A choice of MRT stations, department stores and even cultural center for your condos in Ratchadaphisek.
Ratchadaphisek is an alternative to Phahonyothin for those wishing to reach the center of Bangkok by the road or public transportation. In recent years new department stores have opened with Esplanade and Central Plaza Rama 9 attracting more residents looking for a comfortable living. Different styles of condos can be found along the road and in the nearby sois / main roads as Ratchadaphisek goes from Asoke to Ratchayothin.
At all times you will see cars on Ratchadaphisek with of course some peak times in morning and evening as workers reach their office or go back home. On week-ends many will travel to the department stores like Esplanade or Central Plaza Rama 9 and in the evening party lovers will surely be looking for some nightclub at RCA (Royal City Avenue).
Ratchadaphisek condos are to meet everyone's need with some luxurious setup or some economic rental next to working place. This is also a great road if you are looking for a low rise as there is a large choice in the sois a few steps away from the main road.
Driving on Ratchadaphisek is usually easy as you can avoid most traffic lights with some tunnels underground crossing the main intersection, but you will not be able to avoid traffic on working days. From sois on each side of Ratchadaphisek a complex sois system awaits you so you better spend some time discovering it; however it will reveal itself to be useful as you can use those to quickly access express ways entrance on Vibhavadee Rangsit.
The MRT blue line goes along Ratchadaphisek road from Ladprao intersection to Asoke with six stations: Lat Phrao (Ladprao intersection), Ratchadaphisek (soi 26), Sutthisan (Sutthisan intersection), Huai Khwang (Pracharat Bamphen intersection), Thailand Cultural Center (soi 8, near Esplanade and the Cultural Center) and finally Phra Ram 9 (near Rama 9 intersection, Fortune and Central Plaza Rama 9).
There is a large choice of shopping places near Ratchadaphisek, with a high density of shopping centers and hypermarkets between Rama 9 and the MRT Huay Khwang station. After there is still choice around Ladprao and of course Ratchayothin.
Near Rama 9 the new Central Plaza Rama 9 is certainly now one of the busiest place in town! And you can also check Fortune just opposite and its Tesco Lotus. Next to Thailand Cultural Centre station, Esplanade remains a very trendy place with its cinema, bowling, ice skate, restaurants and of supermarket. There are also a few hypermarkets very near with a Jusco, Big C and Robinson!
Going north, there is nothing really major except when you reach Ladprao with the new Night Bazaar being built on Ladprao intersection and a Big C Extra on Ladprao road. Finally you will find the popular Major Avenue on Ratchayothin.
If you are located next to Central Plaza Rama 9 or Esplanade you will be lucky as you will have a choice of three major hospitals that are Praram 9 Hospital next to Rama 9 road, but also Piyavate and Bangkok Hospital. All of those can be easily accessed Walthana Tham road / Royal City Avenue or Rama 9 / Petchaburi roads. They are some of the best private hospital you can find in town.
For other areas, you will surely need to take the MRT and reach one of those hospital as well as there is not much choice on the remaining part of the road but in any case they should be quick to reach if you don't intend going there on the peak hours by road.
If you are looking for some nice restaurants, you will surely find some place next to your door! There are so many restaurants along Ratchadaphisek that naming them would be a waste: just check out near in your neighborhood and you will quickly find your favorites! For special occasion you can check also for restaurants in the hotels along that road as they usually provide high quality dining experience.
Looking for some place to go out at night? RCA, short for Royal City Avenue, on Ratchadaphisek, popular for its nightclubs" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px;" />RCA or Royal City Avenue is surely one of the most popular places in Bangkok for party lovers: many pubs and nightclubs all along the street so you will surely find something that fits you.