Bangkok is a huge city to explore. It has a population of 11-million people in its 1600-square kilometres of towering skyscrapers. It’s a modern urban centre with traditional temples, frenzied markets and superior nightlife. So, which part of Bangkok do you prefer to stay in? Whether you’re here for pleasure or business, you will want to know which area is right for you. You’ll even choose a hotel near Central Rama 9 for your accommodation.
Sukhumvit is Best for Partygoers
In Sukhumvit, you’ll find high-rise buildings with the BTS skytrain high above that traffic jammed streets. Fortunately, some areas of Sukhumvit are peaceful and quite leafy. It’s also here where you find Bangkok’s famous pubs and clubs. The main hubs are Soi 11, Soi 55 and Soi 63 where you find lots of students flocking by. If you prefer girlie bars, find it in the red-light districts of SoiCowboy and Soy Nana. There are also great hotels that can range from ultra-cheap to ultra-luxury and specialist restaurants that serve local Thai and international cuisines.
Ratanakosin is Best for Romance
On the left bank of the Chao Phraya river are several boutique hotels to enjoy the breath-takingview of the city and the river’s bustle. You can also see the Temple of Dawn on the opposite side, where the towers are floodlit especially at night. The major attractions to see here are the National Museum, Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, where you can go strolling. To see the rest of the city, you’ll want to ride the river bus. At the end of the day, you’ll want to return to the hotel near Central Rama 9 to unwind and relax.
Be in Banglamphu
What used to be a backpacker’s ghetto has developed a lot in recent years. Today, you no longer find folded mattresses in thin walls and shared bathrooms. You can now opt for stylish and elegant hotels with rooftop pools; choose smart, modern hostels; or elegantly converted traditional homes. The busy sounds of the streets can still be heard. You’ll also find fashion stalls, voguish bars and clubs to hang out. Why not enjoy dinnertime in an old-fashioned restaurant and go sightseeing at the Ratanakosin area!