Bustling Sukhumvit is a commercial and entertainment boulevard that cuts through the heart of Bangkok. It’s where animated nightlife districts sit near modern shopping malls, and pristine parks lie next to open-air markets and museums. The attractions line either side of the boulevard and its adjoining side streets, called sois. The entire Sukhumvit Road stretches from Siam Square to Trat, a city close to the Cambodian border.

The boulevard is a shopper’s paradise with contemporary malls, independent boutiques, luxury fashion outlets and street markets. Browse the pavement stalls for everything from Thai boxing apparel to leather goods, jewelry and tailored suits. Be ready to bargain with the hawkers, who often quote inflated prices. Enjoy less chaotic retail therapy at malls such as Emporium and Terminal 21.

Learn about Thai culture at museums and cultural centers. Step inside a century-old teakwood house at the Kamthieng House Museum. Discover the history of Thai medicine at the Museum of Thai Pharmacy. Spot colorful marine life, stargaze and try interactive science exhibits at the National Science Centre for Education.

Escape the constant bustle and find a moment of tranquility in one of the boulevard’s parks. Check out the ornamental ponds and sculpture collection at Bencahsiri Park. Admire the trees and fountains of Chuvit Garden, a park once owned by a controversial massage parlor tycoon. Follow walking trails around the flower-filled Benjakiti Park.

Food and nightlife are another highlight of Sukhumvit’s attractions. Wander through the lanes of Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza for a glimpse into Bangkok’s notorious cabaret bars. Sample typical Thai street food, such as khao soi (curry and coconut noodle soup), at Soi 38. Go bar-hopping at Soi 11 and mix shopping with entertainment at Siam Square.

Getting around Sukhumvit is made easy via Bangkok’s sky train, which has stations at regular intervals. The most convenient metro station is Sukhumvit MRT. Buses also travel along the boulevard, although heavy traffic can create long delays. Alternatively, catch a boat on Saen Saeb canal, which frames the boulevard’s northern sois.

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Top hotels in Sukhumvit

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Rembrandt Hotel Suites and Towers
4.5 out of 5
19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Klong Toei, Bangkok, Bangkok
SG$75/night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.2/5Very Good! (2,795 reviews)

Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Soi Cowboy. Emporium and EmQuartier are also within 1 mile ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,795 reviews)

"The rooms were pretty nice. The hotel has two towers one that is more long term resident with kitchens and fridges and the other that is short term. The hotel has all the power on conservation mode till you plug your key card into the wall by the door. Then it turns on all the power to the room.this ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep,2019

Rembrandt Hotel Suites and Towers
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Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21
5 out of 5
2, Sukhumvit Soi 19 (Wattana), Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey Nua, Bangkok, Bangkok
SG$169/night
23 Sep-24 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (6,936 reviews)

This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, Embassy of Argentina and Embassy ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6,936 reviews)

"The location is exellent...the hallway going to the room is smelly.. so with the bathroom in our room"…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep,2019

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21
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Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
5 out of 5
2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok
SG$160/night
28 Sep-29 Sep
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,843 reviews)

This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in Sukhumvit, within 1 mi (2 km) of W District, Emporium and Bangkok University. Soi Cowboy and Terminal 21 Shopping ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,843 reviews)

"Staff service is great, they respond very quickly. Close to BTS and easily accessible. The mango cheesecakes is delicious. The bar by the pool also offered great service. However, it would be great if 2 sets of shower gel, conditioner and shampoo are available in the room at the same time."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug,2019

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
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Avani Atrium Bangkok Hotel
5 out of 5
1880 New Petchburi Road, Bangkok, Bangkok
SG$72/night
14 Oct-15 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (1,680 reviews)

Located in Sukhumvit, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Show DC and Central Plaza Grand Rama 9. Soi Thonglor Road and EmQuartier are also within 2 mi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,680 reviews)

"Good place to be. Wifi worked well. Amenities were fine. Swimming pool little and a bit dirty but if you don't care about it you are in a good position in Bangkok. Very good bed. The bathroom was strange, it doesn't close completely so you could peak if someone else was inside. Not very pleasant ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep,2019

Avani Atrium Bangkok Hotel
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Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit
4.5 out of 5
566 Ploenchit Road, Lumpimi, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok
SG$109/night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.4/5Excellent! (2,336 reviews)

This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Central Embassy and Nana Square. Erawan Shrine and CentralWorld ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,336 reviews)

"Location is conveniently located near a BTS station. There’s a big mall within walking distance. Perfect for a hassle free stay in Bangkok."…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep,2019

Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit
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OYO 108 Ruamchitt Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
199 Sukhumvit Road (Near Soi 15), Klongtoey Nue, Wattana, Bangkok, Bangkok
SG$39/night
16 Sep-17 Sep
3.7/5Good! (856 reviews)

Located in Sukhumvit, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Benjakiti Park. Siam Paragon Mall and Pratunam Market are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (856 reviews)

"Good location,helpfull staff. Could use better satellite tv"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep,2019

OYO 108 Ruamchitt Plaza Hotel

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