Sukhumvit Soi 16 is half residential and half business
Neighborhoods IV - Sukhumvit Soi 16,18,20,22
Sukhumvit Soi 16
This Soi is half residential and half business. It's behind Ratchadaphisek Rd.(Asoke Rd) and some of the office buildings on Ratchadaphisek Rd. have their back entrances on this road. So you do get office residents’ traffic during rush hour.
However, there are a number of nice condos and executive apartments here; few of them are quite new. Most of the condos and executive apartments are high rises, so the Westside view of Queen Sirikit Convention center is quite pleasant.
You also have a new Foodland (24-hr supermarket), coffee shops, Japanese restaurants, a fancy Bar & Restaurant, Thai restaurants, Laos restaurants, Family Mart, and other local shops including street vendors on a cart (occupying the side walks).
You have passable sidewalks; they get narrowed as you walk deeper into the Soi. The traffics during rush hour are a concerned but tolerable; walk carefully. It’s too nice to pass by.
Sukhumvit Soi 18
A Seven Eleven is right at the entrance of the Soi opposite a Lexus car dealer. There is a nice new condos right there too, along with local shops and street vendors. Once you passed the first 50 meters it gets quieter and greener with big oak like trees; you start to see nice condos. It’s quiet enough with puny sidewalks but passable.
I would not mind staying in this Soi.
Sukhumvit Soi 20
There are stree vendors and Seven Eleven at the beginning of the Soi. Hotels on Sukhumvit Soi 18 extend their backsides into this Soi, so you can use hotels facilities from this Soi. There ‘s a large German Restaurant, Thai restaurants, a number of other restaurants in the hotels, two Indian restaurants.
You also have serviced apartments and condos here.
It’s OK till you reach about 300 meter from the beginning of the Soi, beyond that the traffics get hectic and it’s too uncomfortable for me to walk.
Sukhumvit Soi 22
This Soi has decent sidewalks on both sides with less street vendors; it is packed with shops on both side of the street. Near the beginning of the Soi on the west side, you have Larry’s Dive; a restaurant, a bar & grill, and a tailor. There’s also a section of more bars on the opposite side.
You also have Korean restaurants, Japanese restaurants, local fruit stands. There is Queen’s Park Plaza; a group of pub & bar kioses. It seems to be servicing clients from the Queen’s Park hotel on the east side.
The Soi is packed with shops on both side of the street. There are hearing aid center, dental clinic, veternarian clinic, pharmacy, beauty salons.
There is a big local grade school with hundreds of students.
Mixed in all these places, you have some nice apartments and condos.
This is a Soi with many shops and bars. The sidewalk is decent enough. I think there is too many bars here and you can do better looking at other Soi's.
A bonus on Sukhumvit Rd, there is a big Queen’s Park nearby. Lastly, you have a bit of walk to Asoke BTS SkyTrain station.
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