Staying in a Bangkok hotel near BTS makes getting around the city a snap, so Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11’s central location on Sukhumvit Soi 11 in the city’s busy commercial district allows for easy access to Bangkok’s efficient public transport network, the BTS Skytrain. Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 is one of the most convenient Bangkok hotels near BTS, with the SkyTrain at Nana BTS station, just a short 350 meter walk from the hotel. Nana BTS station is on BTS’s Sukhumvit Line at Sukhumvit Soi 9, east of Nana intersection (Soi Sukhumvit 3). There are a variety of Bangkok hotels near BTS Nana station, as well as the Asok BTS station and Sukhumvit MRT station for the underground train, all within walking distance or a short tuk-tuk ride from Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11.
Bangkok’s Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS or Skytrain, is an elevated rapid transit system coursing across the more central parts of the city. SkyTrain fare starts at 15 baht and goes up to 55 baht, depending on the distance between your beginning station and your destination, so staying in a Bangkok hotel near BTS makes getting around the city cheap and easy.
Many of Bangkok’s most desirable destinations can conveniently be reached via the SkyTrain, including the National Stadium, Siam Square and the Chao Praya River. The nearby Asok BTS Station is in one of Bangkok’s busiest business districts, home to glass-and-steel office buildings, high-end serviced apartments, hotels, and plenty of restaurants. The Nana BTS station located next to Nana Plaza is well-known for its rousing nightlife scene, with more than 30 bars and pubs. Within this adult playground is one of Bangkok’s famous red light districts, but aside from the naughty nightlife, there are also plenty of more well-behaved venues. A shining example of Bangkok’s multi-cultural contrasts can be found at Soi 3 (Soi Nana), a Middle Eastern enclave known as ‘Little Arabia’. Also nearby is the ever-popular Terminal 21 shopping mall, accessible from the Asok BTS or Sukhumvit MRT stations.
From the Asok BTS station you can quickly get from Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 to the underground Sukhumvit MRT station, which has stops of particular interest to visitors that include Kampaengphet (Chatuchak Weekend Market, Or Tor Kor Market and Rod Fai Market), Silom (Saladaeng BTS Skytrain, Pat Pong Night Market and Lumpini Park) and Hua Lamphong (Chinatown and Central Railway Station). The Petchaburi Station is about 300m from the Airport Rail Link’s Makkasan Interchange Station, where you can board the express train to Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Nana looks its best after dark, so with your Bangkok hotel near BTS a stop at Nana BTS station will drop you right in the middle of this Bangkok nightlife extravaganza. Trendy clubs and bars run down the length of Sukhumvit Soi 11, while more risqué venues populate Sukhumvit Soi 4 (Nana Plaza), where long standing go-go bars sit next to beer bars and massage parlors.
Located just opposite of Terminal 21 is Soi Cowboy, a red-light district with a laid-back, carnival-like feel to it, very near the Asok Skytrain or Sukhumvit MRT stations.
Since you’re residing in a Bangkok hotel near BTS, the shopping world is your oyster. The area around Sukhumvit Road becomes one huge night market when the sun goes down, as vendors set up their stalls selling cheap fashion brands, accessories, DVDs and souvenirs.
For the Mother of All Markets you can’t beat the 15,000 stalls selling everything under the sun at Chatuchak Market. Take the SkyTrain to Mo Chit station and take exit no. 1, follow the crowd until you see rows of canvas stalls selling clothes, then turn right and continue following the crowd to the small entrance that leads into the market.
For upmarket shopping, Robinson’s Department Store is connected by elevated walkway to the Asok BTS station, and at Phrom Phong BTS SkyTrain station you will find the massive Emporium Shopping Mall.
For the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district, head straight to Siam Square, with many of Bangkok’s largest malls, including Siam Paragon and Siam Center, which are directly linked to the Siam BTS SkyTrain station. Central World, the largest mall in Thailand, is only a five minute stroll along the elevated walkway from the Siam SkyTrain station.
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