Sukhumvit is well known for its crazy nightlife, fancy shopping centers and top restaurants. Although that area is not so popular with traditional tourists attractions there are few places worth a visit.
No matter if you are staying at House by the Pond or somewhere else near Sukhumvit road, you could visit these attractions quick and easy via the sky train or motorcycle. Check out the map at the end of the post to see where in Sukhumvit area all those attractions are located
Surfing in Bangkok at Flow Rider
If you’re looking for some thrills while cooling off in the tropical climate of the region, then Flow Rider is the perfect destination for you.
Located in the heart of Bangkok and near Sukhumvit, Flow-Rider is a beach club with an artificial wave. The perpetual wave allows surfers of all levels to practice their skills riding the endless wave.
Kids can literally jump right onto the wave using their body boards. Trainers are on hand and provide guidance on correct posture, give encouragement, and aid first-timers with ropes as they get the feel if the wave.
Opening Hours: 10:00am to midnight
Kamtheing House Museum
It’s hard to believe that the calm and tranquil teak house could be situated next to such a bustling area. Surrounded by towering hotel-skyscrapers, the setting of this traditional teak house is in total contrast.
You feel as if you’re in a traditional Thai village as opposed to a fast-paced concrete jungle. If you enjoy Thai history and enjoy gaining an insight into rural Thai lifestyles, then pay a visit to the Kamtheing House Museum in Sukhumvit, you’ll be glad you did.
A beautiful, stilted Nineteenth century rice farmer’s teak family home transplanted from the banks of Chiang Mai’s Ping River to the city of Bangkok 60 years ago, Kamthieng House is currently the headquarters of the Siam Society – a spot dedicated to conserving and promoting Thai culture and heritage.
There is a collection of farming and domestic items – woven fish baskets and terra-cotta pots amongst other stuff – which represent the typical lives of ordinary thai people in the past. There is a myth about that plce that the spirits of three ladies, who have previously lived in the house, are haunting the house and watch over it. The gardens, are landscaped just like a typical northern Thai garden.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 (Tuesday – Saturday)
TCDC – Thailand’s First Creative and Design Center
Situated on the sixth floor of the attractive Emporium Shopping Complex, this state of the art facility houses over 15, 000 books on design, a massive collection of films, multi-media work, and more.
There is also a permanent design exhibition that displays design knowledge from across the globe, a creative area for designers to display their work free of charge, a restaurant, a shop, and a 130 seat convention facility.
The TCDC is nationally funded; it is intended to acknowledge the importance of an gaining a current understanding of the most innovative materials and trends in modern design. The venue itself is quite hip, trendy, and well worth a visit.
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (everyday except Monday)
If you’re looking for a beautiful area to take a break from the pace of the city, then head to Rama IX Park.
This is Bangkok’s largest green area and includes a botanical garden, a serene lake dotted with lilly-pads, and traditional Thai structures.
Despite the tranquility of the park and its many interesting things to see, it remains largely free of tourists, allowing you to have a truly authentic experience of how locals spend their afternoons away from work.
Opening Hours: 5:00am to 9:00pm
Located on Sukhumvit Road, the Bangkok Planetarium is the oldest in Thailand. The planetarium dome, which opened in 1964, measures in at 13 meters tall, 20.6 meters wide, and holds a total of 450 seats. Here children learn about science and technology, the environment, natural history, and more.
The planetarium utilizes a large Mark IV projector that features a section about the life of a star and projects the solar system. The exhibits of astronomy are aimed towards the younger generation. Shows are usually held four times a day.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 16:00 (Closed on Mondays and public holidays)
Sukhumvit Soi 38 Street food Vendors – Bangkok:
The food in Bangkok requires little introduction. The profusion of exotic spices, fragrances, and enticing flavors combine to create some of the most coveted international dishes in the world.
If you’re looking to experience and get a good sense of some of the best street food in Bangkok, head to Sukhumvit Soi 38. This neighborhood street food here is famous for its variety, and since tourists like to pop into this neighborhood – many of the menus are printed in English, which is nice because this is not always the case.
Soi 38 runs off of the main artery of Sukhumvit and is busy with local diners. The street is clean and well-lit, the delis are colorful, and the selection of food is incredible. Many street food vendors continue serving their delicacies well into the wee-hours of the morning. If you’re uncertain which food to try, head to the busiest places. This is usually a sign that their food sells itself.
Opening Hours: 18:00 till early hours of morning
So if you travel to Thailand and you want to experience an amazing city with great diversity, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Sukhumvit.