Hidden behind Don Muang Airport, you find the district of Sai Mai. It is purely a residential area and can boast of being the highest populated district of all the 50 districts that Bangkok is comprised of. The housing in most of the district, consists of single houses, townhouses and neighborhoods known as “moobaan”, in thai language. Sai Mai district suddenly grew in population, mainly to cater to the industries that grew up around the airport, when it was commercialised from being a military airport in 1924.
Sai Mai School, Siriwat Wittaya English Program School, Sarasas Witaed Sai Mai School, Pong Suwan Wittaya Sai Mai School and Rittiya Wannalai School are well known schools in the area.
Sai Mai is well connected, mainly by the Don Muang Expressway, Sukhaphiban 5 road, Chalong Rat Expressway, Lam Lukka Road and Highway 9.
Regional hospitals are plenty. The most well known being B. Care medical Center Hospital, CGH Sai Mai Hospital, Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, CGH Hospital and Synphaet Lamlukka Hospital.
Although Sai Mai doesn’t stand out in any particular way, apart from residential, there are plenty of possibilities for exploration, as being quiet and busy at the same time, due to the large population of the area. You can explore typical suburban living and you have plenty of choices when it comes to food, bars and daily shopping. Whether shopping for groceries or gifts, there are plenty of retail options here that range from local flee markets to shops of all kinds. Big C is the common choice for your standard supermarket. For the odd day out, the Royal Thai Air Force Museum and Safari World are well known landmarks in the area.
Sai Mai offers a plethora of restaurants scattered around the district. La Villa is a popular destination or try London Boy Bangkok Bistro. You will find cuisine for every corner of the world.