Ratchadamri is situated in the very heart of Bangkok and is a bustling business district marked with towering skyscrapers. A large number of Thai and Western businessmen opt for condos in Ratchadamri, while the area also features vibrant restaurants and shops that attract tourists.
Rachadamri Road runs all the way from the Rama I intersection to Lumpini Park. Many of the smaller sois that lead off Rachadamri Road feature condos for rent in Ratchadamri as well as a number of cool cafes as well as houses for rent in Bangkok.
Penninsular Plaza was established around twenty years ago and boasts a large collection of shops as well as international restaurants and fast food outlets. A number of market stalls spring up around the shopping mall in the early evening and this is a good place to browse for bargains and stop for a bite to eat after work.
The Royal Sports Club can be found on the northern side of Rachadamri Road and boasts a large golf course as well as a racetrack. Some of the most luxurious condos for rent in Bangkok overlook the Royal Sports Club and come complete with spacious balconies where residents can sit to soak up city views.
It is possible to walk to the large and lovely Lumpini Park in just a few minutes from the Ratchadamri neighbourhood. This park offers a peaceful retreat from the city and comes complete with a public swimming pool, an outdoor fitness area and a large lake. Those in the know often travel to this neighbourhood after dark to enjoy a drink at one of Ratchadamri’s unique bars. These bars offer everything from live jazz music to more risqué entertainment and attract expats and Thai people who want to enjoy stylish settings away from the tourist hangouts.
This neighbourhood features a large number of luxurious international hotels that come complete with excellent restaurants and bars. Many of these bars are situated at street level to attract people who are looking for a place to unwind and enjoy a drink or two at the end of the day. Small street bars also pop up in this area from 21:00 onwards and offer a cheap and cheerful setting that mainly attracts tourists and expat residents.
Ratchadamri BTS station is the first stop on the Silom line and provides a rapid connection to all of the major destinations in the Silom district. The line connects with the Sukhumvit line just one stop away at Siam, which offers excellent shopping and nightlife opportunities. Siam Paragon, Central World, Central Embassy and Central Chidlom are all within walking distance.