Bangkok Area Guide
(สาทร), former waterway has become a very demanded residential area as wella s business district over the recent years. Located in extension of Wireless Rd. and leading towards Nonthaburi over the Taksin Bridge. Sathorn Rd. marks the Southern end of the city’s business area of Silom. Still separated by the remnants of the waterway, the main road is in principle the only larger avenue in the city outside of Dusit area. The development of modern multipurpose buildings give the whole area a very futuristic touch, whilst only meters away from the older shophouses of the older parts of town. A number of upscale and trendy hotels are available as well as many international companies and embassies have elected Sathorn as their hub for the Kingdom.
How to get there?BTS Chong nonsi Station /Surasak satation
AttractionsSathorn Attractions >>>
Often overlooked by tourists, the Kukrit House is a popular attraction with those who are interested in history and politics. This was once the home of Kukrit Pramoj, who formed the first ever political party in Thailand served as the Prime Minister in 1974 and 1975. This impressive traditional Thai teakwood house was built by Pramoj himself over a period of 30 years and is situated in a beautiful tropical garden, complete with lotus ponds. When Kukrit Pramoj died in 1995 at the age of 84 his house was opened to the public so that all could see the way in which this great leader of men lived. The house is full of both Thai and Khmer artwork and antiques, acting as a showcase for the different styles that were popular throughout various periods of history.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Chong Nonsi station and then walk for 10 minutes or Bus routes 67, 22 or 77
Opening Hours: Weekends & Public Holidays from 10.00 am.- 05.00 pm.
Admission: Adult 50 Baht (For those visiting in groups during weekdays, please write to Khun Atthaya Wongwichit at least 1 week in advance).
Sports & ActivitiesSathorn Sport & Activities >>>
Situated on South Sathorn Rd., the YWCA badminton centre is open to women who want to get fit while staying in the Sathorn area. The courts are open to both members and non-members and equipment can be provided for an additional fee. There are also changing rooms, lockers and showers available to those who want to cool down after working up a sweat. How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Saladaeng station or Bus routes 22 or 67
Contact: Tel: 0 2679 1280 to 4 Ext. 515
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 9.00 pm.
One of the most exclusive hotels in the Sathorn area, the Radisson offers just about everything guests could possibly need to make their stay memorable. The hotel is even blessed with a number of tennis courts, where those staying at the hotel and their guests can play a few sets before headlong to the sauna to soothe aching muscles or swimming in the large pool. How to get there: Take a taxi to 36 Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Rd.
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
2. Tennis court at Lumpini Park (Youth Center)
Located in the heart of Lumphini Park, the Youth Center contains a number of different tennis courts where people can gather to play a set or to. Although very cheap, membership is required and visitors will need to obtain a medical certificate before applying for membership. In additional to tennis, the Youth Center also offers sports such as football, swimming and basketball.
How to get there: Take the BTS to Rajadamri station, the MRT to Silom station or Bus routes 4, 13, 14, 15, 17, 46, 62, 74, 76, 77 or 106
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 06.00 pm. - 08.00 pm., Sat - Sun from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Admission: 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
The Cascade Club was conceived to fulfill its members’ needs of developing and maintaining a healthy urban lifestyle. In turn, membership is viewed as a small but important investment to combat the rig ours of daily life - stress, obesity, pollution, ageing - a place where individuals can work at their own pace in a fun and stylish environment. How to get there: The Cascade Club is located 250 metres from the intersection of Sathorn Rd. and Narathiwat Rachanakarin Rd. The Club is also within walking distance of the Chong Nongsi and Surasak BTS stations.
Contact: Tel: 0 2676 6969
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 08.00 am. - 10.00 pm., Sat - Sun & Public Holiday from 08.00 am. - 08.00 pm. 2. Fitness First - Sathorn
One of the most popular chains of fitness centres in Thailand, Fitness First contains a wide range of modern fitness equipment, including free weights, X-Trainers, exercise bicycles and an excellent selection of toning machines. The Sathorn branch can be found on the third floor of the Life Center, which is located at 1 South Sathorn Rd. Special classes are held throughout the day for members to join, including yoga, kick boxing and spin classes. How to get there: Located on Life Center, 3rd Fl. 1 South Sathon Rd. Take the MRT to Limpini Station
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 06.00 am. - 10.00 pm., Sat - Sun 08.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Located on the 32nd floor of the Sathorn Nakorn Tower on North Sathorn Rd., the Yoga Sutra Studio is the perfect place to retreat from the pressures of modern life for a while and find a little inner peace. The practices taught here focus on building strength, flexibility and stamina and classes are led by experienced instructors who demonstrate the correct breathing techniques and postures. How to get there: Take the BTS to Chong Nonsi Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2636 6758 to 9
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 10.00 am. - 09.30 pm., Sat - Sun 10.30 am. - 03.00 pm.
