Sathon Road

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Sathon Road in front of the Saint Louis Church, Bangkok, showing the elevated BTS skytrain track and Mahanakhon in the view

Sathon Road (Thai: ถนนสาทร, RTGSThanon Sathon, pronounced [tʰā.nǒn sǎː.tʰɔ̄ːn]; also Sathorn or Satorn) is a major road that passes through the districts of Bang Rak and Sathon in central Bangkok, Thailand. It is an important transportation link between Phra Nakhon and Thonburi sides of Bangkok.

Sathon Road is lined with skyscrapers and corporate offices, especially banking and finance related. Thai and International banks such as SMBC and Citicorp have their headquarters located along Sathon Road. Numerous 40+ story luxury condominiums line the street. It also has, along the South side, the embassies of Australia (37), Denmark (Soi 1), Germany (9), Malaysia (35), and Slovak Republic (25). The extensive Protestant Bangkok Bible College and a Roman Catholic church are in the south-west.

View of Sathon Tai Road in 1997

It consists of the eastbound Sathon Nuea Road (or North Sathon Road, belonging to Bang Rak district) and the westbound Sathon Tai Road (or South Sathon Road, belonging to Sathon district) separated by Khlong Sathon.

  • On the south-western end of the roads is the Taksin Bridge, also commonly called Sathon Bridge, crossing the Chao Phraya River from Charoen Krung Road that borders the river. This end also has the Chao Phraya Express Boat CEN Sathon station, the terminus from which southern and northern line river-stations are numbered. Near this end the Si Rat Expressway (2nd State Expy) crosses at this end.
  • The north-eastern end terminates at Rama IV Road, but continues as Witthayu Road (Wireless Road) where many embassies and ambassadors residences are located, their corner having Lumphini Market on the north-east side.

The Silom Line of the BTS Skytrain also runs along most part of this road with stations Surasak and Saphan Taksin. The skytrain extension to the other side of Chao Phraya River opened to public in May 2009. The MRT Blue Line, Lumphini Station is at the other end near Rama IV Road. The Bangkok BRT Sathorn station is located on Narathiwat road, linked to Chong Nonsi BTS station by a new bridge.

The intersection between Sathon and Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra roads is a new commercial area filled with office buildings such as the Empire Tower.

Coordinates: 13°43′17″N 100°31′35″E / 13.721298°N 100.526419°E / 13.721298; 100.526419