Bangkok Area Guide
Thonglor (ทองหล่อ)
Thonglor
Thonglor Area
Thonglor (ทองหล่อ), which is in fact Sukhumvit Soi 55 runs from New Petchburi Road in the North to Sukhumvit Road in the South. Over the recent years, it has become a more trendy residential area with a number of condominiums and services apartments being developed. Easily accessible via BTS (Sukhumvit Line) it deserves a visit in the later part of the day to discover all the restaurants and clubs, in addition to art and design galleries. As well there are a range of Mini shopping Malls giving it a very nice town in town touch.
How to get there?
Bangkok Skytrain (BTS) Sukhumvit Line - Thonglor Station is at the intersect with sukhumvit Rd.
Pridi Banomyong Institute Pridi Banomyong Institute
Dedicated to Pridi Banomyong, who was one of the prominent leaders in the 1932 coup, this non-profit academic organization promotes research in social studies and regularly hosts art, music and culture events. Lectures and films are shown each year on May 11th to celebrate Pridi Banomyong Day, while other interesting exhibitions and events are also held here throughout the year.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station or bus number 2, 25, 501, 508, 511 or 513
Contact: Tel: 0 2381 386 to 1
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 09.00am. - 05.00 pm.
Major Bowl Hit Major Bowl Hit
Located on the fourth floor of the J Avenue shopping Mall, this small and intimate bowling centre is a great place to let off a little steam and hang out with friends in the evening before heading to one of Thonglor’s trendy bars or restaurants. Fresh and funky music is provided by an in house DJ and groups can take advantage of regular deals and promotions.
How to get there: BTS to Thonglor Station (1.2 km) or MRT to Sukhumvit Station (2.3 km). Major Bowl Hit located 4th floor, J-Avenue, Thonglor Soi 15, Sukhumvit 55 Road
Contact:Tel: 0 2185 3127
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 12.00 am.
Colors of Bangkok Recommended Trip - Half Day Excursion
"Colors of Bangkok"
is a 4-5 hour amazing bicycle tour through Bangkok Metropolis. The trip starts from Soi 71, Rama 3 Road, and the length of the trip can be adjusted to suit the participants.  We visit a local Buddhist temple, a sweatshop making sandals or other goods; take a short boat trip across the Chao Praya river in a long tail boat; and see luxurious villas and apartments juxtaposed with poor shacks of local slums, and the people living in them. We visit an open-air Muay Thai school (kick boxing), a Burmese style (Mon) built Chedi, a local elementary school, before riding through the greenest area of Bangkok, where you might even recognize some of the plants you have at home, only here they are much bigger.

Cars and other heavy traffic are not allowed to drive throughout the majority of “Colors of Bangkok”, ensuring a route which is 95% traffic free. During the trip we stop every hour for a short rest and to provide you with soft drinks or water. Halfway through the trip we provide a small local meal (Pad Tai Kung or Kao Pad) in a local restaurant.

