This vibrant neighbourhood in eastern Bangkok is popular among students, as it is home to several major universities. Budget condos and houses for rent in Bangkok can also be found here, while the area also attracts office workers and expat families who are looking for a neighbourhood with a distinctly Thai atmosphere.
Ramkhamhaeng University is one of the main landmarks in the area and a large number of shops and street food stalls can be found clustered around the university. Ramkhamhaeng Road runs for a total of 18 kilometres and the university can be found in the southern section of the road. Condos for rent in Ramkhamhaeng can be found all the way along this road, with modern condos for rent in Bangkok located towards the northern end.
Rama IX Royal Park can be found at the edge of the neighbourhood on Srinagarindra Road. This is the largest public park in the whole of Bangkok and is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while.
Stalls selling cheap and tasty street food can be found lining the sois that lead off lower Ramkhamhaeng. The Na Phra Ram 9 Market opens in the early evening and features everything from satay to pad Thai and whole fish, while Nine Neighborhood Center is open 24 hours a day and offers an excellent range of Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes. a selection of international restaurants can also be found in the area, such as Chlorophyll Bar and Grill and Sinthorn Steak House, while international restaurants and fast food outlets can also be found inside the area’s shopping malls.
The Mall Ramkhamhaeng is located close to Ramkhamhaeng University and is a good place to do a little shopping. This large modern mall features a large number of Western chain stores as well as Thai boutiques, while a food court and large entertainment zone featuring a multi-screen cinema that shows movies in English, can be found on the top floor. Big C and Foodland both stock good quality products and imported food, allowing expats to get a little taste of home.
The nightlife scene in Ramkhamhaeng has a strong Thai feel which is popular with both Thai people and the expats who live in this neighbourhood. There are also a few Western-style bars that offer a selection of international beers and spirits as well
Transportation connections in the Ramkhamhaeng area have been developed in recent years, meaning that it is now much easier to access the rest of the city. A recently built elevated road takes motorists directly to Sukhumvit Road, while there are also connections to the tollway on Srinagarindra Road. The Airport Express Link also stops at Ramkhamhaeng and provides a connection with the MRT underground line at Makasan terminal. A good range of modern condos for rent in Ramkhamhaeng can be found within walking distance of the Airport Express Link.