Upper Sukhumvit (Nana)

Upper Sukhumvit (Nana): Interactive Map
Upper Sukhumvit (Nana): Hotels
Classic Place Hotel Bangkok Amari Atrium Hotel Bangkok Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok Royal Benja Hotel Bangkok Bel Aire Princess Hotel Bangkok Amari Boulevard Hotel Bangkok Ambassador Hotel Bangkok Tai-pan Hotel Bangkok Grand Pacific Hotel Bangkok City Lodge Hotel Bangkok JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok Landmark Hotel Bangkok Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok Lower Sukhumvit (Convention Center) Map
Area Map: Upper Sukhumvit (Nana), Bangkok, Thailand
Hotel List
Hotel Name
Amari Atrium Hotel Bangkok
Amari Boulevard Hotel Bangkok
Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
Bel-Aire Princess Hotel Bangkok
City Lodge Hotel Bangkok
Classic Place Hotel Bangkok
Grand Pacific Hotel Bangkok
JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok
Landmark Hotel Bangkok
Royal Benja Hotel Bangkok
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel
Taipan Hotel Bangkok
Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok
Other Area Maps:
Siam Square/World Trade Center, Lower Sukhumvit (Convention Center),
Silom/Sathorn (Lumphini)
, Silom/Sathorn (Riverside)
 
Upper Sukhumvit (Nana): Area Description

Introduction
While the main thoroughfare of Sukhumvit Road is home to a multitude of tourist offerings - hotels, sidewalk vendors, shops, and restaurants - the soi's behind are mostly residential. Not cheap, the housing gradually lowers in price as you move further southeast. Running along Sukhumvit are some of Bangkok's best clothing stores and eateries. Also, staying here is extremely convenient as it's a relatively quick trip - often no more than 20-25 minutes - to the airport from the nearby expressway. Places to be seen are The New York Steakhouse in the Marriott or Riva's (for Jazz) at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.

Shopping
Sidewalk Stalls
Taking a simple stroll can be quite an adventure here. Virtually every square foot of space on the sidewalk (pavement, if you prefer) is filled with stalls selling cheap clothes, leather goods, fake watches - you name it. When somebody stops to shop, which is always, all must slow to squeeze by. Unfortunately or fortunately (depending on who you are) counterfeit designer-label goods are to be found everywhere here. Still, this is Asia and if it's a bit too crowded, just duck into one of the soi's for a break. But be careful of the cars, the alleys are rather narrow! If you're going any distance, grab a cab or hike up to a Skytrain station, which follows along the length of Sukhumvit within this area.

Sogo, Landmark Plaza, Times Square, Robinson's
Numerous department stores including Japanese import Sogo can be found along Bangkok's Sukhumvit road.

Skytrain
(Stations and lines in gray from left to right and/or top to bottom on the map above.)
Sukhumvit Line: (Ploenchit, Nana, and Asok stations)
Completed in December of 1999, the Bangkok Skytrain glides above Bangkok's busy, busy streets quickly and relatively cheaply. The cars are new and modern and the system can whisk you quickly about in air-conditioned comfort - a must if you're out and about during rush hour, which is pretty much all day! We do have one gripe about the Bangkok Skytrain, however. For some reason, only a few of the stations have escalators to take you up to the stations some 60-70 feet overhead. On a typical, sizzling Bangkok afternoon this inexplicable oversight is certainly less forgivable as you stomp up the stairs. Still, this beats the old days of taking meterless taxis (now, all taxis have meters) through permanently clogged streets.


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