RestaurantSathorn Restaurant >>>
One of the most acclaimed restaurants in the whole of Bangkok, The Celadon serves authentic Thai cuisine in an elegant setting. This gourmet restaurant was recently named “Best Restaurant in Bangkok” by Travel and Leisure magazine and those who are a searching for a memorable dining experience can enjoy a feast on one of the open-air terraces or beside the restaurant’s lotus pond. How to get there: The Celadon is located inside the Sukhothai Hotel, 13/3 South Sathorn Rd. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station and walk for about 10 minutes.
Contact: Tel: 0 2344 8888
Opening Hours: Daily from 12.00 pm. - 03.00 pm. and 06.30 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual 2. Issaya Siamese Club
Issaya Siamese Club, currently sits at number 39 on the list of 'Best restaurants in Asia 2015'. The menu features Chef lan Kittichai’s unique signature Thai cuisine of traditional ingredients and flavors with international and progressive cooking methods. The restaurant’s contemporary Thai menu incorporates local herbs and vegetables, many of which are grown in Kittichai’s own organic garden. Some of Chef’s best known dishes, such as Red Chili-Glazed Seabass (Pla Aob Prik) and Jasmine Flower Flan (Kanom Dok Mali). How to get there: Take a taxi to 4 Soi Sri Aksorn. Chua Ploeng Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2672 9040
Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30 am. - 2:30 pm. for lunch, 6:00 pm. - 10:30 pm. for dinner, 10:30 pm. – 1 am. for late supper, and the bar closes at 2 am.
Dress Code: Smart casual 3. Sara-Jane’s
A hit with both local people and visitors to Bangkok, Sara-Jane’s is one of the most popular restaurants that specialises in northern Thai food in the Sathorn district. Although this restaurant is extremely stylish, the dishes are reasonably priced and some of the most popular menu items include spicy Thai salads such as somtam (spicy papaya salad), laab, which is a spicy dish made of minced duck, pork or chicken and northern Thai sausages. How to get there: The restaurant is located on Narathiwat Rd., between Soi 6 and Soi 4. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station or the MRT to the Silom station and then take a short walk to the restaurant.
Contact: Tel: 0 2676 3338
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual
An ideal spot for lovers of fresh seafood, The Oyster Bar is unique as it offers more than 30 different types of oysters, all freshly prepared and served in a number of different ways. Established by Bill Marinelli, who opened his first restaurant back in 1982, The Oyster Bar has proven to be a big hit with diners and there are branches all over the world. This latest addition to Sathorn’s dining scene is sure to entice those who want to try something new. How to get there: Simply take a taxi to Narathiwat soi 24, or take the MRT to Lumphini station or the BTS to Surasak station and then a taxi.
Contact: Tel: 0 2212 4809
Dress Code: Smart casual
The Bayan Tree Hotel is renowned for its excellent dining experiences and the Rom Sai restaurant is no exception. The restaurant serves generous portions of dishes such as grilled seafood, Italian pasta, sushi and sashimi. The desert menu is also exciting and diners are treated to pretty garden views while they indulge. How to get there: Rom Sai restaurant is located inside the Banyan Tree Hotel, 21/100, South Sathorn Rd. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station and walk for about 10 minutes.
Contact: Tel: 0 2679 1200
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual 2. Colannade
Open around the clock, the Colonnade restaurant is the perfect place to satisfy food cravings as a wide range of authentic international dishes are served in a light and friendly setting. One of the most popular events is the Sunday brunch, which takes place from 12:00 to 15:00 and features a mouth-watering range of delicacies. Those who choose to dine here in the evening will be treated to stunning views of the city from the restaurants large picture windows, making for a romantic experience to share with a loved one. How to get there: The Colonnade is located inside the Sukhothai Hotel, 13/3 South Sathorn Rd. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station and walk for about 10 minutes.
