Explore Bangkok by BTS: Phrom Phong (E5)

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.

Phrom Phong is a BTS station on Sukhumvit line that is located on Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei District.

Here is the map for the area around Phrom Phong 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 Phrom Phong Station

Let’s look at the map.

Phrom Phong station is the area where many Japanese expats live in Bangkok. You can expect to see Japanese while walking around in this area.

From the map, you will see that the station has skybridges connecting to 2 big shopping malls. The Emporium is a shopping mall that has been opened since 1997 and was renovated last year, while The Emquartier is a very new shopping mall that has just been opened last month.

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The Emsphere is another shopping mall that is planned to open in this area by 2016 (so, you now will not see it in the map).

All three shopping malls are operated by The Mall Group and parts of The Em District, a project that aims to be ‘The Epicenter of Sukhumvit’.

At 6th floor of The Emporium, there is a learning center named TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Center). I, from time to time, go there to see the exhibitions.

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Next to The Emporium, you will see Benjasiri Park. This park is not big, but offers several activities.

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As I have told you, this area is a Japanese community in Bangkok, so there is a Little Japan Town which is located in Sukhumvit Soi 33/1. All shops over there have Japanese language signs in front of the shop. Well, the alley is not that long.

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Besides, there are two community malls near the station. Rainhill, a community mall which is located on the main road of Sukhumvit 47, is about 15-minute walk from the station. K Village, a community mall which is located in Sukhumvit Soi 26, is about 20-minute walk from the station.

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Hope this information helps. Enjoy traveling Bangkok!

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