TOUR OF BANGKOK
TOUR IN BANGKOK IN THE SUKHUMVIT AREA
Sukhumvit is the longest road in Thailand, stretching from Ploenchit road in the west end of Bangkok to Rama I road, and winds all the way to the Cambodian border in the far east. This boundless highway branches off into endless side roads, filled with luxury shops, hotels and restaurants or to the red light districts of go-go bars and strip clubs. If you enjoy indulging in luxury why not bask in the ambiance of high calibre hotels, restaurants, clubs and mega-malls. Or take an adventure into the infamous soi's ( sub roads), which contain extravagant strip clubs and go-go bars. Standing out with their imposing lights in the night time, they can be found at soi 4 nana tai and soi cowboy ( between soi 21 and 23). While in the other side roads of Sukhumvit you can discover night markets that sell an abundance of anything and everything.
By morning - there are an array of activities to done, such as sightseeing at the unique Jim Thompson house, the spectacular Erawan and Ganesha shrines. The Jim Thompson house and Suan Pakkard palace are some of the most visited attractions in Bangkok and Thailand. Jim Thompson also known as the "Thai silk king" is an American businessman, who has collected an astonishing array of antiques, Buddhist art and silk, representing all aspects of Thai and Asian art. On the grounds there is an unforgettable lacquer pavilion at Suan Pakkard palace; it features intricate solid golden leaf detail and incredible woods carvings that age back to the 17th century. While the Erawan shrine is a Hindu statute of Phra phrom, this is a Hindu creation of the god Brahma and was built to pacify the spirits.
During the afternoon - you can decide to relax before the exhilarating and frantic nightlife of Sukhumvit and it's sub roads comes alive. The choice is wide spread, ranging from five star spas that can cost an incredible 5,000baht a treatment- consisting of the finest quality and professionalism - down to only 200baht for a tranquil two hour massage. A famous high class spa located on soi 11 of Sukhumvit road is the Oasis spa which offers: "The ultimate spa experience where treatments are created combining ancient secrets and advanced discoveries in beauty and wellness. Luxurious Spas designed with a Thai atmosphere to allow clients to enjoy superior service without unnecessary formality.
" ( http://www.oasisspa.net/home.php). If you do not want a massage or spa treatment, you can chill out with authentic and entertaining hand craft workshops. These workshops include decoupage and ceramic decal classes, soap making, sewing and quilting, and exude a neighbourly atmosphere that always creates a smile .
By evening - When night falls Sukhumvit road undertakes a spectacular transformation. Soi 55 is one of the most popular streets, known as Thong Lo, it has been characterized by the New York Times as the
'Beverly Hills of Asia'. It is saturated with eye catching, high class and top authentic fashion brand shops and first class clubs. If you have the urge to go the super hip clubs, don't miss the Bed Supper club, one of the snazziest clubs in town. It is renowned for its cosmopolitan interior design and selection of international DJ's. Bed Supper club has a selection of themed nights to choose from: Tuesday nights are hip hop, Wednesdays are model night and Sundays theme is 'Think Pink', which is the only gay night of the week. Other clubs worth looking out for are Club Nove, Long Table club and Narz club. Narz club is known as one of the trendiest youth scene clubs, reminiscent of the Ibiza club style and plays house and trance music. It is also one of the top spots because of its regular on stage performances from famous DJ's, such as Paul Oakenfold.
Leaving behind these super-clubs, you can adventure into the wilder side that is red light areas of Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza. Soi Cowboy is one long and enduring road lined with over 40 go-go bars and strip clubs, with a captivating combination of beautiful girls and extraordinary illumination to entice and lure you into their bars or clubs. Some of these infamous bars and clubs include the Midnite bar, Baccarat and Dollhouse, where you will find all shapes and sizes of girls, neon lights, poles and even customers.