The exterior of Central plaza near Maitria Hotel Rama 9


Explore a cosmopolitan city where east meets west

Explore a cosmopolitan city where east meets west in a captivating mix of culture, shopping and dining. Whether it is spending the day down the street markets, or exploring the secret cultural nooks of Bangkok, you can do all that with ease from here.


EmSphere, the pinnacle of futuristic retail spanning 200,000 square meters, stands as The Em District's latest gem alongside EmQuartier and EmPorium. This new mall is set to shape trends and lifestyles, featuring diverse zones. 

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Ikea department store  at Sukhumvit

IKEA Sukhumvit

Discover a world of design and inspiration at IKEA Sukhumvit, Thailand's first city-center store, nestled in the vibrant heart of Bangkok. 

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Ganesha Shrine Ratchadapisek near Maitria Hotel Rama 9

Ganesha Shrine

Discover divine blessings at the Ganesha Shrine, an embodiment of success, wisdom, and wealth, revered by Hindus and embraced by many in Thailand.

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Wall-mounted logo sign of Shrewsbury School near Maitria Hotel

Shrewsbury International School Bangkok City Campus

Shrewsbury International School Bangkok City Campus is a purpose-built international day school for boys and girls aged from 3-11 years old. They have excellent facilities and a supportive teaching approach which is designed specifically for primary aged children, thereby establishing the foundations for successful learning and ensuring that their graduates are fully prepared for Senior School. 

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Piyavate International Hospital near Maitria Residence Rama 9

Piyavate Hospital

Piyavate International Hospital is a publicly-owned hospital and wellness care services facility. Piyavate opened in early 1993, and today has 350 beds and offers a variety of specialized medical treatments and services. The Piyavate healthcare mission is to be a world leader in its primary areas of medical expertise, such as cardiac care, and they provide high quality medical care at an affordable price. 

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Exterior of Praram 9 Hospital near Maitria Residence Rama 9

Praram 9 Hospital

Praram 9 Hospital was originally established by a group of professional and specialized physicians from all medical spheres. The hospital was constructed with the objective of providing a wide range of reliable medical services of the highest quality standards. Today, there are more than 300 professional physicians offering a comprehensive range of specialized medical care.

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The exterior of Royal City Avenue at night, Maitria Hotel Rama

RCA area

Royal City Avenue, known as RCA, is at the heart of Bangkok's nightclub scene. It's an officially designated nightlife district with club nights every day of the week.  There are lots of choices for clubbers in RCA, with international DJs and live concerts at mega clubs through to more intimate venues. The vibe is young and happy, the atmosphere relaxed, and with lots of security you are very safe as you party all night.

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The exterior of Bangkok Hospital near Maitria Hotel Rama 9

Bangkok Hospital

Bangkok Hospital was established in 1972 as one of the first private hospitals in Thailand. Over the past 46 years they have expanded their operations to become a tertiary care facility with dedicated hospitals for cancer and cardiology. They offer a full complement of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services, with specialists in all major fields of healthcare. 

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Interior of Central Plaza mall near Maitria Hotel Rama 9

Central Plaza Grand Rama 9

Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 is a large shopping mall in Bangkok’s Ratchadaphisek district. The 12-storey plaza has around 300 shops, together with restaurants, cafés, a cinema, an ice-skating rink and several major tenants, including Robinson department store. You can find anything here, from clothes, fashion accessories, beauty salons and day spas to electronics, music, books and everything in between. 

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Phra Ram 9 MRT Station Interior near Maitria Hotel Rama 9

MRT Phra Ram 9

Phra Ram 9 MRT Station is a subway station on the Blue Line of the MRT, the underground rapid transit system serving the centre of Bangkok. Known by locals as Rama IX Station, it is located underground on Ratchadaphisek Road, next to the intersection with Rama IX Road, and provides easy access to the whole of Bangkok. 

