Soi Ari or Phahayolthin 7 Alley, is a charming neighbourhood and popular hangout for residents and visitors alike. It is only 15 minute taxi ride from the hotel or if you feel like going on an adventure, catch a van at Cosmo Bazaar to Victory Monument. From there, it is only 2 stops on the BTS. It is a great way to spend the day and indulge in the world of slow lifestyle. Here are a few things to do from morning to night.
Soi Ari comes alive early in the morning. If you are staying at Novotel Bangkok IMPACT, we recommend enjoying a long breakfast at The Square before starting your adventure. However, if you feel like exploring some street food or café options, Soi Ari has lots to offer. After breakfast, take a stroll down the tree lined alleys and take in the beautiful architecture of some traditional houses. One thing to keep an eye out for is the Spirit Houses, which usually resemble miniature temples or traditional Thai houses. They are all truly unique, decorated with fragrant flower garlands, food and incense. Spirit Houses are a Thai tradition to honour the spirits of ancestors living in a house.
Next stop is Chatuchak Park, which is only 2 hops away on the BTS. Take your time and enjoy a relaxing afternoon under a tree, treat yourself to some local coffees or a Thai iced tea and catch up on your reading. It is a wonderful spot to decompress underneath a tree and watch the lake as the day goes by. If you’re hungry, head back to Soi Ari for some early evening drinks at one of the funky bars in the area. One place to check out is Summer Street, a seafood street dining spot. It is the best place to enjoy some fresh seafood and a cold beer. If you’re up for it, get some quick shopping done at La Villa, an open mall next to the Ari BTS station.
The evening scene at Soi Ari is also one of the best places to have a fun night out in Bangkok. With a variety of dining options, from fine dining to street food, visitors can have a great time regardless of their budget. All bars a long way from bustling nightlife districts such as Khaosarn Road or RCA. For more information about Soi Ari, please contact our friendly staffs at the Front Desk.