Whilst the name Sathorn is not synonymous with tourism in Thailand; this area is home to the city’s largest park, tallest building, famous nightlife spots, historical monuments and so much more. The great thing about renting a serviced apartment in Sathorn with monthly rate is that you’ll be on the doorstep of all the top sights the city has to offer. Served by the BTS skytrain, BRT bus, MRS subway and Chao Phraya ferry boats, there are certainly ample options to get around the City of Angels with ease. From shopping ‘till you drop, dancing until dawn, feasting up a storm and working up a sweat, there isn’t much Sathorn can’t offer the intrepid traveller. To help you plan your itinerary, here are our top five picks for sights and activities not to miss.
- Lumphini Park
Akin to Central Park in New York, Lumphini is the great heart and soul of the city. This is the place city-dwellers come for fresh air, refreshing breezes, peaceful relaxation and to convene with nature. Named after the Nepalese birthplace of the Lord Buddha, this park is hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. The sprawling grounds cover an impressive 142-acres and are home to 2.5 kms of walking/running/cycling track, paddle boats, a library, gym, pool and various picnic tables/huts. In the early morning before the sun rises and late afternoon after the sun sets, you can take part in an aerobics or Tai Chi class or join a spot of badminton or meditation.
- Chao Phraya Boat Ride
Not least of all because the city has sprung up around its many twists and turns; for lots of reasons, the Chao Phraya River has shaped the history of this great city. In 1782 King Rama I first settled what would become Bangkok on the eastern banks of the mighty river. Very quickly the town grew and became known around the world as the ‘Venice of the East’ because of the mighty river and the many canals (1,683!) that fed and around it in the delta region. The river shoreline provides a fantastic sight from land or sea. Along both banks (Bangkok and Thonburi) you’ll see the full diversity of the city in action: temples, banks, schools, houses, offices, hospitals, markets and more. At Sathorn Pier, you can easily hop aboard a boat and take a cruise down the many canals of the city to get a unique look at the city’s development and its multicultural identity.
- King Power Mahanakhon SkyWalk
Although the new kid on the block, King Power Mahanakhon has already asserted itself to become the city’s premier tourist attraction. It has done this by cleverly combining jaw-dropping 360-degree views of Bangkok’s breath-taking skyline with incredible facilities and experiences. The tower’s Observation Deck and SkyWalk on the uppermost floors offer unparalleled panoramic views of the city from a glass-bottom floor (the world’s largest we might add) that’s perched 314 metres above the ground. You get there via Asia’s fastest elevator! Located in the heart of Sathorn beside BTS Skytrain Chidlom station, the attraction is easily accessible and open from 10:00 to 23:00 daily. You must put Mahanakhon on your Bangkok bucket list!
We hope these three insider tips will help you make the most of your time staying in a serviced apartment in Sathorn with a monthly rate.