Bangkok for Kids
Sukhumvit Guide
Science Museum and Planetarium
Science Museum and Planetarium
Benjasiri Park
Benjasiri Park
Oakwood Residence Thonglor
Okawood Residence Thonglor
Major Attractions    
Little Arabia Kamthieng House Museum
Chuvit Garden Benjakiti Park
Benjasiri Park Museum of Science and Planetarium
Area Description

Sukhumvit is a very popular area for foreign visitors, and ex-pats working in Bangkok. Sukhumvit is the most ‘westernised’ part of Bangkok and provides a full range of services and amenities to suit European, Japanese and American tastes.

The Sukhumvit Road area has a large number of side streets, known in Thai as ‘soi’. The odd numbered Soi are on the northside of the road, the even numbered Soi are on the southside.

Sois 3 to 11 on the Sukhumvit Road are the busiest streets. They feature a number of very good mid-range restaurants and outside bars. For families we recommend the outside seating area at Gulliver’s Tavern for an international menu and good service.

Sois 8 to 12 on the Sukhumvit Road feature the best restaurants in the area.

Benjakiti Park is a good place to take children to escape the busy streets of Bangkok. Children will also enjoy the Planetarium near Soi 40 on the Sukhumvit Road.

For shopping try one of the six shopping malls on the Sukhumvit Road, the best two being the Emporium and Terminal 21.

Shopping Centers: Terminal 21 - Soi 21 Sukhumvit Rd: Brand new lifestyle mall Terminal 21  
  Rainhill Shopping Centre – Soi 47 Sukhumvit Rd: Smart mall with many restaurants
  Ploenchit Centre - Soi 2 Sukhumvit Rd: Multi-purpose shopping mall with food court
  Emporium Shopping Centre - Sukhumvit Rd: Upmarket shopping mall
Recommended Restaurants  
Cheap: Took Lae Dee - Foodland Supermarket, Soi 5 Sukhumvit Rd: Excellent and very popular La Monita Taqueria  
Mid-range: Gulliver’s Tavern - Soi 5 Sukhumvit Rd: Bar with outdoor seating
  Seafood Market - Soi 7 Sukhumvit Rd: Cluster of seafood market stalls with seating
  Yong Lee - Soi 15 Sukhumvit Rd: Authentic Chinese Food
Expensive: Baan Khanitha - Soi 23 Sukhumvit Rd: Awarding Thai restaurant in traditional Thai house
  Cabbages & Condoms – Soi 12 Sukhumvit Rd: Upmarket Thai restaurant with garden dining
Recommended Family Friendly Hotels  
check rates of Davis Hotel Davis Hotel from $55 a night Sukhumvit recommended hotels  
check rates for Oakwood Residence Thonglor Oakwood Residence Thonglor from $112 per night
check rates for Viva Garden Services Residence Viva Garden Services Residence from $65 per night
  See our full list of family friendly hotels in Sukhumvit
Bangkok Boutique Hotels guide to Sukhumvit