The Esplanade (Bangkok)

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The Esplanade
Esplanade Cineplex.jpg
Esplanade at Ratchadaphisek Rd.
Location Ratchadapisek Road, Din Daeng, Bangkok and
Rattanathibet Road, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Coordinates 13°46′0″N 100°34′11″E / 13.76667°N 100.56972°E / 13.76667; 100.56972Coordinates: 13°46′0″N 100°34′11″E / 13.76667°N 100.56972°E / 13.76667; 100.56972
Opening date December 2006 and
December 2009
Management Siam Future Development Plc. (Ratchadapisek)
Major Development Plc. (Ngamwongwan-Kaerai)
Owner Siam Future Development Plc. (Ratchadapisek)
Major Development Plc. (Ngamwongwan-Kaerai)
No. of stores and services 120
Total retail floor area 105,000 square metres
No. of floors 7

The Esplanade is a shopping and entertainment complex on Ratchadaphisek Road in Din Daeng district, Bangkok,[1] with a second branch on Rattanathibet Road in Nonthaburi.

History[edit]

Anchored by the Esplanade Cineplex, the shopping mall opened in December 2006. The cineplex hosted the 5th World Film Festival of Bangkok in October 2007.

With a retail space of more than 100,000 square metres, the seven-floor complex includes the 12-screen Esplanade Cineplex with 3,000 seats, a B2S book shop along with other shops and restaurants. Other facilities include a Rhythm & Bowl alley, the Sub Zero ice-skating arena, a Tops Supermarket and the 1,500-seat Ratchadalai Musical Theatre.

Design[edit]

The architecture of the Esplanade shopping mall was designed by the Office of Bangkok Architects in collaboration with Contour. The interior of the mall was designed by J+H Boiffils, who had previously designed The Emporium and Siam Paragon shopping malls.

Facilities[edit]

Anchors[edit]

Retail outlets[edit]

  • Central B2S Page One Book Store
  • Boots Pharmacy
  • Fresh Air Entertainment Music Live House
  • Orangery Too Bar & Restaurant
  • KPN Music Academy
  • iStudio by SPV Group

Entertainment and leisure activities[edit]

  • WeFitness
  • Ratchadalai Musical Theatre - Operated by Scenario Co., Ltd., the 1,500-seat theatre maintains a regular schedule of musical theatre productions.
  • Sub Zero ice-skating rink
  • An indoor skatepark
  • Cineplex on the top floor for the latest movies. Fantastic seating and good size screens.

Restaurants[edit]

There are many restaurants in the complex from Thai cuisine to western food. Also a few fast food restaurants including KFC in the basement area, McDonalds on the ground floor and Subway. On the ground floor, there are a few Thai restaurants and coffee shops including Starbucks and Coffee World. The area on the ground floor has extra seating in front of their restaurants and coffee shops.

Transportation and nearby attractions[edit]

Traveling to Esplanade is easy by car, bus, boat and subway.

MRT: Take the MRT (underground train) to the Thaind Cultural Center station. At exit 3, turn left after going down the steps. Walk 50 meters and Esplanade will be on the left.

Taxi: Esplanade is on Ratchadaphisek Road. From Sukhumvit (Asoke area), take the road towards Petchaburi. At Rama IX intersection, you will see Fortune Town on the left. Go straight along Ratchadaphisek Road for 2 km. Esplanade will be on the left. Most taxi drivers know Esplanade and Ratchadaphisek Road.

Motorcycle taxi: Same as above but most motorcycle taxi drivers won't drive that far. It is best to keep within a certain range (no more than 3 km) of Esplanade when taking a motorcycle taxi.

Bus routes: 36, 54, 73, 136, 157, 163, 206, 185, 204, 514, 517, 528, 529.

Nearby stores include and Big C Extra hypermarket and The Street.

Behind Esplanade is the Ratchada Train Market which is opened every night except Mondays and features hundreds of stalls selling clothes and food at affordable prices. The market is greatly popular with the young Thai crowd. The Ratchada nightclub strip is opposite the mall on Ratchada Soi 4.

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