Last year, Thailand’s status was upgraded a notch to Tier 2 “Watch List”.It had been downgraded to the lowest level, Tier 3, after a 2014 coup.Whilst many first-time visitors to Bangkok head to the myriad of hotels crammed along Sukhumvit Road, Sathorn provides a quieter alternative away from the hustle of lower Sukhumvit.
The Chao Phraya River forms the western boundary of Sathorn.Sathorn isn’t brimming with obvious tourist attractions, but it does have a number of interesting locations to check out and decent transport links make it relatively easy to get around and explore the rest of Bangkok.“We believe that any government would have a good feeling about, or even admire, what we have done,” Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai told a news conference.“We certainly are hopeful we’ll be viewed favorably.” In 2016, Thailand investigated 333 cases, prosecuted 301 people and convicted 268, he said.In Sathorn, you’ll find all that is wonderful about Bangkok’s eclectic food scene with dining options ranging from classic Thai hawker stalls to high-class restaurants such as David Thompson’s award-wining at Metropolitan which is considered as one of the top restaurants in the world.
For street food try any of the vendors along Suan Plu Road or at the market, Talad Suan Plu.They were greeted by hundreds of fans at Suvarnabhumi airport on Thursday morning, and City boss Nigel Pearson told the Bangkok Post they were delighted to be there."I would like to thank Thai fans for their warm welcome," said Pearson."We are here for vacation after a long season." City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha said they wanted to celebrate the team's success with his people."We come here to thank Thai fans for their support," he told the Bangkok Post.Highly recommended are the two branches of Uncle John founded by a former hotel chef who wanted to bring quality dining at reasonable prices to the Suan Plu neighbourhood.Further down the lane, Le Isaan is another noteworthy dining choice serving northern and north-eastern Thai food.But rights groups say millions of migrant workers remain vulnerable to abuse in fishing, the sex trade and other industries.