Few soi can lay claim to having a dinosaur theme park on their doorstep, but soi 31 has that unique distinction. Life-sized models of both gentle and fierce dinosaurs eye passing traffic, an artificial volcano replays extinction scenarios and visitors take in gorgeous city views in the park’s giant Ferris wheel. Enter the soi though, and its quiet, secluded aura envelops visitors, who have plenty to explore given the street’s many restaurants, cafes and art galleries. Let’s take a look at some of soi 31’s standout features
Location & Convenience
Owning or renting an apartment at Soi 31 gives you the chance to both live on one of the longest boulevards in Asia and experience the benefits of being in one of Bangkok’s most central areas. Soi 31 runs directly off Sukhumvit road and is flanked by BTS Asok and (MRT Asok) on one side – it’s within walking distance of key points like Jasmine City Complex, the Exchange tower, the Interchange 21 tower and the Terminal 21 shopping mall. A few minutes walk in the other direction takes you past Villa market, the Benjasiri park, Emporium and EmQuartier malls to BTS Phrom Phong. Extending all the way up to the Khlong Saen Saep canal, a home down this street also gives residents the chance to commute through Bangkok by khlong from the Prasanmit khlong stop located nearby.
Every wanted to sample Roman family recipes, take some yoga lessons or learn how to paint on lotus leaves? There’s a lot to try down this soi. For yoga, head over to Absolute Yoga or the Asthtanga yoga center. Art lessons are available at Himapan gallery and other artsy places here include Attic studios and La Lanta fine art. If you like to dine out often, there’s a vast variety of cuisines to sample – try authentic Roman cuisine at the Roman trattoria named Appia, Italian food at Antonio’s, Peppina, and Bella Napoli, Indian food from Himali Cha Cha, and French at Le Vendôme & the JP French restaurant. Don’t miss Korean food at Bibimbab, sushi sandwiches at ISAO, mouth-watering mussels at Harvest and inspired Thai cuisine at Siam wisdom. Health foods and organic vegetables are also available here.
Soi 31 apartments & condos
You might imagine that an apartment here would cost the earth, but it’s still possible to find affordable places. Some of the favorite expat residences down Soi 31 include Kiarti Thanee City Mansion and Prime Mansion Sukhumvit 31. These older buildings have both charm and top-end facilities and outshine, newer swankier condominium complexes. For instance, the 15-storey Prime Mansion complex (completed in 2008) has 3-levels of covered car parking, a Roman-end pool with beautiful city sky line views and a well-equipped gym. Units in this complex have plenty of natural light and are extremely spacious – 1 2,3 and 4-bedroom units range from 72 sq m to 357 sq m. Some of the building’s 3-bedroom units (160 sq m) here are extremely good value; they can be purchased for a relatively inexpensive price and remodeled to suit individual tastes.
To sum up, opting for a home on Soi 31, gives you the chance to live a cosmopolitan, yet relaxed lifestyle in the heart of downtown Bangkok’s commercial district, within walking distance of many hotspots. If you’d like to rent or own a home in this international neighborhood, just drop by the Century21Skylux office or call. Being in Bangkok’s real estate industry for 20 years has led us to having an extensive local network at our fingertips. We can get you the best possible deals to be had here.