Ratchathewi houses a number of prestigious condos and hotels alongside specialized shopping centers on New Petchaburi road. Famously Pantip Plaza, known for bargained electronic gadgets and computer parts, and Platinum Fashion Mall and Pratunam market a wholesale mall and market that specialize in clothes and accessories, which are both only a short walk or motorbike ride from the BTS. By the BTS is CoCo Walk, a prominent and lively semi-outdoorsy area with good valued restaurants that serve up great food and affordable booze alongside live music and pool tables. Mostly for trendy Thais, you’ll often them filled by students who live in the area. The famous Rock Pub and characterful Rocky gym are also very close by to the BTS.