Bangkok Area Guide
Rachadaphisek (รัชดาภิเษก)
Rachadapisek
Rachadapisek Area
Rachadaphisek Road (ถนน รัชดาภิเษก), connects Rama III Rd. with the Lad Prao district in the north of Bangkok city. It runs in front of the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center and meets the BTS Skytrain station on Sukhumvit Rd. The underground train (MRT) follows most of the Rachadapisek Rd. from Klong Toei to Lad Prao. Many nightclubs, entertainment venues and hotels can be found in the northern part of the area from Rama IX onwards. Royal City Avenue (RCA) offering a lot of fun is located just off the Rachadapisek Rd.
How to get there?
Almost all of Rachadapisek can be handily reached by the MRT. Look out for Khlong Toei, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Sukhumvit, Phetchaburi, Phr Ram IX, Thailand Cultural Center, Huai Khwang, Sutthisan, Rachadapisek and Lat Phrao stations.
Siam Nirami 1. Siam Niramit
Siam Niramit is a unique 2000-seat theatre offering the 80-minute show featuring three stories of Thailand's cultural heritage. The three parts are Journey Back into History, Journey Beyond Imagination: The Three Realms and Journey Through Joyous Festivals. The theatre has state-of-the-art technology and the show is packed with special effects. The show is packed with stunning special effects. The spectacle starts everyday at 8pm, but visitors are advised to arrive one hour earlier to join a free guided tour to a Thai village in the complex. The compound comprises of restaurants and souvenir shops as well.
How to get there: Siam Niramit is situated on Thiam Ruammit Rd. off Rachadaphisek Rd., about 100 meters from the Thailand Cultural Center MRT station / Bus routes A/C73 and continue walking for 400 meters.
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
The show starts nightly: at 08.00 pm. but visitors should arrive at 07.00 pm. to join a free guided tour to a Thai village in the compound. Restuarants and souvenir shops are also available.
Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre 2. Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre
Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre is the first theatre in Thailand which could easily compete with the ones on the famous Broadway in New York City. The theatre contains 1,502 seats. For more information go to www.rachadalai.com

How to get there: Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre is located on the 4th Fl., Esplanade Shopping Centre, Rachadapisek Rd., Din Daeng. Take the MRT to the Thailand Cultural Center / Bus routes 36, 54, 204
Thai Life Permanent Exhibition Hall 3. Thai Life Permanent Exhibition Hall
For those interested in Thai Culture, a visit in the Thai Life Permanent Exhibition Hall is a 'must do' activity in Bangkok. The venue displays the history of the Thai people and Thai culture from the prehistory to the present times. The exhibition is divided into five sections: The Evolution of the Thai Nation, Rice and Thay Way of Life, Thai Language and Literature, Thailand and the World, and Important Achievements and Events in Thai Society.
How to get there: Thai Life Permanent Exhibition Hall is located in the Thailand Cultural Center. Take the MRT to the Thailand Cultural Center Station.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri (except public holidays) from 09.30 am. to 04.30 pm.
Ratchayotin Football Club 1. Rachayotin Football Club
3 Artificial grass soccer field Limonta from Italy indoor for 7 people and service live football from aboard pass true vision for fan soccer, Parking for 50 cars with security.

How to get there: MRT Ladproa Station and take a taxi service to rachadapisek Soi 36
Contact: Tel: 0 2789 1900
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 01.00 pm.
Happy Sport Club 2. Happy Sport Club
Artificial grass soccer field 7 in the middle of the city, 2 indoor and 5 outdoor for player 5-9 people with VIP club house.

