Ratchadamri to Sathorn
Beginning at the serene, green environs of Ratchadamri overlooking Lumpini Park before ploughing through Bangkok’s central business district of Silom and Sathorn and crossing the city’s iconic Chaophraya River to the upcoming and vibrant residential areas of Thonburi, Ratchadamri to Sathorn is perhaps the most contrasting and dynamic stretch of the capital’s BTS system. The Silom line begins at National Stadium, passes through the interchange station of Siam before moving on through Sala Daeng where passengers can connect with the MRT underground system, Chong Nonsi which connects with the city’s new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system, Surasak, the soon to close Saphan Thaksin station, and then over the river to Krung Thonburi. This is an area where people live, work, and enjoy the very best the City of Angels has to offer.
From chic boutiques and high fashion retail outlets to the shadier more questionable goods on sale at of some of the city’s more interesting markets, the Ratchadamri to Sathorn area has a wealth of shopping options to take advantage of. Just such a contrast can be found on Silom Road near BTS Sala Daeng where shoppers can wander through the crisp cool air-conditioned air of the newly renovated Silom Complex or weave sweatily through the hustle and bustle of the world famous Patpong Night Market. Also on Silom, shoppers can take a step back in time to see an older more traditional Bangkok set in the sedate surroundings of Silom Village. The Silom area is also home to a large portion of the city’s gold traders, particularly adjacent to Silom on Surawong Road.
The residential areas found adjacent to this section of the Silom line, particularly around Ratchadamri, Sathorn, and Silom, are some of the most affluent and thus cosmopolitan in the city, and the dining options are therefore numerous and varied. Located on the grounds of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club is 100 Ratchadamri, a popular spot with some of Bangkok’s more moneyed denizens which offers excellent Thai and Italian fare. Alighting the BTS at Silom, those looking for culinary flavours from all over the world are spoilt for choice with restaurants such as Beirut (Lebanese), Tapas (Spanish), and Daimasu Izakaya (Japanese).
In addition to the many restaurants, the area has a great wealth of nightlife to take advantage from. Bangkok’s bar scene is rich with diversity and sophistication, particularly in the growth area of signature hotel bars. Sitting at the top, literally, is the world’s highest sky bar, Sirocco at Lebua Hotel overlooks the winding Chaophraya River below, a short walk from Saphan Thaksin station and made famous by the Hollywood comedy Hangover 2. Another rooftop bar is the Vertigo and Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel located on Sathorn Road. Maggie Choo’s, located in the basement of Hotel Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, is a stunningly stylized cocktail bar and restaurant reminiscent of a Shanghai opium den. Not to mention the many pubs that dot the area including Molly Malones on Soi Convent, O’Reillys and The Pintsman on SIlom and Jamesons a five minute walk from Surasak.
In regards to the more practical considerations of hospitals in schools in the area, potential residents can rest assured that they have plenty of options. Pionial International School, IPC International Kindergarten, and St Andrews International School Sathorn are just some of the educational establishments located short distances from the BTS stations along that stretch of the Silom line while first class medical services can be found at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, BNH Hospital, The Bangkok Christian Hospital, and St Louis Hospital.
There are, of course, far too many condominiums and apartments in this area to list in their entirety, but the following will provide you with a good idea of the breadth of options in terms of quality and budget at your disposal should you choose to contact us with a view to inspecting some of the properties we can show you. Noble Ambience at Rajadamri is a mid-range yet modern condo with spacious units adjacent to and often with views of the beautiful Lumpini Park. The Legend is a luxury low-rise condo near Sala Daeng station boasting tastefully decorated rooms with high grade electrical appliances. In the heart of the business district of Sathorn, near Chong Nonsi BTS station is the ultra-modern high rise condo The Met, offering sizable rooms and excellent facilities such as pool, tennis court, and children’s play area.
Whatever your budget and requirements, if you are interested in viewing any of the above properties in the Ratchadamri to Sathorn area or anywhere else in Bangkok, please contact us today for a chat by calling us on 089 44 33 612 or emailing us at [email protected]