Bangkok Neighbourhoods

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Rama 4

The Rama 4 neighborhood, stretching from Rama 4 Junction to Witthayu Junction, including Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, is served by MRT (subway) Lumphini, Khlong Toei and Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Stations. Residents are mostly working Thais.


With the extension of the BTS (Skytrain) to Krung Thonburi and Wongwian Yai Stations and beyond, Thonburi, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River has become a popular residential destination for Thais and Western foreigners.


“Riverside”, on both banks of the Chao Phraya River near BTS (Skytrain) Krung Thonburi and Saphan Taksin Stations, is a desirable residential location for Thais and Westerners. Ferry services connect BTS Saphan Taksin with stops along the river. In 2019, the Gold Line Monorail will run from BTS Krung Thonburi to the ICONSIAM complex on Charoen Nakhon Road, later extending to Prajadhipok Road.

Ratchathewi - Victory Monument

Ratchathewi–Victory Monument, encompasses BTS Ratchathewi, Phaya Thai and Victory Monument Stations, and Airport Rail Link Phaya Thai and Ratchaprarop Stations. The future MRT Orange Line will interchange at BTS Ratchathewi, with stations at Pratunam, Ratchaprarop and Rang Nam. Residents are mainly Thais, with some western foreigners.


Ari is centered on Phahonyothin Road around BTS (Skytrain) Sanam Pao, Ari and Saphan Khwai Stations. Residents are primarily Thais, including many doctors, and middle-income foreigners.

Asoke - Rama 9

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.

Sathorn - Silom

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.

Bang Chak - Udomsuk

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.

Phrakanong - Onnut

“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.


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.