How to get there: MRT Suthisan Station and take a taxi service to Rachadapisek Soi 18
Contact: Tel: 0 2789 1900
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 01.00 pm.
Bangkok Metropolitan Youth Centre Bangkok Metropolitan Youth Centre (Thai-Japan)
Thai-Japan Bangkok Metropolitan Youth Centre is a sports venue providing training in international and Thai sports, martial arts, aerobic and dance. The centre contains 17 different kinds of recreational activities like a Thai classical dance, art, music, English and mini-trips to the places of interest. You can apply for a membership or obtain information directly from the centre.
How to get there: Bus no. 24, 107, 129 or BTS Snam Pao 1.15 km from this station and take a taxis.
Contact: Tel: 0 2245 3360
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 07.00 pm.
California Fitness Center My Thai Language School
The philosophy of the My Thai Language School is that everybody can learn Thai and that the process can be actually enjoyable. School's method is based on interactions leading to practice of the new vocabulary. The lessons contain a lot of games and role playing between teacher and fellow classmates.
How to get there: MRT Thailand Culture Centre Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2245 3360
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 07.00 pm.
Seasons Change Seasons Change
Add some sunshine to relax after the hard work other or take the family come evening dining. Season Change Restaurants Services to you. There is a new restaurant formats. Uniquely easy to find. Major labels are affixed to the front clear large areas. With convenient car parking is a natural environment, but there is a period in the design and decorated with modern shops. Glaze the entire restaurant. Service desk in the shop and sat outside the shop. If you prefer casual romantic atmosphere sitting outside still appropriate.
How to get there: The restaurant is located at the 775 Rachadapisek Soi 18. Take the MRT to the Huai Khwang station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2277 9189
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.00 pm. - 01.30 am.
Seasons Change Somboon Seafood
Somboon Seafood allegedly serves the freshest fish dishes in the city. Dishes to choose from include prawns baked with glass noodles, yellow curry crab and deep-fried crab meat and pork balls.
How to get there: Somboon Seafood is located at 167/9-12 Huai Khwang Intersecton, Rachadapisek Rd. Take the MRT to the Huai Khwang station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2692 6850 to 3; Fax: 0 2692 6854
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.00 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Moom Muum 1. Moom Muum
Moom Muum is an international restaurant offering cuisines from Asia (India, Thailand and Japan) and Europe (mostly Italian) Moom Muum describes itself as a "street dining room and bar" attracting hungry visitors with its specific vibe and original interiors.

How to get there: Moom Muum is located in the Esplanade Shopping Mall on 99 Rachadapisek Rd. Take the MRT to the Thailand Cultural Centre station and walk from there.
The Cup Restaurant & Tea Room 2. The Cup Restaurant & Tea Room
The Cup is mainly a salad bar offering a huge variety of salads from Greek to classic Caesar. A smoked duck breast with blackberry and port sauce can be a proper meal on its own. On the menu you can also find an English-style roast meat dishes with loads of sauce.
How to get there: From Rachadaphisek Rd.; directly to the MRT Sutthisan station to see the restaurant near the subway station Sutthisan. The restaurant located on 193/21-22 3rd fl. Lake Rachada Building Rachadapisel Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2264 0249 to 50, 0 2264 0247
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat from 11.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Yok Chinese 1. Yok Chinese
Yok Chinese is serving Chinese a la carte and set menu and also Dim Sum during lunch time.

How to get there: Take MRT to Thailand Cultural Center Staion or Hai Khwang Staion and take taxi service
Contact: Tel: 0 2276 4567 Ext. 8593, 8429 and 8430
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30 am. - 02.30 pm. and 06.00 pm. - 10.30 pm.
Loong Foong 2. Loong Foong
Loong Foong is an exclusive Chinese restaurant offering the best tastes of China ranging from spring rolls to sweet and sour pork. Come and check yourself what you can find on the huge menu.

How to get there: Located in the Swissotel La Concorde, 204 Rachadapisek Rd. Take the MRT to the Thailand Cultural Center.
Contact: Tel: 0 2477 9814
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 am. - 10.00 pm.
Cheo Ga Jib 1. Cheo Ga Jib
The decoration of Cheo Ga Jib restaurant makes you feel like you are sitting in a shop in Seoul. A huge presence of Koreans at any given time of the day confirms the quality of the food.

How to get there: Take the MRT to the Huai Khwang station and go to Rachadapisek Soi 14.
Contact: Tel: 0 2692 9897
Opening Hours: Daily from 12.00 am. - 01.00 am.
Sicol Jib 2. Sicol Jib
Sicol Jib restaurant is a cool Korean restaurant offering high quality, but not too expensive food. The restaurant specializes in two types of sauce: red bean paste sauce with seasoning and sesame oil sprinkle with pepper sauce.
How to get there: The restaurant is located on 211/3-4 Suthisan Rd. Take the MRT to the Sutthisan station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel : 0 2276 3093
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Let’s Relax Spa Let’s Relax Spa
Let's Relax Spa is your gateway to letting go of the daily stress and forgetting your hectic schedule for a while. A therapeutic massage is what you might exactly need to getaway for a while from a busy lifestyle and a stressful city living.
How to get there: MRT Rama IX Station, 6th Fl., Roongrojthanakul Building (Toyota Showroom)
Contact: Tel: 0 2643 8422 to 23
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 12.00 am.
Bali Spa Bali Spa
The Bali Spa has six private treatment rooms with showers and one couple's suite with a bath tub. Spa's qualified staff dressed in the traditional Bailnese costumes will do all they can to ensure you will feel a maximum comfort and relaxation.
How to get there: MRT Rachadapisek Station.
Contact: Tel: 0 2290 0125
Opening Hours: Daily from 12.00 pm - 07.00 pm.
Rainbow Arokaya Holistic Longevity Center Bangkok 1. Rainbow Arokaya Holistic Longevity Center Bangkok
Rainbow Arokayal is a world-renowned holistic health center featuring the latest alternative medical treatment specialized in illness prevention. Unlike any spa, they have dedicated themselves towards empowering visitors with health awareness to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Experience the best holistic care in all of Thailand and be swept away by their nurturing hospitality.
How to get there: MRT Rachadapisek Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2318 7008
Opening Hours: Daily
Tria Integrative Wellness 2. Tria Integrative Wellness
Your comfort, satisfaction and enjoyment is what is most important for the therapists at TRIA. Behind Tria's philosophy is a belief that a good life is only possible if you relish doing it.

