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The name Ratchadaphisek mentioned here refers to the
short distance between the Lat Phrao Intersection and
the Rama IX Road Intersection, which is a busy commercial
district containing several big department stores,
office buildings, hotels and a large number of restaurants
and nightlife establishments. A little way off the
road is Thailand Cultural Centre, where shows and exhibitions
are held from time to time. A subway station is also
Located to the north of downtown, Ratchadaphisek is
a part of large ring road that joins many old routes
together. But only the newly constructed sections are
called Ratchadaphisek Road. The lively part, running
parallel to the east of Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, starts
from the Rama IX Intersection and head up north to
the Ratchada-Lat Phrao Intersection. Ratchadaphisek
is one of Bangkok’s busy districts housing numbers
of high-rises and hotels, and it is also known as one
of the famous entertainment zones with numbers of nightclubs,
youth club discos and large soapy massage parlours.
The traffic is horrendous during rush hours.
MRT: Lat Phrao, Sutthisan, Huai Khwang, Thailand Cultural
Centre, Rama IX, Phetchaburi Stations
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Map : Ratchadaphisek – Ramkhamhaeng
Hotels in Ratchadaphisek Area
||Thailand Cultural Centre
The centre is a venue for both Thai and international
performing arts and cultural shows. It also features
auditorium halls, cultural library and Thai Life Permanent
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The 2,000-seat theatre is famous for its spectacular
special effect performance boasting Thai arts and cultural
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The four-floor IT department store selling all kinds
of latest digital products, games and DVD’s.
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Being the newest shopping complex in the area, the
Esplanade has well-known international brands, various
kinds of restaurants, modern cinemas and Ratchadalai
Musical Theatre. The building looks more like a modern
art venue than a shopping centre.
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A Japanese chain of general merchandise stores.
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Robinson Ratchadaphisek branch offers quality consumer
products in a pleasant atmosphere.
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Food is easy to find here like other parts of the city
ranging from daytime food stalls to famous seafood restaurants.
Food courts in many department stores also offer delicious
Ratchada Soi 4
Located on Ratchadaphisek Road, Ratchada Soi 4 is another
night entertainment zone in Bangkok. It is popular
among local teens. Due to its young market, the music
here is loud and more suitable for dancing than chit-chatting.
But the drinks are rather cheap when comparing with
Sukhumvit’s expat bars.
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You can’t miss the colourful neon signs of many massage
parlours on the road. The businesses are usually
huge in size and offer full services.
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