Areas inside Bangkok
In Bangkok all the areas have a range of accommodation that meets all budgets and a good selection of restaurants, nightlife and entertainment. The most popular area in Bangkok for tourists is Sukhumvit with its many bars and restaurants aimed at the foreign traveller. The business and financial sector of Silom is also a much visited area especially by people stopping in Bangkok for business. Ploenchit and Siam are well tailored for those whose intention is to shop until they drop, whilst Banglamphu offers close proximity to many of Bangkok 's main attractions.
Most of Bangkok 's areas apart from Banglamphu and some of the riverside area are easily accessible and linked by the BTS sky train and MRTA metro railways, and from all parts of Bangkok you can find a way onto Bangkok 's expressway which offers quicker access to the airport than normal road travel.
Sukhumvit is the centre of Bangkok for some tourists and for others the whole of it. Just as popular with Thailand's expatriate community, this modern area of Bangkok has everything needed for a comfortable stay in the city, with numerous hotels, shops, bars and restaurants catering for the foreign trade.
The BTS sky train covers the length of the area and also connects with the MRT subway at Asoke (Sukhumvit Soi 21) making travel within the Sukhumvit and into the farther...
Silom is the main business and financial area of Bangkok, full of modern architecture and prestigious buildings such as the Four Seasons and Banyan Tree Hotels. Silom stretches from the infamous red light district of Patpong to the prime real estate areas of riverside Sathorn Rd.
Silom is easily accessible by the BTS and MRT and as an added bonus you can travel by boat ferry from the BTS station Saphan Taksin, down the Chao Phraya River and see the glorious Wat Arun and travel onwards to...
An area with Thailand's first name, Siam lies in the centre of Bangkok. It is a favourite hang out for young Thais and is known mainly for the MBK mall and Siam Centre and Siam Discovery Centre. In these interlinked malls as well as excellent shopping they host the major cinema chains, ten pin bowling alleys, video game arcades, karaoke booths as well as numerous fast food restaurants from Swensen and Mc Donald’s to the Japanese sushi bars such as Fuji and Oishi.
The new Siam Paragon...
If any area of Bangkok is to stand apart as being a step up in class then its Ploenchit and Chtilom with its 5 star hotels and designer shops in expensive shopping malls.
Ploenchit and Chitlom is a place to window shop and browse and stop for a coffee with friends in one of the many coffee shops in the area or even too grab a quick snack at one of the small backstreet restaurants and cafes. An area this well located has excellent access to the BTS sky train from both the Ploenchit and...
Banglamphu is most famous for the Khao San Rd, a popular backpacker destination for many years. The Khao San Rd. has undergone some major changes in recent years though and is transforming from a cheap backpacker area into a fashionable location for young Thais.
Budget accommodation can still be found cheap can still be found just of the main street with the cheapest of rooms available for 80 baht ($2), but for this you’ll get the smallest of rooms with barely enough room for the...