The area between Sukhumvit Soi 1 and Sukhumvit Soi 63 is popular as residential area
for western expatriates. Japanese nationals tend to prefer from Soi 21 Asoke intersection
upwards, especially Soi Thong Lo. Rentals tend to be higher in the even numbered
streets between Soi 8 and Soi 28 and in the odd numbered streets between Soi 15 and
Soi 39. Soi 12 is occupied mainly by Indian expatriates.
The areas of Soi Cowboy ( between Soi 21 Asoke and Soi 23 ) and Nana Entertainment
Plaza ( Soi 4 ) are packed full of go-go bars. Restaurants of various levels of luxury
exist all along the road, as well as hotels including famous names such as The Westin,
J W Marriott, Sheraton, and Four Points by Sheraton. Also several shopping malls
are found, like the upscale The Emporium shopping centre. It also harbours the eastern
bus station at Soi 63 Ekkamai.
Major Soi's off Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok:
Sukhumvit Road is not only the longest road in Thailand, but is one of the longest
roads in the world. Towards the west end it changes name to Ploenchit Road and Rama
I Road, but to the east it runs most of the way to the Cambodian border. In this
section we are treating the Sukhumvit district as defined broadly to include everything
south of Phetchaburi Rd ( Phayonyothin ) and north of Rama IV ( Silom ).
The lowered numbered Soi's are densely packed with shopping centres and hotels, including
Siam Paragon and Siam Square and Ploenchit, while the upper Soi's are a popular residential
area for resident expatriates.
Sukhumvit offers some of the best dining in Bangkok, from 5 star dining to street
stands, the variety of choices and taste are almost overwhelming.
Sukhumvit also offers the best in bespoke tailoring. There are custom tailor shops
that can get your suits and shirts ready in less than 24 hours, although fittings
are advisable if you have time.
Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, from Na Na to Khlong Bang Phra