Ari

19 Jun 2018

Ari is centered on Phahonyothin Road around BTS (Skytrain) Sanam Pao, Ari and Saphan Khwai Stations. Residents are primarily Thais, including many doctors, and middle-income foreigners.

New condominium prices average THB 180,000–200,000 per square meter, including:

  • The Reserve Phahol-Pradipat, THB 5.5–9.5 million
  • The Line Phahon-Pradipat, THB 4.1–12.7 million
  • The Monument Sanampao, THB 11.0–47.0 million
  • Centric Ari Station, THB 4.7–9.8 million

Notable hotels in the neighborhood include Vic3 Bangkok, Bangkok Patio, LAF Hotel Aree and Abloom Exclusive Serviced Apartments. There are also some excellent area hostels: A'Hostel Bangkok, Everyday Sunday Social Hostel and The Yard Hostel.

Neighborhood community malls are La Villa and The Seasons Mall. Supermarkets include Big C Supercenter and Villa Market. Tokyobike sells Japanese bicycles and accessories. GLOC is a hip store for women's clothing, accessories and home decor. Museum of Everything Jinglebells resells vintage items from different eras.

Ari is filled with great restaurants, including: Aaari Ba Bar, Khua Kling & Pak Sod and Phed Phed (Thai), Penguin Eat Shabu and Sousaku (Japanese), Lhao Lhao (Chinese), Kimchi Hour (Korean), Salt, Pakalolo and Casa Lapin (Asian fusion), Wholly Cow (steakhouse), Jim's Burger & Beer, TacoChela (Mexican), Pizza Pazza (Italian), Basilico (pizza) and One Dee (coconut desserts).

Many nightlife options are available. Saxophone presents the best of Bangkok's blues and jazz scene. Hobs has beers from around the world. Schneider Haus is a lively pub with its own in-house brew. Dok Kaew House Bar and O'Glee offer a wide selection of craft beers. The Cavalry Club and Older has live music and fusion cuisine.

Namthong Gallery at Aree displays the work of contemporary Thai artists. The Thai Philatelic Museum showcases Thailand's stamp and postal history. Nearby is Phayathai Palace, a former Royal complex. Within easy reach are Chatuchak, Rod Fai and Queen Sirikit Parks, and Chatuchak Market.

Calm Spa provides luxurious massages. Ari School of Fitness and DD Fitness are excellent community gyms. The Royal Horse Guard Riding Club offers horseback riding lessons. Local churches include Jaisamarn Full Gospel Church and Xavier Hall Catholic Church. Wat Phai Tan is nearby.

Neighborhood schools include Samsen Wittayalai School, Rasami British International School and Phramongkutklao College of Medicine. Nearby are Siam Durakit Technology College and Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University.

Among the many hospitals in the area are Phyathai 2, Paolo Memorial, Prasarnmitr, Phra Mongkutklao, Rajavithi and Ramathibodi Hospitals, and Vichaiyut Hospital and Medical Center.

Factsheets

demographic

Mostly Thais and middle income expats 
Lots of doctors live here because the area is surrounded by a number of hospitals

highlights

Popular residential and hangout area among young Thais 
Ari (Phaholyothin Soi 7) and Phaholyothin Soi 5 are home to cute café and nice little restaurants
limited number of condominium development allowed

infrastructure/ transpotation

BTS Light Green Line

shopping centers

La Villa Aree
Villa Market
Max Valu Supermarket
Big C Supercenter
The Seasons Community Mall

Education

Samsen Wittayalai School
Mahidol University
Phramongkutklao College of Medicine

hospitals

Phyathai 2 Hospital
Paolo Memorial Hospital
Prasarnmit Hospital
Vichaiyut Hospital
Phra Mongkutklao Hospital
Rajavithi Hospital
Ramathibodi Hospital

 

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