If you are bored of living in towns and want a break from the town feel, head straight to Ratchada which is blooming with modernism and offers a great weekend getaway feel. The city surprises everybody with its less concrete structures, at the same time offering options for the demanding youth. It is renowned for its affordable night life and is prominent amongst locals for its night club/pubbing activity. Besides the nightlife, it is also known for the Thailand Cultural center, a few department stores and budget hotels. It is located north of the downtown metropolitan area, runs parallel to Viphavadi Rangsit Road to the east and runs northwards from the end of Asok Road to Lad Phrao Road. It is easily accessible as it is well served by the Mass Rapid Transport network or the MRT as it is popular known, which runs a network of local trains.
Let’s have a look at the possible options, one could explore while he was here.
Make sure to visit the Thai Cultural Center, Siam Niramit and the Esplanade as all of them are located close to each other.
Thailand Cultural Centre: One of the main attractions here is the modern Thailand Cultural Center. It runs both Thai & International, cultural and performing art shows all round the year. It is fast gaining popularity amongst the local populace as well as the visitor fraternity. It also has a cultural library and runs the Thai Life Permanent exhibition which showcases the history, culture & tradition of Thailand using the modern technology.
Siam Niramit: Be prepared to be enthralled buy this captivating show performed by 150 dazzling artists. It is bound to be a spectacular show as it takes you on a scintillating journey of Thailand’s historical, cultural and religious development. One could also fancy his chance by buy buying original Thai handicrafts from the rural villages which are replicated from the original villages and find some place here.
The Esplanade Shopping center: It is a one stop shop for all your dining, shopping and entertainment options. This Seven Storey spectacle has a 12 screen Cineplex, an ice skating rink and a 1500 seat Ratchadalai Musical theatre besides other tempting options. Designed by the same Paris architects who conceived the Siam paragon and The Emporium, this one offers a similar architecture, as a feast for your eyes.
Ratchada promises to be a revelation for all your nightlife and pubbing activity. The Royal City Avenue or the RCA as it is popularly called is the most sought after destination for all night life activity. You could do well to have a taste of the nightlife here by visiting Route 66 or Slim Flix (especially Slim & Flix). The Slim & Flix has 2 clubs in one, namely, Slim & Flix, both playing different music catering to a different set of audience. The place is a hit amongst the young thai crowd.
Bangkok Cha-da Hotel: A Good budget hotel with a great location.
Swissotel Le Concorde: A 4star, comfortable, good value for money hotel.
Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok: Located at an convenient and excellent location, the Hotel serves a good purpose for the visiting fraternity.