Overview

Thong Lor is one of the trendiest areas in Bangkok. It is a prime residential and entertainment district and there are many upscale wine bars, live music venues and imported beer bars. The shopping choices range from boutique malls to eclectic art galleries. The restaurant scene is a mix of all nationalities from Italian to Japanese and from fast food chains to luxurious dining experiences.

Transportation

The area is serviced by the Sukhumvit BTS Line (skytrain) and the station to disembark at is BTS Thong Lor Station. Thong Lor stretches in-between Sukhumvit Road and Petchaburi Road.

Hospitals

Camillian Hospital is situated on Thong Lor Road and is a small private hospital with general practice and special care facilities. Samitivej Hospital is also just a short cab drive away, with 270 beds and over 400 specialists. They have an excellent range of interpreters, which makes it an easier experience for expats and tourists alike.

Shopping

The Playground is very chic concept store which is 3 floors of jewellery, books, art, furniture and fashion. J Avenue Mall mixes styles of eastern and western elements to create the perfect atmosphere to relax after work. From fast food franchises to stylish Japanese restaurants. There are also funky boutiques and stalls as well as International and local chain stores. There is a cinema and many games arcades for when you need to let off a little steam. H1 Urban Complex is a modern group of buildings encircled by lush bushes and trees. The complex has a varied choice of product available, including imported Italian furniture, a Mediterranean food restaurant, a homemade ice-cream shop and many others.

Supermarket

There are many supermarkets in Thong Lor so if you are looking for groceries, look no further than Tops Supermarket at The Marketplace or Villa Market at J Avenue Mall. For fresh quality imported and local goods 24 hours a day, head straight to Foodland.

Schools

Wells International Kindergarten in Thong Lor caters exclusively to young learners from kindergarten to grade 2. The Bangkok International Preparatory and Secondary School offers a program of study based on the English National Curriculum. It has an average class size of 18 students and is very easy to find as it is adjacent to the Thong Lor BTS.

Restaurants

Rakuza Tokyo is an excellent Japanese restaurant in Thong Lor with authentic Japanese dishes and amazing sushi. If you are looking for Mediterranean cuisine, DiVino is a popular choice for Italian food lovers and has a great wine selection. There are European style beer bars as well; Brew and Hobbs are two of the best. With a range of imported Belgium, German and other draught and bottle beers, accompanied with food menus of diverse International cuisines. Nobu Japanese Restaurant serves dishes from the Osaka Region of Japan and there is a warm and cozy atmosphere here, which coupled with an excellent wine list and reasonable prices, makes this an eating experience not to be missed.