Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok is really the nerve centre of the city. On either side of the road, you will find some of the main Sukhumvit hotel accommodations including international hotel chains, shopping malls, financial centres as well as the main nightlife attractions in the city. This part of Bangkok is popular with the city’s expat community along with international tourists. Being a high-end upscale part of Bangkok, it no doubt has plenty to see and experience. Here is a look at some of the main things that you can expect to see in this glitzy part of Bangkok:
A visit to Sukhumvit must include the customary stop at Terminal 21. This world famous fun shopping mall has nice themes based on the great cities of the world including London and Tokyo or even Istanbul with each “city” displaying the unique products and merchandise found in their real counterparts. Each of the 8 floors of the shopping mall represents some unique world location. If you are travelling to Thailand for some shopping, it would be convenient to choose a Sukhumvit hotel close to Terminal 21.
This is a beach club as well as an artificial wave machine that is found in Bangkok. It is a great family attraction and provides a good way for the family to have plenty of fun and cool it off. You can also learn a new exciting sport here and get the boredom out of your life. Flowriding is a combination of wakeboarding and surfing on an inflatable ramp. There is a thin sheet of water that is pumped on it in order to simulate a breaking wave.
Baan Kamthieng House Museum
This is a green and serene area that is right in the middle of the busy Sukhumvit. It is surrounded by skyscrapers, hotel chains and condos. It sits very close to Terminal 21 shopping mall. The museum takes you back to the traditional Thai village with its renovated teak house feel and has some interesting displays of traditional rural life in Thailand. If you love Thai history and culture, consider dropping by here to get a little glimpse of that.
This is a little fun place for kids and adults. It is situated at Molly Fantasy at the Gateway Shopping Mall, 5thFloor. It is really the best place for the young ones to let off some steam as their parents watch. There is a soft play area, with slides that are inflatable as well as pink merry go rounds and trucks that kids can use to speed around. Kids older than 12 are not allowed.
At the Benjakitti Park, you will catch one of the most picturesque and heart-warming views of the skyline of downtown Bangkok. It is a rectangular areas which is situated next to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Here you can have a narrow swathe of green right next to a concrete jungle. There are dedicated tracks for jogging and cycling that encircle the entire park.
There is much more that you can experience in Sukhumvit during your Bangkok stay. Find a nice Sukhumvit hotel that will give you great accessibility and comfort when you are visiting the city.