Sukhumvit is the luxury end of Bangkok with plenty of upscale restaurants, hotels, condos and office buildings. It is one of the newer areas, Bangkok being a fairly ancient cities and only grew over the past 50 years. Sukhumvit is also one of the fastest growing property hotspots in the city. Property prices are quite high and there is easy access to Bangkok’s financial centre of Silom. Many expats in Bangkok live in Sukhumvit and you can find a nice Sukhumvit luxury hotel for your vacation.
Being a busy and highly trafficked part of the city, there is almost a permanent traffic jam in this part of the city. One of the best access routes is through the Bangkok Skytrain through the Sukhumvit line. You can get off at Nana, Thong Lo, Asok, On Nut or the Ekkamai stations. All these stations are situated on Sukhumvit Road.
The Asok station will get you right into the middle of the action in Sukhumvit. You can also reach this area through the MRT system of railway. Another access route is through the waterway via the Chao Phraya River Express. You can transfer to any Saen Saep Express Boat and then alight at Asok, Nana Nuea or the Chit Lom pier. Once here, there are great Sukhumvit luxury hotel options that you can pick.
One of the best things about Sukhumvit is that there are lots of culture and experiences here that you will certainly love indulging yourself in. It is a top-end luxury with a modern Thai touch. You can go to numerous upscale malls and departmental stores where you can shop for virtually anything. The numerous shops to cater for the wealthy Thais as well as wealthy expats. At the Emporium situated near the Phrom Phong BTS station, you can find some great European labels including top-brand watches, handbags and fashion.
Along the Sukhumvit Road, you will find a broad selection of eateries ranging from the upmarket Thai restaurants serving delicious Thai cuisine to Japanese, Indian, Chinese and European restaurants.
Sukhumvit is not all elegance and cool luxury. The wealth here has also attracted a sleazy element to this side of Bangkok. There are hostess bars and go-go bars as well as beer gardens and sports bars. It is a rich tapestry that really caters for all tastes even though, it might not cater for all pockets.
Nightlife on Patpong Road
For many travelers to Bangkok, this is usually the highlight of the visit. Patpong is Bangkok’s famous red light district and there are numerous girly bars, strip joints, brothels and many other seedier joints that are aimed at the sex tourists to Bangkok. However, Patpong is not all sleaze. There are certain other aspects that will appeal to travelers looking for other experiences. One of this is the Patpong Night Market. This is a tourist-focused market where you can find lots of merchandise ranging from souvenirs to fake DVDs or even jewelry.
As an upscale address in Bangkok, you can find a great Sukhumvit luxury hotel. There are numerous hotels that you can choose from ranging from the classic luxurious five-star hotels to Boutique hotels amongst many others. Check out the reviews and see where you are going to incredible value for money during your luxury visit here.