2018 will be a memorable year for Ekkamai. No longer shall it stand in the shadow of its popular counterpart Thong Lo — Ekkamai is the designated investment hotspot and there are good reasons for it.
Also known as Sukhumvit Soi 63, Ekkamai runs parallel to Thong Lo (Sukhumvit 55) and is connected to it via Thong Lo Soi 10 and Ekkamai Soi 5. This proximity synergises the two areas, resulting in cohesive commercial activities flowing from Thong Lo into Ekkamai and vice-versa. The area has developed a vibrant range of leisure options and is transforming into a residential hotspot appealing to today’s demand. The intersection of Sukhumvit Soi 63 and the main Sukhumvit road offers a diverse set of establishments, alongside the Ekkamai BTS station.
The CBD of Sukhumvit is only a few stops from the Ekkamai BTS station. At the far end of Ekkamai, you meet a junction that veers into Petchaburi Road or into Sirat Expressway, the Bangkok outer ring road. The Eastern Bus Terminal, located on the intersection of Ekkamai and Sukhumvit, is the connection to several Eastern Seaboard destinations such as Pattaya and Rayong.
While similar to Thong Lo in numerous ways, Ekkamai stands apart from its neighbour with its unique living atmosphere. Populated by large trees, the area is less commercial, benefiting from a more peaceful and serene residential environment. Ekkamai offers a charming Bangkok vibe, especially with its undeveloped shophouses that still host mom-and-pop stores. Recently, more modern and trendy venues opened up in the area, including French bakeries, Korean and Japanese restaurants, Italian bistros, Spanish tapas, café’s, pubs, cocktail lounges, and Michelin-listed fine dining establishments.