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Ratchadaphisek Travel Guide
In a glance, Ratchadaphisek seems to have a lot of similarities with Sukhumvit Road that offers modern style attractions, but when you look closely, you’ll see that Ratchadaphisek, even though it also has a modern look, it offers more out-of-town feel than Sukhumvit Road. This place is known for its nightclubs, pubs, huge selection of hotels, department stores and cultural attractions. However, recently it’s been increasingly popular for being an affordable nightlife destination in Thailand.
Siam Niramit – A very famous cultural attraction venue in Ratchadaphisek featuring a spectacular theatrical show. Siam Niramit’s theater brilliantly captures the magnificent 700 years history, traditions, customs and culture of Thailand in a 90 minute captivating show. Besides the Ratchada Theater, Siam Niramit also houses a miniature Thai village souvenir shop and Sawasdee Restaurant. Other exciting things you can do in this venue include feeding the elephants, listening to a Thai xylophone band called ‘ranad’, and you can also get your pictures taken with characters from the theatrical show.
Art in Paradise – This interactive attraction was started in Pattaya, and due to its popularity, now it’s open on Ratchadaphisek, at Esplanade Shopping Mall to be precised. This trickeye museum is a guaranteed fun for you and your family, you will forget about the time once you’re inside. The Art in Paradise is located on the 4th floor of the mall, featuring fantastic optical illusion paintings that enable you to take part in various scenes, like the flying carpet ride and stairway to hell.
The Esplanade – Shopping is one of the main attractions in Ratchadaphisek, and The Esplanade is one of the best shopping venues in this area. This 7 storey mall is designed with art & entertainment concept. Inside the mall you can find Tops Supermarket, Sub Zero ice skating arena, restaurants, various retail shops, B2S Bookstore, Cineplex, and the famous Ratchada Musical Theater with 1,500 seats.
The Street Ratchada Shopping Mall – Another fabulous shopping center is The Street Ratchada Shopping Mall. It’s a super modern market that symbolize the modern lifestyle of the people in Bangkok. Established in 2016, it offers shopping, entertainment and dining experience under one roof.
Bounce Bangkok – a trampoline park and climbing venue located inside The Street Shopping Mall. It’s open for people of all ages, but young children will require adult companion.
Route 66 Nightclub – This is a legendary nightclub in Bangkok that’s famous for its wild parties. Route 66 Nightclub is a great venue that’s suitable for all people with different music tastes.
ONYX – This is also a very popular nightclub in Ratchadaphisek. It’s a great place to party with great local and international DJs ready to entertain you.
Ratchadaphisek is a popular ‘accommodation area’ in Bangkok, a lot of tourists from abroad choose to stay here because hotels in Ratchadaphisek mostly offer great value. These hotels have strategic location and great services, while still reasonably priced. Some of the most popular hotels in Ratchadaphisek are Praso, Golden Tulip Sovereign, Siamaze, Amaranta, Swissotel Le Concorde and many more.