Explore Bangkok by BTS: Asok (E4)

BTS is Bangkok elevated rapid transit system, which is known as Skytrain. With BTS, you can go to the major areas in Bangkok without facing traffic jams. Currently BTS has 2 main lines: Sukhumvit line and Silom line.

Asok Station is a BTS station on Sukhumvit line that is located on Sukhumvit Road, at Asok Intersection, Wattana District.

Here is the map for the area around Asok BTS Station. I have got this map from BTS official website. The area map for the other BTS stations can be found here. To enlarge, click at the map.

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What to see around BTS Asok Station

Let’s look at the map.

Asok area is one of the main business areas in Bangkok. The area is full with office buildings. You will also find hotels and serviced apartment here too.

From the map, you will see that Asok is an interchange station. It connects with MRT Subway at ‘Sukhumvit Station’. So, some tourist chooses to stay around this station because they can take both MRT and BTS to other areas in Bangkok.

The biggest shopping mall in this area is Terminal21. I myself have been to this shopping mall several times because it is not far from my home. Recently I have seen more and more tourists at this mall. I guess that many tourists visiting this shopping mall because of its decoration. At this mall, each floor is decorated in different themes and they do not decorate only retail area, but also the restrooms. Besides, the food court at Terminal is the best food court in Bangkok because it is incredibly cheap. You can eat like a local in an air-conditioned place with cheap price here.

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If you take Exit 4 and walk for 5 minutes, you will be at Benjakitti Park. you can run, ride a bicycle, and row a boat at this park. Early morning or in the evening are the best times to visit the park. In the afternoon is too hot to enjoy the park.

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Korean Town or Sukhumvit Plaza is in a walking distance from the station. Not so much things to see over there. But if you want to eat Korean food or buy products from Korea, this place could be add into your itinerary.

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Besides, you can walk to Soi Cowboy, another popular red light district area in Bangkok. Several pubs and nightclubs can be found there.

Hope this information helps. Enjoy traveling Bangkok!

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