Bangkok is a huge city with over 9.5 million population. It is a popular tourist destination and also financial capital of Thailand. Millions of tourists and business travellers visit the city throughout the year. There are a number of accommodation options in different budget ranges to suit every type of visitor to the city. However, choosing a hotel in Bangkok is an intimidating task for first time travellers to the city. Here is a list of some good locations to stay in Bangkok.
Sukhumvit is close to the central business district in Bangkok. The embassies of many countries are also located on the Sukhumvit road. Sukhumvit is a long road, which is divided into many streets called sois. Choosing the right Soi is also important to pick a hotel in a convenient locations. Sukhumvitis connected to the important parts of the city through the mass transit systems, BRT and MTS. Staying in Sukhumvit 11 hotels, close to the Nana BTS station will help the tourists to reach their destinations on time using the BRT and MRT. Moreover, Sukhumvit is popular for its nightlife. There are many clubs, pubs and rooftop bars in the area which are favourite hangout spots for the locals too.
Siam is another popular locality among the tourists. It is located on the Sukhumvit road but towards the river. The area is popular for its shopping and nightlife. There are many huge shopping malls in Siam, like the Siam Paragon, Siam Centre, MBK Centre, Central world mall etc.
Silom is the financial district of Bangkok. It is the best place to stay for business travellers. One of the biggest parks in the city, the Lumpini Park is located in this area. However, Silom is a quieter neighbourhood in Bangkok and does not have much nightlife or shopping.
This is the most expensive locality in the city. Most of the luxurious hotels of Bangkok are located on the Riverside. However, the area is not well connected to other parts of the city as the BTs line does not reach here.
These are the four localities in Bangkok. You must choose a locality, close to the places in your itinerary. For example, if you wish to enjoy the nightlife of the city and stay at the centre of the city then opt for Sukhumvit 11 hotels and if you wish to stay at luxurious hotels by the riverside opt for the riverside area.