Sukhumvit Travel Guide – The most popular tourist spot in Bangkok

Sukhumvit is the most popular tourist destination which has a vibrant nightlife and is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in Thailand.
Here are some of the best things to do while visiting the city.

Terminal 21

Terminal 21 | Image Credit : Koudkeu, Terminal21 SF2, CC BY-SA 4.0

Terminal 21

This is a shopping mall that has an airport theme which consists of a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Each of the floors is designed to represent famous tourist destinations such as Tokyo, Paris, London and Istanbul and has miniature replicas of its landmarks like the Golden Bridge and Eiffel Tower.

Markets

If you’re staying at a Sukhumvit suites hotel similar to that of Somerset Maison Asoke and want to learn more about the day to day life of the locals of Thailand, then visiting one of the animated markets in Sukhumvit is the best way to do it. The market at Soi 1 that offers clothing items, street food and trinkets is a great place to start.

The cuisine

Sukhumvit is a foodies’ paradise that offers both local Thai and international cuisine. There are plenty of eateries ranging from street food vendors to chic fine dine restaurants that serve mouth-watering Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Mexican cuisine. The flavour palette in Sukhumvit is so wide that it offers something for everyone.

Spa treatment

Getting a relaxing spa is the best way to unwind after a long day of exploring the busy streets of Sukhumvit. While most of the places accommodate walk-in guests its best to plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

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Bangkok on a Budget – The Very Epic Centre of Backpacking

Bangkok has always been considered to be most popular spot for backpacking in Asia. Read on to find out how you can experience all that the city has to offer, on a budget!

How to Get Around

Getting around in Bangkok is relatively easy with several options available. The BTS Skytrain/MRT is fast, reliable and cheap. The boat services which operate on the Chao Phraya River too are worth checking out along with meter taxis. However, the famous Tuk Tuks are just plain expensive! If you do wish to try it, do settle on a price before setting off.

Places to Eat

Ready to feast? Then check out Terminal 21, one of the largest food courts in the city or San Road which offers some of the most mouth-watering Thai dishes. If you are on a quest to taste the best Pad Thai in all of Bangkok, then head over to the legendary Thip Sami Pad Thai restaurant!

Places to stay

On a very strict budget? Then check out Khao San Road or Silom Road for the cheapest accommodation. While it does boast of a festive vibe, it can get overly crowded. Reasonably priced accommodation can be found in Bangkok city hotels including the likes of AVANI Atrium Bangkok as well.

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Image Credit: AVANI Atrium Bangkok

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Bangkok would be during the Thai New Year which falls between the months of November to late April. However, do be prepared to share the bustling city with millions of other tourists.

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River Cruising, a Serene Getaway – Take in the Sights of Bangkok in a Unique Way!

Hoping to take in all the fascinating sights that Bangkok has to offer? Then read on to find out about a very serene and relaxed way to do so.

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Explore the khlongs in a long-tailed boat
Head to the river pier in the morning and hire a traditional Thai long-tail boat, and spend a fascinating time exploring the river’s many canals known as Khlongs in Thai.

Book yourself onto a luxury dinner cruise
Cruise down the mighty Chao Phraya River by booking yourself on to a luxury dinner cruise. It’s a perfectly comfortable way to get a look at the dazzling skyline of the city shaped by skyscrapers, and many a Riverside Bangkok hotel including the likes of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.

Things to see
Once you meander down the waterway, you will be able to get a glimpse of a seamless blend of historic monuments, shimmering palaces and modern buildings boasting sleek designs. Don’t forget to take lots and lots of pictures of the stunning views.

Drift down the river on an antique rice barge
A relaxed ride down the cool waters during a hot afternoon is a great way to beat the mid-day heat and humidity. Board a beautifully restored antique rice barge and get a close glimpse of the bustling locality that’s centered around the banks of the river.

 

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