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Phayathai - Ratchathewi 

2011-07-10: 2kms North of Siam Centre

The Phaya Thai district was set up in 1966 taking areas that were part of Dusit and Bang Kapi districts. 

In the 80's the area re scaled and dissected to address urbanisation issues. 

The once prominent Road "Phaya Thai" was then claimed by the area "Ratchathewi", the skytrain airport link BTS station Phaya Thai is located on Phaya Thai Road in Ratchathewi.

The BTS skytrain takes you through this area enroute to Chatuchak (JJ) markets. 

The skytrain line winds around Victory monument, you can good a good fast view otherwise exit at BTS station Victory Monument. The major attraction is the area is the Baiyoke Tower II - the highest rooftop view in all of Bangkok - at 84 floors up it's awesome!












tour zone features Ratchathewi

Cultural: low Shopping: High
Family: HighPopular tours: low
Transport: High

Transport:

 
Major public transport: High

BTS skytrain & MRT Pass through this area 
Land: Taxi: car / tuktuk / motor bike is frequent 
Water: canal ferry frequent

Photos:

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Attractions:

  • Markets; Pratu Nam (Pratunam is thai for Pratu (door) and Nam (water) in this instance is means "water gate" because it was the main transport medium from the grand palace to inland areas
  • More excellent shopping at Pantip Plaza, it's more designed for the locals and so are the prices, more see shopping zone 
  • The Suan Pakkad Palace (Cabbage Patch Palace). Now a Museum, five (5) original Thai teak houses, loads of Artifacts and cultural treasures from the past
  • King Power Complex Tourist feature: Hotel, Duty Free shopping mall, Theater and Restaurant
  • Victory Monument Stone obelisk, good view from the skytrain, link includes photo
  • Saen Saep canal, you'll hate it or love it, it's cheap, it's fast and it's local, call it Grasstroots tourism
  • Street bars, proudly scattered all over, they are very popular because it's just social










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ZoneSummaryThai CultureFamily IconsShoppingNightlife
Bang Lamphu W 4kms of Siam Centre A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd High High Medium Medium 
Chatuchak N 10kms of Siam Centre Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing Medium Medium Medium Medium 
Dusit NW 3.5km of Siam, Grand Avenues of Royalty High - Historical Royalty  High Low Nil 
Thonburi SW 5.3km of Siam, old capital mostly undeveloped High: many canals (khlongs) High:  Low: mainly water markets (Talad Nam) Low 
Chinatown W 3km of Siam, Chinese infusion; a trading post, chaotic & markets High: Street food mania High: historical Medium: mainly makets Low: River Icons or nearby crazy Khaoson 
H: Attractions Bangkok Index all all all all 
H: Tourism Bangkok Index all all all all 
Siam Centre centre of town - retail Low: retail tourism High: retail  High: mainly brand label Medium: 5 star venues 
Talad Noi WS 3.5km from Siam - > Heritage zone Chinatown, walking tours chill zone High - influence of Chinese  High: quiet friendly  Low : cultural not tourism Nil: quiet not far to buzz places 
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Name & URLZoneDistance from Siam CentreCensorship rating
Wat Pho - tour page Rattanakosin - Old city W 4.5 kms F Family 
Grand Palace - Tour page Rattanakosin W 4.5km F Family 
Rooftop venues - tour page all  various F Family / same venues do not allow children for safety 
Golden Buddha & Exhibition Chinatown W 4.5km F Family 
Dinner Cruises Chinatown / Bang Rak  W 5km F Family 
Bungsamran Fishing Park Chatuchak / Bang Kapi NE 14km F Family 
Ancient City (Muang Boran) Samut Prakan SE 33km F Family 
Sealife Bangkok Siam Centre: many Icons nearby nil at BTS Siam F Family 
Chao Phraya River & Canals Thonburi  F family 
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ThemeName and URLIntensity / Best time / DurationDistance from Siam CentreZone
F: River and Canal Rides River and Canal Tours Medium E 4km:   
F: Cultural stage Show - History Siam Niramit Low: extremely we presented cast of hundreds E 3km zone Huai Khwang Huai Khwang / Ratchada 
F: Day walk Throne Hall Exhibition Ananta Samakhom Throne hall Low: Night photos stunning NW 3.7km Dusit: Royal zone 
F: Food Tour Bangkok Food Tours Low: W 4.5km Chinatown 
F: Museum National Museum Low W 4.8km Rattanakosin: Old city area 
H: Transport: BTS (skytrain) stations BTS Stations Low na all 
F: Shopping Zones Bangkok Compare Shopping Zones all all All 
F: Most popular Tours Most Popular Tours Various all all 
M: Ladyboy Cabaret Show Ladyboy Cabaret show  Low SW 5.8km Complex of 1500 venues Bang Kho Laem, nearest BTS Saphan Taksin 
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Hotels

Hotels by Agoda zonesDistance from BTS SiamGeneral Intro
Dusit Thani NW 3.5km: Grand Avenues of Royalty, what Bangkok used to look like!  Dusit 
Khaosan Rd W 4km: walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd Khaosan Rd 
Rattanakosin Hotels W 4.5km: Historical area, most visited area by tourists (Grand Palace) Rattanakosin 
Bang Lamphu W 4km: A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd <> Bang Lamphu 
Thonburi SW 5.3km: Old Capital mostly undeveloped, many Canals (Khlongs Thonburi 
Sukhumvit - Chit Lom E 1.5km: "Farangville" (Foreigners) Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport systems BTS Chit Lom 
Sukhumvit Hotels E 3km: "Farangville" (Foreigners) Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport systems Sukhumvit general 
Chatuchak N 10km: Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing <> Chatuchak 
Ratchathewi N 2km: Suburbia and the Highest rooftop view 84 floors up Phayathai > Ratchathewi 
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