Overview

The area of Ekkamai is actually a side street of Sukhumvit Road; you will find the Eastern Bus Terminal here, which is the gateway by bus to eastern Thailand and the Cambodian border. There are also attractions like the Bangkok Science Museum that includes an aquarium and a planetarium. Being close to Sukhumvit Road gives you access to everything the great city of Bangkok has to offer.

Transportation

Taking the BTS Sukhumvit Line (sky train) and disembarking at BTS Ekkamai Station will get you to the Ekkamai district from central Bangkok in no time. You will also find the Eastern Bus Terminal in Ekkamai where you can take a bus to places like Pattaya or as far as the Cambodian border. You can reach the top of Ekkamai from Petchaburi Street which is another one of the big roads in Bangkok.

Hospitals

The Sukhumvit Hospital has been around since 1977 and treatment is provided by renowned professional doctors together with modern equipment. They also boast specialized clinics and treatment centers such as Disease Control Center, Eye Center, Pediatric Center, Dental Clinic and others.

Shopping

The Gateway Japanese Lifestyle Mall has eight floors of Japanese food, fashion and electronics, there is also an edutainment area and a 24 hour supermarket. It is easily accessible via a sky bridge from the BTS Ekkamai Station. Bangkok Park Lane Shopping Mall is a small retail area with approximately 50 outlets. Park Lane is home to Thailand’s first i-Darts franchise, where you can play darts online with people around the world.

Supermarket

In the Ekkamai area there are many supermarkets where you can find local or international groceries. All the well-known stores are here; Big C, Tesco Lotus Express, Tops Supermarket and a Foodland. At The Gateway Mall there is a 24 hour Japanese Supermarket.

Schools

The Ekamai International School was accredited by WASC in 1998 and is a Seventh – day Adventist school that teaches the American curriculum to children from Kindergarten level up to Grade 12. It has 2 libraries and is expanding continuously to keep up with the growing influx of children. The Singapore International School of Bangkok teaches children using the Singapore National Curriculum and the British curriculum from Nursery level to Secondary School. Here children are taught to be fluent in English, Chinese and Thai. There are also many other excellent nurseries and kindergartens in the area to choose from.

Restaurants

Going out for dinner? The Ekkamai area has a wide variety of cuisines to choose from. There are amazing wine bars and French, Italian, Thai and vegetarian restaurants. Also on Soi Ekkamai is Bourbon Street Restaurant and Oyster Bar serving a Cajun Creole menu with Louisiana dishes like baked crab and Gumbo. You can also get amazing steaks and B.B.Q baby back ribs. The Gateway Japanese Lifestyle Mall has an enormous selection of Japanese restaurants in The Japanese Town Zone, from ramen to shabushi you will find it here.