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.
Thong Lo is a BTS station on Sukhumvit line that is located at Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Soi Thong Lo) on Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei District.
Here is the map for the area around Thong Lo 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.
What to see around BTS Thong Lo Station
Let’s look at the map. No big shopping mall at this BTS Station!
Thong lo is a rich neighborhood in Bangkok. Nowadays this residence area is expensive and many expatriates are living here.
Soi Thong lo or Sukhumvit Soi 55 is a long soi, and people usually go there by private car. There are many international restaurants, pubs, and trendy coffee café in almost every Soi in Soi Thong Lo.
Here are some shops or places that you can walk from the BTS Thong Lo station.
Just only few steps from the station (Exit 3), there is a popular mango with sticky rice shop in Bangkok named ‘Kao Niew Moon Mea Vari’. Mango with sticky rice is a Thai famous dessert; I highly recommend this shop.
Root Garden is a coffee café in the garden which is located in a walking distance from the station.
At night, Sukhumvit Soi 38 (opposite to Soi Thong Lo, take the exit 4) becomes a great place for street food. You can wander from a stall to another and try local food there.
From the station, you can take exit 1 and walk for 10 minutes to Rainhill, a community mall, which is located on Sukhumvit Soi 47.
Hope this information helps. Enjoy traveling Bangkok!