Contact: Tel: 0 2674 5555; Fax: 0 2674 5544
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 1.00 pm.
Iyengar Yoga Studio Iyengar Yoga Studio
Offering classes ranging from level 1 to level 3, spending time at the Iyengar Yoga Studio is the perfect place to unwind. Classes focus on teaching students both physical and mental discipline and creating harmony between body and mind, while demonstrating a range of different postures that students can then apply in private practice.
How to get there: Iyengar Yoga Studio located on 90 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (at the corner of Thong Lo 2), 3rd Fl. Fifty-fifth Plaza Building. Take the BTS to Thonglor Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2714 9924; Fax: 0 2714 9925
Patara Fine Thai Cuisine Patara Fine Thai Cuisine
Regularly wining awards since it opened in 2002, the Patara Fine Thai Cuisine restaurant features authentic Thai food with an original twist that is sure to keep diners coming back for more. Served in a large, elegant dining room, the menu features Thai classic dishes as well as some interesting alternatives such as Fillet of Seabass Chargrilled in Banana Leaf and Perfumed Panang Curry and Braised New Zealand Lamb in Massaman Curry.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station
Contact: Tel: 0 2185 2960
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30 am. - 02.30 pm. and 06.00 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Thon Krueng Restaurant Thon Krueng Restaurant
Offering an extensive menu focusing around fresh seafood prepared in the Thai style, this sophisticated restaurant is popular with both visiting Westerners and many of the Japanese people who live in this area of Bangkok. The Thon Kruend Restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating and this is a great place to share a meal with a group of friends.
How to get there: Thonglor Soi 13, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Sukhumvit Rd. Take the BTS to Thonglor Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2185 2874
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 10.30 pm. Dress Code: Smart casual
Cheesecake House & Restaurant 1. Cheesecake House & Restaurant
Those with a craving for something sweet should head on over to the Cheesecake House and Restaurant, which can be found at 69/2 Soi Chamchan (Soi Thonglor 20). In addition to confectionary classics such as strawberry cheesecake and brownies, visitors who want to try something a bit different can take a bite out of delicious Monkey Apple Cookies. The restaurant also serves main Thai dishes such as stir-fried noodles with egg, seafood and chili paste and stir-fried egg noodles with chicken and shrimps.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station.
Contact: Tel: 0 2711 4149
Dress Code: Smart casual
JJ Kitchen 2. My Place
This recently opened restaurant served fresh and funky fusion cuisine, with interesting and innovative dishes including crispy prawn and ebiko cream, spaghetti with Italian sausage, chilli and tomato and soft-shell crab salad with tomato in balsamic dressing. However, dessert is the main event here and the signature dessert is the sweet and deliciously different Cha-Yen cake.
How to get there: Thonglor Soi 13, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Sukhumvit Rd. Take the BTS to Thonglor Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2381 8812
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 09.30 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual
JJ Kitchen 1. JJ Kitchen
Whether you’re dining alone or with friends, a meal at JJ Kitchen is sure to be a memorable experience. This stylish restaurant offers a wide range of Japanese, Thai and Western dishes and prices are reasonable, making it easy to indulge here. Some of the restaurants signature dishes include Japanese curry rice with deep fried pork, Grilled saba with teriyaki sauce and Hot & spicy minced salmon with Thai herbs and portions are generous.
How to get there: Thonglor Soi 13, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Sukhumvit Rd. Take the BTS to Thonglor Station.
Contact: Tel: 0 2185 2874
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am - 9.00 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual
JJ Kitchen 2. Oishi Express Thonglor
A must for lovers of Japanese food, diners pay just 375 Baht per person and are welcome to eat their fill from a selection of more than 100 dishes in one hour and 45 minutes. All the classic Japanese dishes are here, including sushi, sashimi and yakisoba and the green tea ice cream is to die for.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station.
Opening Hours: Daily
Dress Code: Smart casual
3. Chi Restaurant
Those who want to try something truly different will want to head on over to the Chi restaurant, which can be found at H1, 998 Soi Thonglor. Fusion food is the order of the day here and classic Japanese dishes are transformed into something that will put a new spring in your step. Some of the offerings here include spicy wasabi octopussy salad, rocket salmon with jaew jaew sauce and apple duck in tamarind sauce, and the décor is funky and eccentric.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station.
Contact: Tel: 0 2381 7587 to 9
Opening Hours: Daily
Dress Code: Smart casual
Palazzo Ristorante & Wine Bar 1. Palazzo Ristorante & Wine Bar
A great place to take a date, Palazzo Ristorante & Wine Bar is sure to impress. This warm and friendly yet trendy restaurant offers a large dining area as well as two private dining rooms and a range of classic Italian and Thai dishes are prepared and served with flare. The restaurant can also be booked for parties and this is a popular venue for staff parties.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station
Contact:Tel: 0 2712 9900
Dress Code: Smart casual
Delicatezza 2. Delicatezza
One of the newest Italian restaurants to grace Thonglor, Delicatezza is already proving to be a huge hit as classic Italian dishes are prepared with a modern twist, providing the perfect venue for adventurous diners. In addition to pasta dishes, the seafood dishes are particularly good here such as sea bass cooked in herbs and served with Italian salad and muscles cooked in chilli and garlic.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station.
Contact: Tel: 0 2392 4977 to 8, 08 1989 8947
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30 am. - 02.30 pm. and 05.30 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Dress Code: Smart casual
CT Spa Life 1. CT Spa Life
One of Bangkok's best kept secrets This exotic oriental spa puts health firmly ahead of the stresses and strains of modern life and offers a wide range of rejuvenating, relaxing and restorative remedies that are aimed at restoring the balance between body and mind. Some of the many different types of treatment available at CT Spa Life include oil massage, hydrotherapy, reflexology and Indian Ear Candling, with all treatments provided by profession spa technicians.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station
Contact: Tel: 0 2714 9481 to 3
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
CT Spa Life 2. Fru Lastin Spa & Beauty Studio
Offering the utmost Offering expert skin care advice and treatments for the last 15 years, the Fru Lastin Spa & Beauty Studio is the perfect place to be pampered while visiting the Thonglor district. Visitors can simply sit back and relax while being treated to a wide range of masks, massage and deep pore cleaning applications.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station
Contact: Tel: 0 2392 1127
Opening Hours: Daily
Lee La Thai Herbal Massage 3. Lee La Thai Herbal Massage
Discovering the secret Those who are feeling the stress and strain of modern life can unlock the secrets of body and mind at the Lee La Thai Herbal Massage clinic. While many of Bangkok’s day spas are starting to focus on modern European and American treatments, this professional day spa is specialises in the treatments that have put Thailand on the map as one of the best spa destinations in the entire world. In addition to traditional Thai massage this stylish spa offers a range of body and hair products that use Thai herbs to leave body and mind feeling balanced and in top form.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Surasak station.
Contact: Tel: 0 2714 7977
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
J Avenue 1. J Avenue
J Avenue Lifestyle Shopping Center & Entertainment One of the most popular entertainment centres in the Thonglor area, J Avenue attracts everyone from teenagers to mothers and businessmen looking for somewhere to unwind after work. Combining classic elements of both the Eastern and Western styles, J Avenue, provides plenty of international and Asian chain stores here as well as funky boutiques and stalls. Restaurants come in every shape and size, from fast food franchises to stylish Japanese restaurants, while entertainment is provided by cinemas and video arcades.
How to get there: Thonglor Soi 15, Sukhumvit Soi 55. Take the BTS to Thonglorf Station or MRT to Sukhumvit Station
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
The Market Place 2. The Market Place
Situated in Thonglor Soi 3, The Market Place offers a wide range of international restaurants, a supermarket and plenty of fast food outlets. Office workers gather in the modern coffee shops at lunchbreaks and at the restaurants after works, while teenagers tend to head straight for franchises such as McDonalds and Burger King.
How to get there: Thonglor Soi 15, Sukhumvit Soi 55. Take the BTS to Thonglorf Station or MRT to Sukhumvit Station
Playground 3. Playground
Popular with those in the know, Playground is one of the chicest stores in Bangkok, simply oozing cool factor. This large concept store is a great place to simply hang out and indulge in a spot of people watching, while serious shoppers will find three floors of jewellery, books, art, furniture and fashion.

