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Sathorn is home to luxury properties, abundant dining choices from simple gourmet to high end fancy, and sits at a crossroads between the urban Central Business District and Lumpini Park, which is Bangkok's biggest green oasis and a wonderful escape from the city hustle and bustle.
The Sathorn area is a fantastic mix of upscale hotel restaurants and streetside stalls, with perhaps the best find being that which embraces the two. Uncle John's is a five star dining experience at street level, where a former 5 star hotel chef now runs his own show in a tiny roadside eatery.
Sathorn's Best Restaurants
If you want to drink with the stars, Sathorn is home to Bangkok's best sky bars, most notably the Moon Bar, located on the 68th floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel, with an open air 360 degree panorama of the city, and there is also Distil, perched high above the Chao Phraya River in the Lebua State Tower, famed for it's Hangovertini, named after the Hollywood film shot here.
Sathorn's Best Nightlife
The choices of places to stay along Sathorn are staggering, with some of the most swank property in town to be found here. Heading the list is the new Sofitel So Bangkok, with its unique urban design, perched between Lumpini Park and the business district. Other great spots here include the Aetas Lumpini, the Baiyoke Tower and the Lebua State Tower.