Ratchathewi - Victory Monument

28 Jun 2018

Ratchathewi–Victory Monument, encompasses BTS Ratchathewi, Phaya Thai and Victory Monument Stations, and Airport Rail Link Phaya Thai and Ratchaprarop Stations. The future MRT Orange Line will interchange at BTS Ratchathewi, with stations at Pratunam, Ratchaprarop and Rang Nam. Residents are mainly Thais, with some western foreigners.

Local condominium prices average THB 170,000–250,000 per square meter. Recent projects include:

  • M Phayathai, THB 8.2–29 million
  • IDEO Q Siam-Ratchathewi, THB 5–16 million
  • The Line Ratchathewi, open in 2018, THB 6.35–40.5 million
  • Rhythm Rangnam, open in 2018, THB 5–12 million
  • IDEO Mobi Rangnam, open in 2019, THB 4.49–11 million
  • IDEO Q Victory, open in 2020, THB 5.59–15 million

Pratunam Market, Platinum Fashion Mall and Palladium World Shopping are lined with clothing stalls. Other nearby malls are City Complex and Krung Thong Plaza. Pantip Plaza is a large computer and electronics mall. Near Victory Monument are Victory Corner, Victory Mall and Center One Shopping Plaza. Century the Movie Plaza includes a Tops Supermarket. Siam Paragon and MBK Center are close by.

A variety of Thai and foreign restaurants are available, including Je Koy Somtum and Khon Muang Lop Khrua Muang Ling (Northeastern Thai), Eat Am Are (Thai steakhouse), Payak Boat Noodles, Salang Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant, The Bangkok Heritage (dim sum), Hungry Nerd (steakhouse), Shuba Shabu, Kaizen Sushi Hibachi, Feat Lab (American), Lazy Mary, Quest, B-story Cafe, Di Cafe and Factory Coffee.

The Saxophone pub presents the best of Bangkok blues and jazz. Coco Walk hosts a cluster of bars and pubs. Hua Rod Juk Rang Rod Fai, Heap Pub & Restaurant and Loyshy Bar have live music and are popular bar with locals

At Asia Building is Groove Studio dance school. The Journey Stories is an art workshop. Let's Relax is a popular spa. Santiphap Park has walking/jogging trails. Queen Savang Vadhana Museum at Sra Pathum Palace depicts the royal duties of Queen Savang Vadhana. Bangkok Art and Cultural Center offers art exhibitions, classes and a concert hall. Suan Pukkad Palace displays Thai antiques.

Xavier's Hall Catholic Church, New Vision Baptist Church, Daru al Falha Mosque and Wat Apai Tharam are conveniently located.

Education options include Santirat Wittayalai School, Siam Singapore International School, Amnuay Silpa School, Phaya Thai School, Boromrajonani College of Nursing, Mahidol University and Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University, with easy access to Triam Udom Suksa School, Pathumwan Demonstration School, Chulalongkorn University

Local medical facilities are Rajavithi Hospital, Phyathai 1 Hospital, Priest Hospital, Phra Mongkutklao Hospital, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Prasat Neurological Hospital and Institute and Ramathibodi Hospital.

Factsheets

demographic

Mostly Thais, lots of Chulalongkorn University students and people who work in the city center
Some western expats 

highlights

Popular residential area among Thais
Large number of government offices in the area along both Phahonyothin Road and Rama VI Road
Large number of reputable public hospitals

Victory Monument used to be a transportation hub

Only a short ride by BTS to the city center (Siam)

infrastructure/ transpotation

BTS Light Green/ Airport Rail Link (Phayathai)

shopping centers

King Power Downtown Complex, Century the Movie Plaza, Center One Shopping Plaza
Easy access to Siam Square, MBK, Siam Center, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery

Education

Phramongkutklao College of Medicine,
Mahidol University,
Siam Singapore International School

hospitals

Phyathai 1 Hospital,
Institute of Dermatology,
Ramathibodi Hospital,
Phra Mongkutklao Hospital

 

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