Contact: Tel: 0 2344 8888
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 10.30 am.,12.00 pm. - 02.30 pm., and 06.30 pm. 10.30 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Regularly named one of the best Italian restaurants in Bangkok ever since it first opened in 1995, people travel from far and wide to sample the culinary creations at Angelini. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion as all dishes are prepared and served to perfection and diners are also treated to a touch of class as well as excellent views of the Chaophraya River while they tuck into their choice of sumptuous salads, mouth-watering meat, perfect pasta and a wide range of other offering. How to get there: Angelini can be found inside the Shangri-La Hotel, which is located on the banks of the Chaophraya River. Take the Chaophraya River Express boat to pier one, or the BTS to the Taksin Bridge station and either walk for a few minutes or
take the ferry along the river
Contact: Tel: 0 2624 9555
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu from 06.30 pm. - 10.30 pm., Fri - Sat from 04.00 pm. - 12.30 am.
Dress Code: Smart casual 2. La Scala
Serving a wide range of classic Italian dishes, La Scala restaurant is popular with guests at the Sukhothai hotel as well as those who want to treat themselves to something truly tasty. Decorated in contemporary style with traditional Thai touches, a meal at La Scala is always a special event. How to get there: La Scala is located inside the Sukhothai Hotel, 13/3 South Sathorn Rd. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station and walk for about 10 minutes.
Contact: Tel: 0 2344 8888
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun from 12.00 pm. - 03.00 pm. and 06.30 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Spa & MassageSathorn Spa & Massage >>>
This stylish spa is a great place to relax and unwind for a while. The professional beauty specialists offer a range of professional spa treatments aimed at providing a little pampering and among the range of treatments on offer are traditional Thai massage, facial treatments, foot massage and full body scrubs.
How to get there: Take a taxi to 140/1 Soi Naksuwan, Nonsee Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2311 4772, 0 2331 5601, Fax: 0 2331 5601
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm. Last appointment is taken at 09.00 pm. for any one hour treatment. 2. Green Leaf Spa
This modern spa offers a range of spa treatments and therapeutic practices that have proven popular throughout Europe and the USA. In addition to massage and facial treatments visitors will be able to treat themselves to some real pampering with intensive spa manicures and spa pedicures, body and facial waxing and hair and nail care between 10.00 am. and 10.00 pm. How to get there: The spa is located on floor 3A of Oakwood City Residence (291 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 24 Rd.), simply take a taxi or bus number 76
Contact: Tel: 0 2672 0230 to 1; Fax: 0 2672 0228
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
One of the most luxurious spas in the whole of Bangkok, visitors to the Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok are in for a real treat. All the classic spa treatments are available here; such as massage, facials and hair treatments, as well as a few unique touches. There are 16 different treatment rooms available. How to get there: The Banyan Tree Spa Bankok is located in the Thai Wah Tower (South Sathorn Rd.). Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station and walk for about 10 minutes.
Contact: Tel: 0 2679 1052 to 4
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 07.00 pm.
NightlifeSathorn Nightlife >>>
The height of style and sophistication, HU’U really is the place to see and be seen for those who are hanging out in the Sathorn district of Bangkok. Leading chef Thomas Smith has created the menu here, while a range of delicious cocktails and cool tunes are set to get guests in the clubbing spirit. How to get there: Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station and walk to 187 South Sathorn Rd.
Contact : Tel: 0 2676 6677
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free 2. Met Bar
A hit with Thai socialites and those who want to relax and unwind in a stylish venue, the Met Bar is one of the hippest and most happening places in time. Guests can sit back and soak up the atmosphere, sipping a range of specially created cocktails and listening to some of the freshest tunes from around the globe. How to get there: Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station and walk to 27 South Sathorn Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2625 3333
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Admission: Free 3. I See Pub & Karaoke
The perfect place to indulge in a spot of people watching, this intimate bar features glazed windows and some great spots to sit and unwind. Those with a song in their heart should head upstairs, where they will find three Karaoke rooms to choose from.
How to get there: Take a taxi to 112/1 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free 4. Urban
A popular place to meet before hitting one of Bangkok’s trendy clubs, Urban offers a stylish space to chill out in. The house band provides acoustic music, and outdoor seating is available for those who want to catch up. There are also KTV rooms upstairs, where Bangkok’s bright young things can sing long into the night. How to get there: Take a taxi to 1124/2 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Contact: Tel: 0 2675 4224
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 12.00 am.
Admission: Free 5. Sortrel
Once one of the hottest bars in town, Sortrel is still a good place to grab a drink or two while listening to the house band work their way through an assortment of Thai and Western hits. Drinkers can chill out in air-conditioned rooms, or soak up the atmosphere on the patio area. How to get there: Take a taxi to 1122 Narathiwat, Soi 7
Contact: Tel: 0 2676 4359
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.30 pm. - 01.00 am.