The area defined by the MRT (subway) Petchaburi Road, Rama 9 and Thailand Cultural Center Stations and the Airport Rail Link interchange at Asoke is home mainly to middle- and high-income Thais, and Chinese and Korean expatriates.
Soi Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63), often considered an extension of the affluent Thonglor neighborhood, offers a more serene living environment. The neighborhood encompasses Sukhumvit Sois 59-65 and Soi 42.
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.
The Sathorn - Silom neighborhood is defined by the rapid transit stops around which it has grown: BTS (Skytrain) stations at Sala Daeng, Chong Nonsi and Surasak, and MRT (subway) stations at Silom and Lumpini. The area is home to embassies, luxury office buildings, five-star hotels and a vibrant nightlife.
Morchit-Chatuchak is a transportation hub centered around BTS (Skytrain) Morchit and Saphan Khwai Stations, and MRT (subway) Chatuchak Park and Kamphaeng Phet Stations. Construction to extend BTS beyond its current Morchit terminus is underway. The new Bang Sue “Grand Station”, where several train lines will converge, is also under construction nearby. This mostly residential neighborhood is home to Thais and middle-income foreigners.
The Bang Chak – Udom Suk neighborhood began growing when the BTS (Skytrain) expanded eastward, adding stations at Bang Chak, Punnawithi, Udom Suk and beyond, and several projects are under development in the area. Residents have traditionally been Thais, though more middle-income foreigners are relocating there.
“Phrakhanong–Onnut” is defined by the BTS (Skytrain) stations at either end, approximately Sukhumvit Soi 67–87 on the north, and 42/1–56 to the south. Residents are primarily Thais and middle-income Korean, Japanese and Western expatriates.
One of Bangkok's most exclusive neighborhoods, the Lumpini area is defined by Lumpini Park, as well as its major thoroughfares: Rajadamri, Wireless, Ploenchit, Chidlom and Langsuan Roads.
Soi Thonglor (Sukhumvit Soi 55) is one of Bangkok's most fashionable streets. Home to trendy shops, boutiques and world-class cuisine, it includes the area around Sukhumvit Road from Soi 49-57 and 32-40.