The cool neighbourhood in Bangkok that’s surprisingly great for kids too
This hipster haven hides many gems that’ll keep the little ones entertained while letting you enjoy the chill side of Bangkok.
- August 2019
Small, independent boutiques, and some of the best bars and cafes in the city … Ekamai might not seem like the obvious choice for families travelling to Bangkok, but it’s precisely the neighbourhood’s effortless cool and laid-back vibes that make it perfect for parents who want to enjoy their holiday as much as they want to make it memorable for their kids. Here are the best places to eat, stay and play in and around Ekamai.
Where to eat and drink
The Gardens of Dinsor Palace
Set within the grounds of a former royal mansion, this gorgeous restaurant feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.
Address: Soi Chumbala Sukhumvit Road, Wattana
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Tasting Room by Mikkeller Bangkok
Tucked away from the busy main street in what used to be a residential house is the Bangkok branch of the Danish microbrewery.
Address: 26 Ekamai Soi 10, Yaek 2, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtan Nua, Wattana
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Geometric pendant lamps, angular lines and a palette of pastels ... Shugaa is unabashedly made for the ’gram.
When it comes to the desserts at Shugaa, they don’t just look good — they’re genuinely inventive. But leave room for the drinks too! Shugria is a must-try. Inspired by Sangria, this non-alcoholic beverage is made of fermented grape and roselle and finished with fresh orange slices and apple cubes.
Address: 27 The Residence, Sukhumvit Soi 61, Wattana
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Things to do with kids
Sub-Zero Ice Skate Club
This indoor skating rink is a great way to beat the relentless heat. There are also drop-in classes available for children as young as three.
Address: 1221/39 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana
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Angoon Children Park
Sometimes parents underestimate how easily contented kids can be — a trip to the park can be just as memorable and fun for them. Angoon Children Park might not be in Ekamai but this green oasis is just an easy 8-minute drive away. The kids will love roaming the wide-open spaces while you chill at the cafe or browse through shops selling second-hand ware and organic produce.
Address: 3 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana
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The elegant apartments are equipped with a kitchen, washing machine and dryer.
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