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Sukhumvit Road  or Thailand Route 3  is a major highway in Thailand, and a major service road of Bangkok and other cities it winds through. It follows a coastal route from Bangkok to Trat and is just over 400 km in length.

Sukhumvit Road is named after the fifth chief of the Department of Highways, Phra Bisal Sukhumvit. It is one of the four major highways of Thailand, along with Phahonyothin Road  ( Route 1 ), Mittraphap Road ( Route 2 ) and Phetkasem Road ( Route 4 ) Sukhumvit Road begins in Bangkok, as a continuation of Rama I Road and Phloen Chit Road. Roads which span Pathum Wan district. Starting from where the boundaries of the districts of Khlong Toei, Pathum Wan and Watthana meet, it runs the entire length of the border between Khlong Toei and Watthana, then passes through Phra Khanong and Bang Na districts.


It then crosses the border between Bangkok and Samut Prakan Province and subsequently continues east through Chachoengsao Province, south through Chonburi Province, east through Rayong Province, south - east through Chanthaburi Province, and ends in the town of Trat, capital of Trat Province, about 100 km short of the Hat Lek border crossing with Cambodia.

In Chonburi Province it passes through the towns of Chon Buri City, Laem Chabang, Bang Lamung township, Sri Racha ( see picture on the right ) and Pattaya.

In the capital, Sukhumvit Road serves as a main commercial street, and this section is often congested, even at late evening hours. The Chalerm Mahanakhon Expressway has an exit at Soi 1. and Ratchadaphisek Road crosses Sukhumvit at the Asoke  intersection.

The Sukhumvit area of Bangkok is easily accessible on the Sky train Sukhumvit Line, which runs from Mo Chit through the Silom Line interchange at Siam Square up to On Nut ( see picture on the right ) on Soi ( side street ) 81. The Bangkok Metro's Sukhumvit Station interchanges with the Sky train at Asoke.The Sois are numbered from West to East, with odd numbers branching off North East of Sukhumvit, and even numbers branching off South West.

Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand, Page 1, Phloen Chit, Na Na, Samut Prakan,
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand, Page 1, Phloen Chit, Na Na, Samut Prakan,

Above, Sukhumvit Road as seen from Ekkamai Sky Train Station. Below Sri Racha in Chonburi Province

Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand, Page 1, Phloen Chit, Na Na, Samut Prakan,
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Page 2, Soi 1 to Soi 63, Soi 21 Asoke, Soi 4