How to get there: MRT Phetchaburi Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2660 2600
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Esplanade 1. Esplanade
The Esplanade contains a series of premium shops. Other attractions include, but are not limited to California Wow Experience Fitness Club, Sub Zero ice-skating rink, An indoor skate park, restaurants etc.

How to get there: MRT Subway to Thailand Cultural Centre Station Taxi / Bus routes : 136, 137, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517
Esplanade 2. Fortune Town or IT City
Fortune Town also known as IT City is definitely one of the greatest places to buy electronics in Bangkok. 2nd Fl. of the mall has a huge mobile phones section. This large shopping center has a big supermarket/department store Tesco Lotus, barber shops, many standalone restaurants and a food court.

How to get there: MRT Subway to Rama IX Station Taxi / Bus routes : 136, 137, 185, 206, 514, 517
Rachada Night Bazzar Rachada Night Bazzar
Rachada Night Bazaar is similar to a better-known Lumpini Night Bazaar. It contains a number of open-air shops, eating and drinking venues.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Lad Phrao station and exit number one (Lad Phrao Soi 26) and turn right to get into Ratchada Night Bazaar.
Slim & Flix 1. Slim & Flix
Attracts a slightly more mature audience than Route 66. It comprises of two main dance rooms, one playing hip hop & current beats. The second room plays Thai pop unless they have a live band playing on certain nights. Packed on the weekends, but there is always a seat out in the smoking section.
How to get there: Take the taxi service
Contact: Tel: 0 2203 0377
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Route 66 2. Route 66
Route 66 is the biggest party venue on RCA. The club consists of four sections mirroring the directions of the world (North, South, East & West) - all have a different theme & music style. Crowd is made up of Thai University students looking to dance, drink & hook up. Always packed on weekends so arrive early to get yourself a table and a bottle.
How to get there: Take the taxi service
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
808 Club 3. 808 Club
808 club is easy to spot due to its big mirrored exterior. The insides are unique with old school leather chairs on both floors. The top floor offers a good view of people having fun on the floor below. Caters for smokers with a separate smoke-filled area upstairs to compensate the lack of any outdoor seating.

How to get there: Take the taxi service
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Cosmic 4.Cosmic
A quieter, more laid back place than a lot of other venues on RCA. This casual bar has a pool table and attracts a lot of the local Thais who are into the alternative scene. Live bands play most nights. Great for starting drinks & snacks. However, if you meet a nice crowd, you may end up there until 2am!

How to get there: Take the taxi service
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Baroque 5. Baroque
Cross the road from RCA entrance and you will find an alternative option. The interior is something to comment on. Not banal wallpaper, splashes of gold highlights the lobby & spaceship-style DJ booth fills the picture. Less crowded at weekends than RCA, Baroque attracts a wider spread of ages from university students to people in their 50's looking to dance the night away.
How to get there: Take the taxi service
Contact: Tel: 0 2245 8950
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.30 pm. - 02.00 am.
Rachada Soi 4 6. Rachada Soi 4
Rachada Soi 4 is a place to be to find several dozen of music pubs very popular with Thais in their twenties. The music is often too loud to have a proper conversation, but that seems to be the main attraction. The main clubs here include :
- Snop: The largest and most popular of the Soi 4 clubs. A great place to see local nightlife and hear Thai bands.
- Zaleng: A popular and great place for a fun night out.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Thailand Culture Centre Station and walk (0.4 km)
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Hollywood 7. Rachada Soi 6
Rachada Soi 6 Is a hot spot of late for local teens. Several dozens of loud pubs can be found here
- Dance Fever: Has previously hosted concerts by Erasure and Bush.
- Hollywood: A large drinking hall (no dance floor) with sexy entertainers performing cover tunes on stage.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Thailand Culture Centre Station and walk (0.4 km)
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.