Top 10 Most Popular Streets in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is known for its lively streets, but which streets are the most popular.

 

Most Popular Streets in Bangkok

 Most Popular Streets in Bangkok - akyra Thonglor Bangkok Hotel

 

1. Sanam Chai Road

This historic street in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon District. It continues from Ratchadmnoen Nai Road at the northeastern end of the Grand Palace. The street runs south to meet Maharat and Rachini roads. On the east side of the road are the Wat Rajabopit School, Saranam Palace, Territorial Defense Headquarters, Ministry of Defense Headquarters, and Saranrom Park. On the west side are; Phra Ratchawang Police Station, Museum Siam, Wat Pho, and the Grand Palace.

The beauty of this street is that it is accessible from anywhere in Bangkok, thanks to the opening of the Sanam Chai MRT Station.

Some of the amazing things to do in Sanam Chai include:

  • Visit the Pak Khlong Market which is Bangkok’s biggest flower market
  • The Queen Sirikit Museum
  • Museum Siam
  • Floral Café at Napasorn

 

 

 

2. Royal City Avenue (RCA)

This is among the largest Bangkok clubbing and entertainment areas. It is situated in the Huai Khwang District. This is a long street located between the Pretchabury and Rama IX Road. It has several live music venues, nightclubs, and bars.

Clubs include: Jazzlt, Nospace, Love Boat Club, Flix, and 808, The Overtone Music Cave, Baroque Club, T.D.C Club, Inch, Ezze, Dude Night Club, and Hobb.

You don't have to be into clubbing, you can also find go-kart racing track, a House art film cinema, restaurants, supermarket and a bowling alley.

 

 

3. Rama I Road

Originally named Pathum Wan Road after Pathum Wan District in its early ages. It was later renamed Rama I to celebrate King Phutthayotfa Chulalok of Thailand. This is the home to every shopping in Bangkok you could ever dream of. There are shopping centers after shopping centers. This means that you can find all kinds of things you need on this street.

Shopping includes:

  • Siam Square I
  • MBK Center
  • Central World
  • Siam Discovery

 

 

 

4. Silom Road

This is a party destination at night and a financial center during the day. This street is famously known for hosting thriving LGBQ+ scenes and lively nightlife spots with numerous rooftop bars and restaurants.

During certain months like May and December, a section of Silom Road becomes a walking street with dozens of market stalls and street performers.

The easiest way of accessing this street is via MRT to the Silom Station or the BTS Skytrain to the Sala Daeng Intersection.

 

 

5. Khao San Road

This is a short street constructed in central Bangkok. It was constructed during the reign of Rama V in 1892. This street is in the Bang Lamphu area of Phra Nakhon District approximately 0.62 miles north of Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace.

It is the main draw for most backpackers. The street hosts cheap travel agents, tattoo shops, restaurants, market stalls, and accommodation.

Some of the places to visit in this street are:

  • Michelin-starred Jay Fai (renowned street food)
  • Superflow Beach Club
  • Brick Bar

 

 

6. Charoenkrung Road

This is a historic road with a modern atmosphere. It remains Bangkok's oldest paved road. It attracts students with its brunch spots, trendy cafes, bars, and street arts. In addition, it is the home to some famous fine-dining restaurants.

Kick start your evening by visiting the Siwilai Sound Club.

 

 

7. Soi Sukhumvit 55

It is also called Thong Lo Road. Its name comes from that of a naval officer; Thonglo Khamhiran a member of Khana Ratsadon. It runs from Thong Lo BTS Station on Sukhumvit Road north to Pretchabury Road.

This is a trendy street with multiple restaurants and bars. This amazing street is home to a significant concentration of Japanese restaurants.

Try the Bluebird Jazz Bar, Shades of Retro, and Find TheLockerRoom.

 

 

8. Maha Rat Road

It was originally named Khwaeng Nakhon Yai. In 1914, it was converted to an Amphoe and later changed its name to Maha Rat in 1917. The street borders Don Phut, Pa Mok Mueang Ang Thong, Ban Phraek, and Bang Pahan.

It features some of Bangkok’s outstanding landmarks – Wat Pho and Grand Palace. Some of the interesting places on this street include:

  • Tha Tien Market
  • Chao Phraya River

 

 

9. Ong Ang Walking Street

It is located just 50 km from Sam Yot MRT Station. It is also among the oldest waterways in Bangkok and its newest tourist attraction. It is wide open from Fridays to Sundays. The street features boating on the canal, street arts, live music, street foods, and markets.

It is accessible via the Sam Yot MRT Station.

 

 

10. Soi Sukhumvit 11

When it comes to being busy, Soi Sukhumvit 11 is one of the busiest. It is within the Nana and Asok Districts.

Some of the things locals and tourists can do here are: sipping cocktails, dancing in the nightclubs until early morning, and enjoying a meal at the restaurants or bars and if you love Latin sounds try the Havana Social.

 

 

 

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