Guide to Ratchadapisek Road, Bangkok
Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkok guide for tourists
Ratchadapisek Road is a wide road that has numerous shops and places of entertainment. The road is parallel with Viphavadi Rangsit Road and has the look of a modern, fast-living, contemporary street.
Notable establishments include the:
- Thailand Cultural Centre and a plethora of massage parlours, bars, nightclubs and various large shopping stores.
- The Siam Niramit is a two-thousand seat theatre that puts on extravagant shows that give a potted history of Thailand through the ages. In eighty minutes, people get a pictorial guide through Thai history, its cultures and customs. The show is extremely lavish and has a cast of hundreds wearing amazing costumes.
- Esplanade shopping mall is also an entertainment centre, offering an ice rink, 26-lane bowling, a 13-screen Cineplex, and a theatre that can seat 1,500.
Ratchadapisek Road is known for its art exhibitions and for various performing arts including music and dance.
Finding places to eat in Ratchadapisek is easy as there are many food stalls lining the street, cooking up treats, and restaurants such as the renowned Sombon Seafood restaurant.
Many people come to Bangkok for the nightlife and there is plenty of fun to be had once the sun has set. Near Ratchadapisek is Royal City Avenue and the nightclubs along this road can stay open until 2am; at weekends the street heaves with young people.
There are also clubs in neighbouring Khao San Road with entry prices that are reasonable. But if pounding music and lip reading are not for you then the RCA's House Cinema screens international films from countries such as Korea and Japan that you wouldn’t ever see in the 13-screen Cineplex.
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