Nearby shopping and tourist attractions

Esplanade Ratchadapisek A sprawling shopping mall and Entertainment Complex on Ratchadapisek Road featuring an ice skating rink, multiplex cinema, bowling lanes, music venue and much more.

Central Plaza Grand Rama IX-Robinson Department Store Rama IX Two of the biggest names in Thai retail offer a cornucopia of dining, fashion, electronic and grocery outlets by top local and international brands.

Fortune Town A massive IT Mall shopping mall with countless shops and stalls selling everything “tech”, from mobile phones and computers to photography and high-end stereo gear, plus a multitude of food outlets, mega grocery store and walk-up printing services. Access: MRT Subway Rama IX station

The Ratchada Night Market is a vast outdoor marketplace, conveniently divided into product category zones. Browsers will find plenty of fashion and eyewear, vintage and retro items and a huge selection of tasty local food and drink specialties. Open Thursday-Sunday, 5 p.m. - 1 a.m., located on Rachadapisek Road, behind Esplanade Ratchadapisek. Access: MRT Subway Thailand Cultural Centre station

Huaikwang Night Market is a great place to shop for knick-knacks and curios of every sort, and to sample Thai “street” fare and fresh-cut local fruits. Access: MRT Subway Huaikwang station

Thailand Cultural Centre An arts and performance venue, TCC hosts concerts, theatre and cultural shows year-round in its two auditoriums and one outdoor stage, and is used for various live performances all year round. The Social Education and Exhibition Building houses a cultural library and a standing exhibition on local culture, along with Japanese- and Thai-themed pavilions. Access: MRT Subway Thailand Cultural Centre station

Ganesha Shrine This much-visited shrine is a monument to the Hindu God of Knowledge, Art and Success, and is popular among Thais who flock here bearing joss sticks and flower garlands as offerings in the hopes of receiving a blessing from the elephant-headed deity. Location: Huaikwang intersection