Overview

The Phrom Phong district is in an area known as ‘Farang alley’. Named for the amount of eastern and western expatriates and tourists that visit the different nationality bars and restaurants found on every corner in Phrom Phong. There is also the lovely Benjasiri Park nestled in- between the skyscrapers if you feel like a picnic next to the pond or a jog or maybe some yoga.

Transportation

The area runs along Sukhumvit Road and its side streets. It is simple to get to from anywhere in Bangkok, just get onto the Sukhumvit Line BTS (sky train) and travel to BTS Phrom Phong Station.

Hospitals

Samitivej Hospital is one of the best hospitals in Bangkok. Situated on soi 49, it hosts a range of facilities and is visited by locals, expats and tourists alike. It has received numerous awards from the Thai Government as well as International governing bodies. It was the first hospital in Thailand to be awarded the Mother and Baby Friendly Hospital Status by UNICEF and WHO.

Shopping

The Emporium Shopping Mall is one of the best in Bangkok, linked to the Phrom Phong BTS station by a sky bridge it could not be easier to get to. With the first three floors devoted to fashion and accessories and the others to household goods, sporting equipment and food, you can find anything you need. If you get tired from all the shopping there is a luxurious cinema complex and a spa on site. Looking for something different? Head to K-Village Open Air Life-style Mall. With two open style buildings featuring close to a hundred shops. There are gourmet food stalls and restaurants, clothing, accessories and much more.

Supermarket

You will find all your grocery shopping needs at Villa Supermarket. They have an amazing range of imported goods. From Italian pasta to South African wines to French cheeses. There is also a Japanese Supermarket on Soi 33/1. Do not miss the ground floor of The Emporium Shopping Mall either which is devoted to top quality groceries.

Schools

The Phrom Phong district has some great schools. Some of which are The Australian International School that caters to children from around the world aged from 18 months to 7 years. The Takenoke International Kindergarten which is a Japanese school teaching small children from early years through to kindergarten level and The Modern International School that teaches the British curriculum to children aged 3 to 17.

Restaurants

The Koi Restaurant is a must see eatery in the Phrom Phong area. It serves authentic Japanese cuisine with a Californian touch; there is a lovely romantic feel here with dark wood floors and soft red lights. They have won several awards including The Most Stylish to The Top 3 in Bangkok. There are many English and Irish Pubs around as well. One that stands out is The Londoner, where they actually brew their own beer and serve it up with excellent food like fish and chips or lamb shanks.