Ratchada Pisek & Rama 9 may not have many of the classic tourist attractions, but don't let that fool you into thinking you won't enjoy this part of the city. One of the biggest entertainment hubs in Bangkok, this area is famous for its theatre, art and vibrant nightlife. Book your Ratchada Pisek & Rama 9 hotel in the centre of the action - you'll love it as much as the locals do!
Siam Niramit is an absolute must-see for any visitor to Bangkok. This stage show is an extravaganza of Thai culture, featuring over 100 performers, stunning set designs and the most lavish costumes. Lose yourself in the history, customs and beauty of Thailand in a spectacular 80 minute production.
Just across the road you'll find another popular spot, the modern Thailand Cultural Centre. With performances typically aimed at the local Thai market, their jam-packed schedule means you can always find something on. Discover one of their great performing arts or cultural shows, or take it a bit more low key and relax to the sounds of a great symphony orchestra. Once your show has finished don't leave without a peep into the Thai Life exhibition hall. The displays offer a wonderful overview of the history of the local people as culture developed from prehistoric to modern day.
The newly opened Esplanade Shopping Centre is fantastic for an afternoon’s shopping, but also offers plenty to do once you've filled your suitcase. With a 26 lane bowling alley, ice rink and 13 cinemas, you'll run out of time before you can check it all out.
Wind up your day with a drink in one of the hottest clubs in town. RCA (Royal City Avenue) and Ratchada Soi 4 offer many filled with local Thais who like to party. Expect a younger crowd than in Sukhumvit, while you enjoy loud music and some very cool interior design, especially at Route 66 and Baroque Bar in RCA. Wind down a night out with a massage at a luxury spa, steering clear of the flashy lights enticing tourists into the more questionable "soapy" parlours.
Visitors to this part of Bangkok fall in love with the vibrant culture and arts scene that you seldom see in other parts of Thailand's capital. Whether you're here for a true cultural experience, shopping or some great nights out on the town, you’ll definitely find what you are looking for. Book your flight to Bangkok and accommodation in Ratchada Pisek & Rama 9 to really enjoy your next trip to Thailand.
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