Also known as Thanon Sukhumvit in Thai, Sukhumvit Road is a major road in Thailand that goes along the eastern coastal route.
Here are 10 things you should know about Thailand’s Sukhumvit Road.
1. It starts in Bangkok and ends in Cambodia and it has a length of about 488 km.
2. The name of the road comes after the fifth chief of the Department of Highways, Phra Bisal Sukhumvit, and has existed since 1936.
3. It’s one of Thailand’s four major Highways, and is also referred as Route 3 in road signs.
4. Sukhumvit Road serves as Bangkok’s main commercial artery and two of its main junctions are Siam and Asok.
5. The road is often congested, especially during rush hours, Friday evenings, or on days when there are special events happening downtown.
6. The road is served by the BTS Skytrain and the MRT Subway which interchange on the Sukhumvit line at Asok intersection.
7. The sois, or side roads, are evenly numbered from West to East while odd numbers go from North to East. But, some branch off South to West.
8. High-end residential areas for Western and Asian expatriates can be found between Soi 1 and Soi 63.
9. In Bangkok, many luxury hotels and restaurants are open for business alongside the entire Sukhumvit Road.
10. Hustlers Bangkok, the premier pool and sports bar, is located in the basement of Time Square Building, between Soi 12 and 14 near Asok Junction.
Next time you’re in Bangkok or on Sukhumvit Road, stop by Hustlers Bangkok for a cold beer and a friendly game of pool.
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