How to get there: Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor Soi 15). Take the BTS to Thonglorf Station or MRT to Sukhumvit Station
Witch’s Tavern 1. Witch’s Tavern
Popular with expats and young Thai people who want to mix and mingle with a Western crowd, the Witch’s Tavern is about the closest you’ll get to an English city pub in Bangkok. Tables are provided inside the cool, dark venue, while a few tables are also provided outside. Those in search of something tasty to sink their teeth into are sure to find something to satisfy on the extensive menu and live music is provided by performers most evenings.
How to get there: Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor Soi 8-10), Sukhumvit Rd. Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor Station and then walk for 10 minutes down Soi Thonglor or take a taxi
Contact: Tel: 0 2391 9791
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 1.00 am.
Admission: Free
Funky Villa 2. Funky Villa
For those who like hip-hop music and intimate atmospheres, Funky Villa is the place to play. This stylish club has gone to every effort to create the atmosphere of a house party, with the added bonus that at the end of the night partiers don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess. Live music is provided by Thai bands at the start of the evening, with DJs taking over as the evening wears on.
How to get there: Thonglor Soi 10. Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor Station and then walk for 10 minutes down Soi Thonglor or take a taxi
Contact: Tel: 0 2711 6970
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Admission: Free
Escudo Club 3. Escudo Club
Located in the heart of Thonglor, the Escudo Club has recently emerged as one of the area’s most popular places to play, especially on weekends when the atmosphere is lively and exciting. Bright young things from all over the city gather here to sip cocktails, drink whiskey and listen to the in house DJs spin house and hip-hop anthems.

How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station
Contact: Tel: 0 2711 6970
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free
Xperience 4. Xperience
Xperience, the new experience of Bangkok nightlife will set the mood for fun night out in style with different theme parties. The bar offers a great selection of good wines, champagne, spirits and cocktails. Themed nights like Rock, 80’s & 90’s, Acoustic, R&B, Alternative, Latino, Salsa, Tango and live bands will rivet the crowd.

The experienced Chef regales the diners with his flavorful gastronomic creations with western, fusion and Asian cuisines available at lunch, buffet and wine dinner. The bar is a good spot to hang out with friends for watching sports. Internet addicts need not to get out, wi-fi is available in the bar.
How to get there: Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor Soi 8). Take the BTS Skytrain to the Thonglor station
Contact: Tel: 0 2713 8363
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Curve Nightclub 5. Curve Nightclub
One of the coolest new clubs to have sprung up in Thonglor, Curve Nightclub currently attracts a crowd of mainly young Thai people. Local bands bash out the pop hits, while hip-hop music is provided late in the evening.
How to get there: Sukhumvit Soi 63, Sukhumvit Rd. Take the BTS Skytrain to the Ekamai Station and then walk for 10 minutes down Soi Thonglor or take a taxi
Contact: Tel: 0 2714 2323
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 01.00 am.
Admission: Free