Ratchathewi / Phaya Thai
The area of Bangkok that comprises Phaya Thai and Ratchathewi is a vibrant neighbourhood that attracts people from all walks of life. The neighbourhood features some of the best budget condos for rent in Bangkok, which attract the many office workers and students who work and study in the area. The neighbourhood features a busy atmosphere and is scattered with street food stalls, shops and bars that attract large numbers of expats.
Darul Aman Mosque can be found in this section of the city, and this prominent place of worship has attracted a large Muslim community to the area. Phaya Thai’s many shophouses are also home to Chinese-Thai families, while trendy office workers and expats tend to live in the condos for rent in Phaya Thai.
People who are looking for condos to rent in Phaya Thai will find some great options on Phaya Thai Road such as Ideo Q Phayathai and Villa Ratchatewi. Most of the luxury condos for rent in Phaya Thai can be found within easy walking distance of the BTS and come complete with fitness centres and swimming pools, while cheaper condos for rent in Phaya Thai can be found on sois 5 to 7 off Phetchburi Road.
People who enjoy bargain hunting will be spoiled for choice when they head to the nearby Pratunam market. This bustling market contains dozens of stalls that sell clothes, souvenirs and a whole host of other items. At the very top of Phaya Thai Road is MBK, which is a large shopping mall busting with a mixture of market-style stalls, boutiques, fast food outlets, a cinema and much more.
People who enjoy dining on street food will be able to take their pick from Chinese, Thai and Muslim dishes. Those who are searching for somewhere to get their caffeine fix will find several cafes, many of which are artistically decorated and feature gardens where patrons can unwind while enjoying their daily brew. Phaya Thai Road really comes to life in the early evening, when market and food stalls set up to attract office workers who want to grab a bite to eat on their way home.
Cocowalk is one of the most vibrant nightlife zones in this neighbourhood and is packed with bars and restaurants. Many of the bars here such as the Rock Pub host live bands most nights of the week and have established a large following of music lovers ov er the years. From here, it is also possible to take a short stroll to reach the more upmarket bars and restaurants that can be found in the Siam neighbourhood.
There are BTS stations at both Ratchathewi and Phaya Thai that allow residents to reach other sections of the city in just a few minutes. An airport rail link station can also be found at Phaya Thai, making it possible to travel to Suvarnabhumi International Airport in a mere matter of minutes.