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Top 5 must-see attractions in Sukhumvit - An exclusive district of the city

Sukhumvit is actually a road; in fact, the longest one in Thailand. It is brimming with many restaurants, malls and clubs giving the boulevard a diverse flavour.

1

Terminal 21

No, this isn't an airport terminal, but the name of a themed mall. As the name suggests, the mall has an airport theme with different levels of the mall that resemble different international destinations. You could quite literally wander through accurately replicated streets of Tokyo, Paris, London and Istanbul in one day! The shops here are reasonably priced and offer mid-range quality designs.
In fact, the real International Airport is not too far away either, therefore, to accommodate the influx of visitors and keep them in a central location, there are many a hotel in Sukhumvit. There are also quite a few luxury residences available, like Chatrium Hotels & Residences.

2

Benjasiri Park

This park was built to celebrate Queen Sirikit's 60th birthday, in 1992. For this reason, it is also referred to as "Queen's Park". There is a fountain installed which features a multimedia "water dance" thrice every day. The park is also one of the few ones to accommodate a basketball court, tennis court, an outdoor swimming pool and a skateboarding rink.

3

Soi Cowboy

"Soi" means street in Thai, and this street is named after an African-American cowboy who opened the very first bar in 1970. This is a red-light district which has a more carnival-like atmosphere in comparison to the Nana Plaza. There are many go-go bars around and entrance is free anywhere. It is not often you are able to enjoy a couple of drinks in a pretty out-going go-go bar at a red-district, so don't miss this opportunity! If you are considerably shy, you can always take a stroll and head towards Terminal 21 which is only a few minutes away.

4

Enjoy the local cuisine

The street is lined with cafes and restaurants that serve authentic Thai street-food to cuisines from all over the world; Chinese, Indian, Mexican, French, Italian and so on. However, since you are in Thailand, do try the local food to your heart's content. One restaurant worth mentioning is the Cabbages & Condom; a café with a contraceptive theme. They aim to promote sexual education and are also involved in many non-profit organizations in Thailand, including an AIDS prevention group. Apt to their name, the restaurant is decorated with condoms. Intriguing? You should check it out!

5

Shop on the street

The pavement is congested with many stalls along the street that sell everything ranging from souvenirs to branded duplicates to accessories to many other miscellaneous things. The stalls are open till late evening making it convenient for any tourist to both walks around the streets and find affordable memorabilia to take back home. Since the streets are always crowded, it tends to get very warm and walking is a task; therefore, wear your comfortable shoes and carry a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated.