Ploenchit and Chidlom is the location that is considered as the downtown of Bangkok. The area is full of high rise offices, luxury apartment, embassies, expensive shopping mall and luxury hotels. People can enjoy their day mostly by shopping, having food in some food courts in the mall or chic restaurants.
Besides from enjoy normal activities at day time, this area is also popular for the nightlife. The high-class restaurants and lavish wine bars, with an atmosphere that matches. However, there is a few street-cart vendors and no night market. People can find a good live jazz music either at the bar or rooftop of hotels.
At the northern end of Ratchadamri Road, the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel has both Bar 494 and the well-known Italian restaurant Spasso, which at night morphs into a lively live music venue popular with Bangkok's affluent post-work crowd.