The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

January 22, 2017 by David Herd

Terminal 21 & Centrepoint Hotel

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok is only one station or 10 minutes from where I stay in Soi 11 Nana. Asoke station is adjacent to Terminal 21 one of the many Bangkok shopping malls.

Rajadapisek Road

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

From the corner of Sukhumvit Rd, on the left is Terminal 21 & on the right is the Pullman Hotel. The first street on the right is the famous Soi Cowboy.

Asoke Montri Road

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok


Rajadapisek Road This is the other side of the intersection coming from Rajadapisek Road. The tall building in the centre on the 25th floor is where you can find one of Bangkok’s great sky bars, the Long Table.

Long Table Sky Bar Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

A great spot to watch the sunset. Photo credit AsiaWebDirect.


Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 The Asoke station has a direct walkway into Terminal 21.

Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok


The five star Pullman is in a great location, for a discounted room rate just book through THIS LINK.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Next door to Terminal 21 on Sukhumvit Road, book through THIS LINK for a great room rate.

Terminal 21 Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

A terrific location for shopping and eating.

Tony Roma’s

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Just step off the sky train & walk straight into the mall. Tony Roma’s ribs are famous world wide.

 Asoke comes alive at night

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Lots of action here at night plus traffic gridlock on Sukhumvit Rd around the busy intersection.

Every night on Sukhumvit Rd

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Forget taxis take the sky train. 🙂

Soi Cowboy 

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 Soi Cowboy is only a very short street with about 40 go-go bars, competing with Nana Plaza and Patpong Rd.        

Nana Plaza, Patpong Rd and Soi Cowboy are popular “so called” entertainment areas.

 Hemingway’s at Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 Another beloved expat bar and restaurant, Hemingway’s, shut its doors at the end of October 2016.  The land was purchased by Japanese developers who plan to build a 27-story hotel on the site that sits directly at BTS Asoke at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 14.

Such a shame to see it go.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Unlike in the US, the UK and  Australia, there are no laws in Thailand to protect historic buildings. If there were, this rare and gorgeous specimen would have been protected. Sadly the owners spent one million USD (THB35 million)  renovating the house and opening the restaurant just four years ago.

 Brewski at Radisson Blu Plaza

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Brewski sky bar on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably priced at B160, or $4.50 USD.

 You won’t see many white elephants in Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Here is two of them. 🙂

View from the Sofitel Sky Bar.


Looking down from the 32nd floor of the Sofitel Hotel.

Thanks for visiting my Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok photo blog.


When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok


The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.   

Holiday Inn


Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya


The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

September 9, 2015 by David Herd

Bright lights & markets

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

 Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya is not just one of the main night life centres that is extremely popular with the locals. It also boasts of one of the cities best markets which opens Tuesdays & Fridays. Add to this a huge number of affordable restaurants, hotels & condos and you have one of the most exciting places in Pattaya to live or just to visit.

The market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

 Soi Buakhao is a two way street that connects  Central Pattaya Road and South Pattaya Road, the market is only 50 meters from South Pattaya Road.

Coffee shop & bar at the market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya


Send the wife shopping while you sit here and enjoy a cold beer. 🙂

Great smile at Soi Buakhao market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

In case you didn’t realise that is a frog kebab above. I guess you will be rushing to get one soon. 🙂

Interesting food at the markets.

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya Looks fairly spicy to me. 🙂

Thai staples

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya Thai people have taken street food to an art form.

Who could resist a frog kebab? 🙂

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya I could quite easily. 🙂

Witherspoons pub & restaurant

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Typical Pattaya pub & restaurant with lots of TV screens and serving good cheap food.

There are many low cost hotels in this area, for a good rate use this link. I have several friends who stay at the Sutus court which is almost next door to Witherspoons, great value currently at $22 per night.

Mates Bar

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Cosy little bar in Soi Buakhao, here Hamish Elton and Andrew enjoy a cold beer or two. Andrew with the tattoos is the new owner.

Cafe Pitini Soi Buakhao

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

This nice cafe is opposite mates bar, I think Andrew eats there 6 days a week. 🙂

Cafe Pitini breakfast

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

They serve a very good breakfast for around $4 usd and lucky for me have provide the Bangkok Post to read. 🙂

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya


Some people may find it exciting to be nearly knocked over by a 183 centimetre LadyBoy walking along Soi Buakhao but not me. 🙂 Apologies for the blurred photo but I guess my hand was shaking a little out of fear of being accosted. 🙂 🙂 🙂


Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya


Corner of Soi Buakhao & Soi Lengkee

Restaurants Bars Soi Lengkee Pattaya 

         My mistake I think this is one street north of Lenkee.

Pook Bar

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

 Pook bar closed in mid 2014. It used to be located on Soi Buakhao in Pattaya, Thailand. In its day it was the largest and best known ladyboy bar in the city. The same owner has a Pook Bar in Soi 6.

Corner LK Metro and Soi Buakhao

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

One of the many go go bars in the area.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya



Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd



Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

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