Sunday, July 20, 2008

Discover Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit, just a long street, where you spend your time by eating, drinking (redlight-bars) and sleeping (many hotels)? No, there is more to see, if you walk into the sidestreets, called soi.

See map by travelfish.org

Soi 3: Home of the Middle Eastern community and African community. Read Sukhumvits other side See Photo-Guide. And read the New York Times-Stopry about Soi Arab

Soi 4: Nana Entertainment Plaza, full og go-go bars.

Soi 5:

Video walk from soi 7 to soi 5:



Soi 11: Three of the best nightspots in town: BedSupperClub with fine cuisine, a glittering nightclub. QBar, a lounge with 1960s decor, attracting good DJs (House, Hip-hop and Jazz. Twisted Republic (DJs). Nice architecture in this soi.

Soi 18: Salsa and Latin dance culture in Bangkok? Yes, there is La Rueda Latin Dance Club (monday to Saturday from 18 pm to 1 am.

Soi 21 Asok and Soi 23: Called Soi Cowboy, full of gogo-bars.

Soi 22: A short stretch with go-go bars, then a lot of street food vendors and Thai massage places. And there is Benjasiri Park, where you see asians doing Tai Chi and other exercises in the morning and the evening. Read the post of The Laughing Nomad.

Soi 33: Full of hosteess bars with painter names like Van Gogh, Degas, Manet and Gauguin.

Soi 38: Well known for it's street food in the night. Have a look at Austin Bush's photos.

Soi 55, also called Thonglor, "Bangkoks Chic Street", according to Time Magazine. Look for fashion here at the concept store Playground, which features young Thai designers as well as some European/American favourites. Go down the street and you will find a glass building: H1 — a group of buildings with: "Cappllini" Italian import furniture store, "Extase" Mediterranean food restaurant, "Hay" home-made ice cream center, "Geo" cool designed products shop, "Barsheer-Graphic Art Book" graphic book store, etc. J-Avenue is crammed with cafés, bars and emporiums. And young Thais head for nightclubs like Escudor, Gwatamou and Boos, Witch Tavern.




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2 comments:

DaiquiriDiva said...

I like your discover sukhumvit idea, but unfortunately play ground is closed, however, you have quite a nice list still i thought i might help you add a little :)

Long Table, soi 16, is awesome, a bar, restaurant, rooftop, view of bangkok, i was there on wednesday, simply perfect!

marhas said...

That's very kind of you, thank you for adding your informations!