Just before Ekkamai turns into Phra Khanong, is Sukhumvit Soi 65. It’s a seemingly small street although its maze of sub sois sees it eventually wind round to join up to Ekkamai Soi 10, Sukhumvit Soi 71 and the main thoroughfares.
This is a very popular neighbourhood for expats and young, wealthy Thais alike thanks to the plethora of apartment and condo housing, and proximity to a host of cool bars and restaurants.
Let’s take a look at what’s around.
Just past the BTS station before the entrance to Sukhumvit Soi 65 is Sukhumvit Hospital; a relatively large, private medical centre with 24-hour emergency care as well as a host of other departments and clinics. It has a dedicated International Patients Center for people from outside Thailand.
The XP Bangkok
This is a budget bed & breakfast hotel on Soi 65 with a swimming pool and a tuk tuk shuttle service. Rates start from around 600 baht a night.
Tucked away down Pridi Banomyong 15 Alley is Lvcca; an Italian restaurant that specialises in Tuscan cuisine. Dishes are created using imported ingredients from Europe, Australia and Japan, as well as from the restaurant’s own organic farm.
It’s open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am – 2pm and from 6pm to 10pm.
On the connection between Sukhumvit Soi 65 and Ekkamai Soi 10 is Mélangé, an international restaurant with a pool and outdoor dining area. Homemade dishes inspired by the cuisines of France, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany and the USA are all on the menu.