Sukhumvit Road is Bangkok’s one of the longest roads, which even connect different cities and also to Cambodia. Sukhumvit is a buzzing road network of Bangkok and is always teeming with cars, tourists and tuk tuks. Sukhumvit Soi 3 to Sukhumvit Soi 21 (Asok) are the most tourist friendly places as maximum of the hotels and resorts are located between this area, from Ramada to Sheraton to Marriott to some lesser known hotels.
Opposite to Soi 3 is Nana Plaza, a locale full of go-go bars and cheap beer stalls. Soi 3 – Soi 11 is mostly occupied with Mediterranean tourists as a result maximum of the restaurants are of Mediterranean cuisine. Shawarma is the most commonly found snack in this stretch, other options include Baklava, a Turkish sweet which might well pinch your pocket, Shish Kebab and Turkish ice cream.
This range of Sukhumvit also has a variety of Indian restaurants, the number of Indian and Bangladeshi tourists living here is also quite high. Mac Boutique Suites, is an Indian Hotel which offers cheap stay options and incidentally it was also my residence for my stay in Bangkok. Mac Boutique offers lip-smacking Indian cuisine and is highly recommended.
Thailand is well-known for its barbecue’s and satay’s, so how could i miss on that. Almost all of the soi’s (lanes) are full of street vendors selling different types of satay’s and barbecue’s. Grilled Chicken was my personal favorite apart from the homemade pork sausage satay. There are also quite a number of fresh fruit vendors and lastly Som Tam (raw papaya salad) vendors in this stretch, making this area friendly to tourists and foodies.
Big brands like Burger King, Starbucks and Mc. Donald’s are also present to serve the globe trotters in case they are bored with the local cuisine. Seven Elevens are placed in almost every lanes so you need not worry for any supplies you may need.
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