With big name hotels – JW Marriott and Westin – as well as some mid-range options and some hostels, it is also a nice centrally located place to stay. © NileGuide
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