Let’s be honest, Bangkok is a BIG city, so whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, choosing where to stay is very important. Choose poorly, and you’ll spend all your precious time stuck in traffic and commuting from one side of the city to the other.
Do a little bit of research, and you’ll quickly discover that Sathorn is one of the city’s most desirable locations. Besides being the city’s Central Business District (CBD), this bustling area is home to many dining, residential and entertainment venues.
Amongst its many office skyscrapers, luxury hotels, trendy bars, funky cafes and hipster condominiums can also be found an array of serviced apartment in Sathorn with a monthly rate. With all these accommodation options in mind, just what does make Sathorn such an ideal location for a Bangkok visit? Here are three reasons why you should seriously consider staying in Sathorn district.
Perhaps the most important reasons to choose Sathorn as your ‘home away from home’ is because of its excellent transportation options. The famous Bangkok Skytrain (BTS) runs right through Sathorn, with stations at Sala Daeng, Chong Nonsi and Surasak (with SaphanTaksin station beside the Chao Phraya River not far away). That’s not to mention metro (MRT) stations at Silom and Lumpini Park.
In addition, pedestrian-friendly walkways and footpaths are present everywhere to effortlessly connect you from major transport stations and buildings in the area. As with everywhere in the city, it is also well served by taxis and private ridesharing (Grab) cars, which can quickly whisk you off to anywhere around the City of Angels. And last but not least, there is also a large fleet of tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis (motosy) which ply the roads of Sathorn, for a small fee they’ll zip you at top speed around the neighbourhood.
Sathorn is home to many parks, museums, art galleries, shops and entertainment centres that will surely keep you entertained from dawn till dusk. By far one of the area’s biggest attractions is Lumpini Park, a tranquil place ideal for relaxation and sports. Here you can enjoy such recreational activities as jobbing, rowing, swimming, cycling, paddle boating and weightlifting. There is also a free indoor library and concerts from time to time.
For other top attractions, we recommend a cooking class at Blue Elephant, a trip back in time at M.R. Kukrit’s Heritage Home, contemporary art browsing at Bangkok CityCity Gallery and catching a documentary at Bangkok Screening Room.
This hip and happening district offers up a wide array of dining choices, from street stalls and mom-and-pop shops houses to impressive rooftop eateries and fine dining restaurants. Most impressive of all, it’s home to several award-winning and Michelin Star restaurants, namely Nahm, J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain and Saawaan. And that’s not to mention a bevvy of other highly coveted and award-winning eateries, such as Bunker, Il Bolognese, Le Du, Issaya Siamese Club, La Casa Nostra, MiharaTofuten, Ocken, Sensi, Sühring and Supanniga.
We hope this brief guide has inspired you to select a serviced apartment in Sathorn with a monthly rate as your preferred accommodation location while visiting the amazing Big Mango.