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Exterior view of G-shaped Tower near Maitria Residence Rama 9

G Tower

This imposing G-shaped building is situated on the busy Rama IX and Ratchadaphisek intersection. Designed by Urban Architects and KSC & Associates, the office complex is known for its unique cantilevered architecture and a south tower with an incredible eight-degree gradient.

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Exterior of Ninth Towers near Maitria Residence Rama 9

The Ninth Towers

The Ninth Towers Grand Rama 9 are two office towers encompassing a 36-storey tower and a 34-storey tower with a 3-storey retail atrium. The property is located near the Ratchada-Rama 9 junction with access to Rama 9 MRT, the airport rail link and expressway.  The properties are surrounded by a range of facilities including a food court, restaurants and convenience stores plus The Shoppes Grand Rama 9, an arcade with a garden-style atmosphere and a broad range of shops and restaurants. 

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Entrance of Thailand Cultural Centre near Maitria Hotel Rama

Thai Cultural Centre

The Thailand Cultural Centre is the main centre of Thai cultural preservation in Bangkok. Founded in 1983, exhibitions and performances such as concerts, theatrical shows etc. are held here. The TCC is run by the Department of Cultural Promotion and plays an important role in cultural and education support. In addition, there is also the Thai Museum, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Exhibition and Learning Building and features exhibits about Thai culture on topics such as the origin of Thailand, the rice culture of Thailand, language and Thai literature.

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Parking of Ratchada Mall near Maitria Hotel Rama 9

The Street Ratchada

The Street Ratchada Mall is a 24-hour lifestyle development. It has countless stalls selling goods from fashion to homewares, along with anchor stores from well-known Thai brands, as well as many dining options spread over 4 floors, with franchise restaurants on the ground floor operating 24 hours a day.  
In front of the mall, you'll also find lots of bars selling great-value beer, and the 2nd floor of the mall has a 24-hour fitness centre. Also, up on the 3rd floor is Let's Relax Spa, where you can enjoy Thai massages at affordable prices.

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Entrance view of Fortune tower near Maitria Hotel Rama 9

Fortune Tower Rama 9

Fortune Town IT Mall is a 4-storey electronics mall in the Ratchada area. It's well-known for offering the latest in technology goods, as well as electrical parts and repairs at some of the best value prices in the city.

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Entrance of Wat Praram temple near Maitria Hotel Rama 9

Wat Praram Kao Kanchanapisek

Wat Praram Kao Kanchanapisek is a typical Buddhist temple. It was built in 1995 and became a royal monastery-third class in 1999. His majesty King Bhumibol the Great established the temple as a Buddhist place for monks to gather and hold ceremonies and his wish was that this temple would unite all Thai people, and allow them to do activities together.

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Art in Paradise Bangkok near Maitria Hotel Rama 9

Art in Paradise Bangkok

Art in Paradise Bangkok can be found at the Esplanade Shopping Mall and offers fabulous photo opportunities for all through surrealistic and 3D paintings. Also called the Trickeye Museum or 3D Museum Bangkok, it’s popular with families, couples and groups looking to spend a few hours having some fun, especially when the weather outside is not so good.

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Exterior of Stock Exchange of Thailand near Maitria Hotel Rama

The Stock Exchange of Thailand

The Stock Exchange of Thailand, or SET, is the major and only stock exchange in Thailand. SET is ASEAN’s second largest stock exchange by market capitalization. The Exchange serves as a centre for the trading of listed securities, a system provider for facilitating securities trading, business undertaking or clearing house, securities depository, securities registrar, and other similar activities, as well as any other business approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Read more Go-Karting near Maitria Hotel Rama 9 Go-Karting

If you are looking for a fun activity for all the family in Bangkok, make sure you include a visit to EasyKart BANGKOK (RCA), one of the largest indoor go karting tracks in Asia. Located in Royal City Avenue (RCA), you certainly won’t be disappointed. For those seeking a family adventure, or those looking for activities that the kids will love, it’s all here.

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