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Top Things to Do in Sukhumvit, Bangkok – Experience the Best of the Thai Capital

The vibrant heart of Thailand’s cosmopolitan capital, Sukhumvit is a dynamic district in Bangkok where there is always something new to discover. Seamlessly blending traditions with modernity, it offers diverse experiences that will captivate your senses and leave you with lasting memories.


Shop at the Terminal 21 Mall

One of the most unique malls in Bangkok, Terminal 21 does not just offer a shopping destination but rather, a journey around the world. This is because each section of this mall is themed after a different global city, complete with captivating decor and an array of shops and boutiques. At one moment you can be exploring Tokyo City only to soon find yourself wandering around an Istanbul zouk or shopping for fashion at the Champs-Élysées in Paris! When hunger strikes, head to the area that transports you to San Francisco’s, Fisherman’s Wharf where you can savour tasty treats before continuing your retail therapy.


Relax at Benjakiti Park

Amidst the towering skyscrapers lies an unexpected oasis of green serenity known as Benjakiti Park. This urban park boasts a tranquil lake, jogging trails, cycling lanes and meticulously manicured gardens which offer a soothing sanctuary for relaxation or recreation. Whether you're looking to rent a bike and explore the park's peaceful corners or simply take a leisurely stroll to unwind, Benjakiti provides a delightful escape from the city's bustling energy. Easy to reach for those based at a Sukhumvit hotel, this park also features playgrounds for kids, while it’s an ideal spot for a picnic, photography, or just basking in the refreshing ambience as well.


Enjoy Lively Nightlife

When the sun sets, this area truly comes to life offering some of the most happening nightlife in Bangkok. From luxurious rooftop bars providing panoramic city views to glamorous nightclubs and charming pubs, there is something for everyone. Sukhumvit Soi 11, in particular, is a hotspot for nocturnal adventures with everything from live music venues and themed bars to clubs that pulse with music and energy until the early hours. Those looking to enjoy sightseeing during the daytime and party the night away can look to stay at properties in this locale such as Travelodge Sukhumvit 11 which makes an ideal base for your visit.


Explore the Sukhumvit Street Market

For an authentic taste of local life and affordable shopping, head to the Sukhumvit Street Market, an open-air night market in the area known as Nana which is well worth a visit. This bustling market which stretches along a road for around 1 km, features an eclectic array of stalls selling a variety of goods, from clothing and accessories to street food and unique souvenirs. As you interact with local vendors, you'll have the opportunity to haggle for bargains and savour the exotic flavours of Thai street cuisine. There are also pop-up bars which serve cheap drinks and delicious snacks, perfect to enjoy in between your club-hopping escapades!


Visit the Baan Kamthieng House Museum

Those looking for insights into Thailand's rich cultural heritage can take a step back in time and explore the Baan Kamthieng House Museum. One of the key attractions in Sukhumvit, this renovated teak house, offers a unique perspective on traditional Thai architecture and lifestyle. As you wander through the museum's halls and rooms, you'll encounter a collection of artefacts and exhibits that are linked with rural life in the country. Amongst the fascinating things to see include a loom used to weave silk, traditional trinkets and charms and a rice granary to name a few.