Asoke

21 Dec 2017

Asoke, the area around the intersection of Sukhumvit Road and Soi Asoke Montri (Sukhumvit Soi 21), is a well-established commercial hub, a popular nightlife destination and also a popular residential choice for Europeans, Japanese and upscale Thais.

BTS (Skytrain) and MRT (subway) lines connect here. Travelers to Suvarnabhumi Airport can catch the Airport Rail Link from MRT Petchaburi Station.  Ferry services along the Saen Saep Canal are available at Asoke Pier, near MRT Petchaburi.

Recently, many new condominium projects have sprung up, including

  • Ashton Asoke (THB 7.3-24.5 million)
  • The Esse Asoke (THB 7–36 million)
  • The Lofts Asoke (THB 8–30 million)
  • Celes Asoke (THB 8.5–37 million)
  • The Esse at Singha Complex (opening 2019, THB 8.6–77 million)
  • Walden Asoke (one of the latest condominium developments in Asoke, THB 6.5–12.5 million).

Many of Bangkok’s best hotels are located here including Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Furama Xclusive Asoke, Grande Centre Point, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Citadines and Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok.

The premiere shopping complex in Asoke is Terminal 21, with small boutique shops and interesting restaurants. Near Soi 17 is Robinson Department Store. Foodland Supermarkets are at Sukhumvit Soi 16 and Soi 5. Nearby are Emporium and Emquartier.

Asoke offers many dining options including:

  • Baan Khanita, traditional Thai
  • Salapao Koouan, steamed buns and dumplings
  • Kenshin Izakaya, Japanese
  • Shori Sushi
  • DooRae Korean Restaurant, Korean BBQ
  • Le Dalat, fine Vietnamese
  • El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse, American and Japanese steaks
  • Chef Bar, gourmet hamburgers
  • Paris Mikki, pastry shop

For a relaxing drink, try Craft outdoor beer bar, Whisgars Whiskey & Cigars, Q&A Bar or The Black Swan pub. Most of the top local hotels also have excellent bars. Later at night, many foreigners and tourists head to Soi Cowboy for an evening of bar-hopping. Crazy House Bar is popular with Japanese and Chinese. For dancing, try Club SX, Glow Nightclub, Climax or Insanity.

Baan Kamthieng House Museum is a restored traditional Thai house. The Escape Hunt Experience offers an adventure set in old Siam. Health Land massage and spa center is favored by Thais and expats. Absolute You offers yoga and Pilates classes. Fitness First and Aspire are professional fitness centers. Benjasiri Park is an easy walk down Sukhumvit Road past Soi 22.

Top schools in the area include Wattana Wittaya Academy, Prasarnmit Demonstration School, NIST International School and Srinakharinwirot University. Saint Dominic School and Don Bosco Institute of Technology are accessible via MRT.

World-class medical care is available at Bumrungrad International Hospital, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital and Bangkok Hospital. Rutnin Eye Hospital and Asoke Skin Hospital are nearby.

Factsheets

demographic

Thais and Japanese

highlights

Commercial hub

Cluster of office buildings on Asoke Montri Road

infrastructure/ transpotation

BTS Light Green Line/MRT Dark Blue Line

shopping centers

Terminal 21, Robinson Department Store, Foodland

Education

Wattana Wittaya Academy, Srinakharinwirot University, NIST International School

hospitals

Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok Hospital, Rutnin Eye Hospital, Asoke Skin Hospital

 

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