Asoke district stands out as the core of Bangkok’s central business district. The area is home to diverse, multinational companies operating in modern offices within a vibrant neighbourhood, and close to cafes, malls and restaurants. Calling Asoke a true central business district is definitely not an overstatement because it has exceptional connectivity with well-organized public transport.
The ever-growing demand for condominiums and apartments is one of the reasons why Asoke is the ideal place to invest and to live in. Here’s a glimpse of what Asoke CBD has to offers for the wandering travellers as well as real estate investors.
Well-Connected Transport System
You don’t need to bring your vehicle every time you go to the office or even at stores. In fact, Asoke Junction connects two train lines – BTS Asoke and Sukhumvit MRT stations. You can easily transfer as trains in Bangkok are the fastest choice of transport connecting the whole city. Next to Sukhumvit MRT is Phetchaburi MRT station. Between these stations, the majority of the buildings around house business companies. Also, Phetchaburi MRT is an interchange station of the express Airport Rail Link.
The vast commuter rail connections available in Asoke CBD makes travelling at ease.
State-of-the-Art Office Buildings
The road that links major areas in Bangkok, which is also in between Sukhumvit and Phetchaburi MRT stations is Sukhumvit 21. A long stretch of road where you’ll see several state-of-the-art office buildings. GMM Grammy Place, Interchange Tower, Exchange Tower and The Lake Ratchada are some of the best Bangkok buildings worth checking. Other than that, BB Building, Column Tower and CTI Tower are known offices of corporate businesses in the area too.
Workspaces in the bustling neighbourhood are well-connected to the whole Asoke area through public and private transportation.
Modern Shopping Malls
Robinson and Terminal 21 are the two must-go retail stores for shopaholics. From traditional wear to modern suit, these establishments can never disappoint you, especially Terminal 21. With over 600 stores and unique shop concept, the 9-storey mall is a clothing paradise for avid shoppers. Moreover, food enthusiasts will also have an amazing time in the area. Food stalls and restaurants that serve a selection of local and international cuisine are available at the modern shopping malls.
You don’t need to travel too far to grab a bottle of beer with your friends on a weekend since trendy bars and restaurants are around Asoke CBD. If you are into Japanese cuisine, check Kenshin Izakaya. The place serves booze, meat and seafood skewers, as well as sushi rolls at a reasonable price. Next is the BeerVault at Sukhumvit 15. A popular spot and a great place to unwind. BeerVault is known to serve over 100 brands of liquor from all over the world.
Other than the two bars, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is also on everyone’s radar. The 5-star hotel is not only known for its accommodation services but also its sophisticated dining hotspot on the 30th floor. Sip and savour their gourmet, signature dishes while admiring Bangkok’s cityscape.
Winning Restaurants to Serve your Palate
Delicious and diverse, two words that sum up of what Bangkok has to offer. The cheesy, stuffed Italian food at Big Mama, rich pad thai at Suda Restaurant and juicy steak at the Argentanion Steak House are just some of the hard to resist restaurants in Asoke CBD. While those who are in the mood for cuts of meat, tasty side dishes and buffets, Korean Town near Times Square is the ideal location to satisfy one’s cravings. Besides, restaurants in the area serve authentic Korean food.
Coffee Shops for Caffeine Lovers
Sometimes a casual place to sit with a refreshing cup of coffee and a tasty snack is all you need. In Asoke CBD, you can dine in a lush open space instead of the usual confined space at Coffee Alley in the Garden. Same with Iwane Goes Nature, it’s a cosy cafe surrounded with leafy greens and trees.
Public Parks and Lush Spaces
Get close to nature at Benjakitti Park. Surrounded by plants, flowers and palm trees, the place is ideal if you want a quick break from the hustle and bustle. The park is approximately 10-minute walk from the BTS Asoke. From there, visitors can rent a bicycle to ride their way around the park. Another option is to rent a boat as visitors can pedal their way through the lake.
Then those who are into arts and outdoor activities, Benjasiri Park is the place to go. Stroll around and find different Thai sculptures and pieces. Also, enjoy sports like basketball, tennis, swimming and skateboarding as there are respective courts for each activity.
Pristine Residential Areas
When it comes to residential areas, each district in Bangkok has a friendly neighbourhood with luxurious condominiums and apartments. However, if you are looking for pristine yet affordable housing space, Asoke is arguably the most sought after residential area in Bangkok CBD.
Consider investing in Asoke while you still can since the real estate market in this area is booming. To give you an idea what Asoke CBD has to offer in terms of luxurious condos, here are few projects at Asoke Montri Road.
1. Ashton Asoke
Setting a new standard for urban living, Ashton Asoke is a high-rise condo located right in the heart of Asoke. With just a few steps away from BTS and MRT, everything Bangkok has in store is within your grasp.
2. The Esse Asoke
Being the tallest residential tower in Asoke, have a mesmerising cityscape view from your condo unit every day.
3. The Lofts Asoke
There are many luxurious condominiums in Asoke CBD, but the Lofts Asoke stands out from the rest because of its unique style and architecture.
4. The Esse at Singha Complex
Redefining luxury living, the Esse at Singha Complex is a combination of Grade A office, lifestyle mall, and most importantly a grand condominium. All in one complex and nestled right in Asoke CBD.