Sukhumvit often thought of as the road that runs from Siam Square all the way through and beyond Ekkamai. However it includes several large sections either side of the road.
These sections include a large swatch of interesting, intriguing and fun places. Llisted below are just a few of these places...
The First place you'll often come to in Sukhumvit. Places here include:
Nana Plaza (Nightspot, nothing happening here in the day). Popular with the tourist hordes and pleasure seekers.
Little Africa (Another nightspot, quiet in the day). Popular with middle-eastern folk and centered around the Gace Hotel. Although on and around the northern section of Nana area also can be considered part of Little Africa
Clinton Plaza. Once this was a nice bar zone, but it fell victim to Thaksins clutches during the morality clamp-downs. Now it's a place claimed by the market vendors and street walkers. Only the Therma Coffee Bar Remains...
Asoke is often reckoned to be the crossroads of Sukhumvit. You can head in all four directions of the compass here and it's a hub of activity. If you so choose you can visit Soi Cowboy (at night it's recommended, as by day it's 'asleep'). Also nearby are a large selection of massage parlours, bars and shopping malls.
Founded: 1782 A.D
Population: 7.9 Million (Metropolitan)
Size (Metropolitan): 40 Sq. Miles
Seasons and Weather.
The centrally located Bangkok is a steamy and humid city, the heavily built up environment means high temperatures the year round with the cold season bringing only a marginal drop in temperatures. The wettest part of the year is normally September and the coldest is usually December and January.
Cool Season - October to February. Avg Temp - 27 C
Hot Season - March to May. Avg Temp - 34 C
Wet Season - June to September. Avg Temp - 32 C.
Bangkok is not far from the old Thai capital of Ayutthaya, which is located just north of Bangkok.
Map of Old Bangkok