Packed with some of the best bars and best clubs in Bangkok, Sukhumvit is a must-see for any visitor. Get to know some of the best spots for Bangkok shopping and things to do in the city’s most bustling district. Sukhumvit is packed with food and nightlife options of a variety that any city would find hard to match– from the never-sleeping red-light districts to calm and cosy local cafés, the district is full of sideroads that can take you on journeys exploring every aspect of Thai culture.
1. Terminal 21 Shopping Mall
There’s an abundance of shopping malls across Sukhumvit, and one that stands out for its variety of shopping options and beautiful décor is Terminal 21 – a shopping mall that’s so much more.
The mall stretches over five floors, and has managed to fit mini-versions of some of the world-famous cities inside. You can explore authentic Tokyo, London or Istanbul shopping areas, all outfitted with iconic landmarks for that authentic feel. The shopping centre resembles an airport, and you quickly start feeling as if you were in one, stepping off in a new city, as if you just got off a flight.
There are over 600 shops, a Cineplex, a food court with delicious Thai and international foods, and even a Gourmet Market, so you’ll never run out of things to do and see while getting lost at Terminal 21.
2. Freebird Restaurant Bangkok
There’s no shortage of food options at Sukhumvit Road, ranging from luxurious dining to on-the-go street food. And Freebird Bangkok manages to combine the two rather well – it specialises in creating unique, high-end local food, while maintaining a very casual feel.
Instead of white cloths and fancy silverware, you will find a laid back, artsy atmosphere and simply great food. The open kitchen offers a glimpse into the artistry of the Thai cuisine, which is great entertainment on its own.
In every part of the dining experience, you feel just how much thought has been put in to make it perfect – carefully sourced highest-quality products from Hua Hin and Australia, painstakingly developed dishes that are mastered to perfection and the unique atmosphere make Freebird Restaurant a great choice for having a truly exceptional meal to capture the essence of Bangkok.
3. Show DC
Show DC is one of the biggest shopping centres in Sukhumvit and already a favourite with tourists and locals for its Korean street food, pop culture shops and entertainment options.
Whilst Bangkok boasts plenty of shopping options, the new Show DC centre is proving itself to be more than just a great place to shop – it’s the perfect spot to pick out a souvenir of your trip or simply have a good time.
4. Seenspace Thonglor
Seenspace Thonglor has forged itself a reputation as one of the coolest mini-malls in Bangkok - and for good reason. Its unique blend of boutiques, bars and restaurants has made it a favourite amongst hip tourists and locals.
Whether you’re looking for a cup of specialty coffee, the perfect outfit or simply a bite to eat, you can’t go wrong with the selection of shops, restaurants and bars available at Seenspace Thonglor.
5. 72 Courtyard
72 Courtyard’s minimalist architecture and neon lighting make it stand out even amongst Thonglor’s glitzy bars and bistros.
And, with a host of restaurants offering fresh takes on cuisine from all around the world, it’s the perfect place to fuel up for a night of fun at Beam: arguably Bangkok’s hottest nightclub, attracting DJ’s and artists from all over the world.