High-end ideals and low-fi street life collide in Lower Sukhumvit, a frenzied, elaborate maze of sky-rises, street stalls, and red-light stretches. In Lower Sukhumvit, posh restaurants and malls seem to spring from the ground overnight while noodle shops and enterprising vendors peddle their wares from sidewalk kiosks. Come evening, the neighborhood's energy rises from intense to intensely incessant as nightclubs, cabaret parlors, and erotica theatres open their doors until tomorrow morning.See 107 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Fast-Paced Urbanism: Low-Brow and High-End
At your doorstep you’ll find restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as international schools, hospitals, Benjakiti Park, and the new Terminal 21 Shopping Mall."
International Influences In Lower Sukhumvit
Sukhumvit Bangkok is the longest road in Thailand, rich in of-the-minute shopping, eating, and nightlife... Some of the city's most sinful spots, red-light districts Nana Plaza (Soi 4) and Soi Cowboy (off Soi 23) are also found here. And little, stress-busting pockets of calm can be found..."
On the Street: Day to Evening
Lower Sukhumvit's Posh and Precarious Nightlife
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Brent Lewin is an award-winning photographer residing in Bangkok and Toronto. His personal work largely focuses on the plight of the Asian elephant in Thailand. Brent's work has been profiled and featured in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Discovery Channel Magazine, and the industry magazine Photo District News (PDN). Brent's work has also been recognized with over a dozen awards at many prestigious international contests.
Paula Bronstein is an award winning photojournalist with over 30 years in the business. Originally from Boston, Bronstein worked for newspapers including The Hartford Courant and The Chicago Tribune before moving overseas to Thailand in 1998 to cover the Asian region including Afghanistan and Pakistan. Paula has been employed as a senior staff photographer with Getty Images for 10.5 years. Presently Paula has moved back to freelance and is being represented by Reportage by Getty Images.