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Thong Lo / Thonglor (Soi Sukhumvit 55)

Thong Lo, also known as Soi Sukhumvit 55, is a trendy and upscale neighborhood in Bangkok, Thailand.

It’s located in the Watthana district, one of the city’s most sought-after areas for residents and tourists.

Thong Lo is renowned for its vibrant street life, fashionable boutiques, world-class dining, and thriving nightlife.


Thong Lo, the ‘molten gold’ of Bangkok, isn’t just named for its golden allure; it boasts a history that’s as vibrant as its current trendy vibes.

Back in the day, this area was suburban and somewhat rustic, but its destiny took a twist when Thonglo Khamhiran, a naval officer with a taste for real estate, lent his name to the place.

Sukhumvit Road was once a hub for car dealerships and unremarkable shops, but fast forward to the early 2000s, and it decided to put on its trendy pants.

Dining and Entertainment

Boutiques, eateries, and swanky cocktail bars started popping up like mushrooms after a monsoon, and a flock of Japanese expats added their own dash of chic.

However, the fun police, aka the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, threw a wrench in the works in 2017, leaving street food vendors and foodies alike with a heavy heart.

How to get there?

First up, we’ve got the Thong Lo BTS Station, your ticket to soaring above the city’s hustle and bustle on the Sukhumvit Line.

Right smack at the Sukhumvit Road intersection, it’s a stylish nod to urban convenience.

And guess what? If you’re up for a little aquatic adventure, the Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat’s Thong Lo pier is your aquatic portal.

It’s not just any pier; it’s perched at the bridge, playing a riveting game of peekaboo with Khlong Saen Saep.

If you ever wondered what it’s like to arrive in style by boat, this is your chance!

Now, for the future-forward scoop – the Grey Line, part of the Bangkok Rapid Transit dream team, is set to sashay its way through Thong Lo.

Yep, this neighborhood’s got a future as bright as its nightlife!

Thong Lo (Soi Sukhumvit 55)


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