Ekkamai

21 Dec 2017

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.

The main public transportation hub is BTS (Skytrain) Ekkamai Station. Public ferry boats stop at the Charn Issara Pier along the Saen Saep Canal. Bangkok's Eastern Bus Terminal is located next to BTS Ekkamai.

Condominiums in the neighborhood average THB 180,000-220,000 per square meter. Recent projects include:

  • Rhythm Ekkamai, THB 5.6 to 22.1 million (THB 190,000-230,000 / sq. m.)
  • The Reserve Sukhumvit 61, starting at THB 10 million (average THB 230,000 / sq. m.)
  • Siamese Exclusive Sukhumvit 42, THB 5.5-20 million (THB 170,000-220,000 / sq. m.)
  • The Lofts Ekkamai, THB 4.6-17 million (THB 160,000-220,000 / sq. m.)
  • M Thonglor 10, THB 4.4-35 million (THB 140,000-220,000 / sq. m.)

Several excellent hotels are located here, including Jasmine Resort Hotel, THA City Loft Hotel, Lodge 61 Bed & Breakfast, Somerset Ekamai serviced apartments, Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai and Civic Horizon Hotel.

In addition to many lifestyle malls available in nearby Thonglor, residents can shop at the Gateway Ekkamai. Also in the area are Big C Ekkamai, Major Cineplex Sukhumvit, and Park Lane. A Foodland Supermarket is within easy reach.

Ekkamai offers a wide variety of dining options, including: Wattana Panich (Thai beef noodles), The Gardens at Dinsor Palace (European), Hom Duan (Northern Thai), Sabai Jai Gai Yang (Northeastern Thai), Nhong Rim Klong (Bangkok’s street food), In the Mood for Love (fusion sushi), Bourbon Street Restaurant (American Cajun), Spicy by Nature (Indian), Nikko Café (Japanese coffee shop) and Yellow Spoon Pastry (desserts). 

For a relaxing drink and good vibes, check out Sugar Ray, Tuba Bar (a great selection of European draft beers), Ekanek@Ekkamai (live jazz) or Mikkeller Bar (craft beers on tap). For a more energetic atmosphere, try DND Club dance club or Nunglen & Escobar.

Many recreational activities are available at the Gateway Ekkamai Mall: Flight Experience is a realistic flight simulator. Kidzoona is an indoor childrens’ playground. Snow Town is a themed village in artificial snow.

Major Cineplex Sukhumvit, features eight movie screens, a bowling alley and a sub-zero ice skating rink. The Science Centre for Education is home to Bangkok Planetarium. Wat That Thong is a short walk from BTS Ekkamai.

Local schools include Pathum Kongka, Darakam, Ekkamai International, Kids' Academy International, Bright Skies International, Thawsi and Thai Christian School, and ACACIA Bilingual Educational Centre, a nursery school.

Hospitals within easy reach include Sukhumvit, Samitivej, Bangkok, Petcharavej and Kluaynamthai.

Factsheets

demographic

Thais and Japanese

highlights

Spin-off area from Thonglor but offer more peaceful and serene environment. Mostly residential area with old houses.

Easy accessible to Thonglor for food and shopping

infrastructure/ transpotation

BTS Light Green Line

shopping centers

Gateway Ekkamai, Big C Ekkamai, Major Ekkamai, The Horizon, Park Lane, Areena 10, J Avenue, Zeenspace, The Commons

Education

Ekkamai International School, Trinity International School

hospitals

Smitivej Hospital, Bangkok Hospital, Sukhumvit Hospital

 

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