Living around BTS Phrom Phong would be fun and exciting. There are many diverse cultural attractions around and it’s is located between the Asoke and Sukhumvit stations. These skytrain stops are located along Sukhumvit Road, a main street in central Bangkok with tons of sois or side streets leading to various local attractions and businesses.
Movement to other parts of the city can be easily facilitated. Besides the skytrain, the city’s MRT mass transport facility also has a station at Sukhumvit which is only about half a kilometer northwest from BTS Phrom Pong. Below are some of the major transportation available in the area.
Major roads/highways around the area
Rama IV Road
Bang Na Chon Buri Expressway
Sirat Expressway (toll road)
Summary of Phrom Phong
With its central Bangkok location, Phrom Phong teems with business and commercial establishments, offering both goods and services. Schools and hospitals also abound in this area, institutions which can likewise provide employment opportunities for those wishing to pursue a career in the city.
Some of the healthcare facilities around Phrom Phong include the Bangkok Hospital, Tobacco Monopoly Hospital, Tha Ruea Hospital, and the Sukhumvit Hospital. Businesses engaged in tourist and travel are also abundant in the locality. These include the Erawan Hotel, V Residence Bangkok, 24Inn Hotel Bangkok and the Emporium Suites.
An upscale mall, The Emporium, is but one of the many shopping choices for foreign tourists and locals tarrying around Phrom Phong BTS. The recently built Emquartier mall is another great option to get food, shop and watch movies. The alternative shopping destinations here include the K Village, Miracle Mall, Big C, Lotus Extra, and the Villa Market. At Soi 31, a side street of Sukhumvit Road, you can find the RSU Tower where a range of clothes and goods are sold. Besides restaurants and bookstores, this building also has a bank and health and fitness centre.
Benjasiri Park is located right next to the Phrom Phong BTS station
Phrom Phong dining options are as abundant, ranging from the classy restaurants to down-to-earth street-side eateries. For a taste of Japanese cuisine, Isao and Koi would be good places to go to. Those looking for contemporary cuisine, Spring Summer would be a good choice.
Going for side-street a la carte menu, take a walk at Soi 37 of Sukhumvit Road where there are a bunch of quaint eateries.
As delightful, more than a sampling of Thailand’s arts and culture can be had at Pridi Banomyong Institute, which is also off Sukhumvit. Nearby Benjasiri park also provides a good place to relax and unwind.
The expat community really likes the Phrom Phong area. In particular, this area has a fairly large number of residents from Japan and Korea. There’s a large amount of foreigners around this locality, which explains why the cost of living is fairly higher than most parts of Bangkok where the locals dominate.