Petchburi Road is known as one of the longest roads in Bangkok. The famed road stretches out all the way from the east side, starting from New Petchburi, to the west side – off at Ratchathewi Road. Having that amount of space has been an advantage to Petchburi, as it has been known as a one-stop place for anything one can need. Flanked with shopping centers, food choices and numerous accommodation choices, Petchburi Road has everything and then some.
Probably one of the most popular places you can find in Petchburi Road is Pantip Plaza, known for being a haven for people who love technology. Being the most popular electronics mall in Bangkok, Pantip Plaza can be considered as the “mother of all IT shops”. Technophiles can find all their tech needs, from new gadgets to retro finds, inside the halls of the mall. Be wary though, counterfeit items are also rife in the mall, and it all depends on the customer’s common sense to spot which fake goods are being presented as authentic.
A bird’s eye view of the famed Pantip Plaza, where floors and halls filled with technology items can satisfy any technophile’s thirst.
The interior of Pantip Plaza.
However, if you are looking to have your retail therapy, Platinum Fashion Mall is the place where you can shop for fashion to your heart’s content. Occupying 3 zones, the Platinum Fashion Mall offers mostly ladies’ clothing, accessories and shoes.
A fashionista’s haven, Platinum Fashion Mall – as the name suggests – carry mostly fashion finds.
Aside from shopping, Petchburi Road also prides itself in more amenities that make it an ideal place to reside. For education, there is Chulalongkorn University and Siam Singapore International School. For health, there is Chulalongkorn Hospital, Phayathai 1 Hospital, Phayathai 2 Hospital and Police Hospital, just to name a few.
How about accommodations in Petchburi? Being complete with amenities, one should expect that the location is bountiful in places to stay and reside in. For short stays, visitors can opt to stay at the 4-star Atrium Bangkok, located at New Petchburi. However, if you want a taste of long term Bangkok living, a new development is on the rise. The IDEO Q Siam-Ratchathewi “Diamond”, by Ananda Development Public Company Limited, might be a fantastic choice. It is conveniently located near mass transportations systems such as the BTS, MRT and airport link. This means getting anywhere, anytime is an easy task.
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