The Bangkok Nana Area runs parallel to the Skytrain (BTS) line on the main Sukhumvit Road between the Ploen Chit Skytrain Station and the Nana Skytrain Station. The busy side on the Sukhumvit Road sits between Soi 3 and Soi 15. The quieter side sits opposite between Soi 2 and Soi 10.
Nana Skytrain Station (Exit 1 and 3)
This is the busy, touristy side of the Bangkok Nana Area between soi 3-15 on Sukhumvit Road. On exiting the Skytrain you will find pavements lined with stalls selling tourist junk, knock-off goods and occasional sleaze. These stalls run the length of Sukhumvit Road between Bangkok Nana and Asoke areas. A number of the areas lesser bars and restaurants also occupy this stretch – not a whole lot to offer.
Sukhumvit Soi 3 (Nana Nua)
Sukhumvit Soi 3 is a great place to pick-up shisha, shawarma kebabs and Arabic foods with restaurants from all over Middle-East and Africa. The area links with Sukhumvit Soi 5 by Middle-East Street and other backstreets. Hotels in the area are relatively bland – the most popular being Zenith Sukhumvit.
Sukhumvit Soi 11
Soi 11 is the centre of the Bangkok Nana area and of Sukhumvit’s trendy entertainment and nightlife (as here). Many popular Indian restaurants are found at the entrance to the street including celebrity Indian chef Mrs Balbir’s. Hotels near the action include the 3* Le Fenix and the 4* Aloft Hotel. Also worth mention is Limoncello Pizzeria.
The quieter side of Bangkok Nana Area between Soi 2 and Soi 10 of Sukhumvit Road. The pavements here are lined with hard sell tailors the only worth mentioning is the famous Rajawongse (no hard sell here).
Hotels on this side of Sukhumvit are cheaper. On Sukhumvit Soi 2 near the Ploen Chit Skytrain station is the budget boutique Hotel Solo. Budget hotels on Sukhumvit Soi 4 include the 3* Woraburi and the 3* Royal Ivory. With the seedy Bangkok Nana Plaza on Sukhumvit Soi 4 it maybe worth avoiding. For luxury the 5* Grand Sukhumvit Hotel is found on Sukhumvit Soi 6.