Map of Ratchaprasong in Bangkok
With a rich history dating back more than 50 years, the Ratchaprasong area has long been considered one of the most vibrant shopping, cultural and lifestyle highlights of Bangkok. It can be explored with ease, merely by hopping off the Chidlom Skytrain (BTS) station - straight onto the pedestrian-friendly skywalk that rises above the busy streets at the intersection of Ratchaprasong and Rajadamri Roads.
The skywalk makes it easy to discover the district's many attractions, from several world-class shopping malls to six famous shrines, including the famous Phra Phrom (Erawan Shrine). With five-star hotels, fine dining and a staggering selection of retail therapy packed into one square mile, visitors to Ratchaprasong are sure to discover, experience and enjoy some of Bangkok's best offerings.
The area, also known as a highlight along Bangkok's 'shopping high street' that stretches from Siam to The Emporium, is home to the city's official New Year's Countdown party (in front of the CentralWorld mall), and is beautifully decorated with lights over the Festive Season.
Its central location - close enough to walk to Siam and connected by Skytrain to other prime areas like Silom, the riverside and Sukhumvit Road - makes Ratchaprasong a highly desirable and sensible choice for visitors.