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.
Mostly Thais and middle income expats
Popular residential and hangout area among young Thais
BTS Light Green Line
La Villa Aree
Samsen Wittayalai School
Phyathai 2 Hospital
The Ladprao neighborhood comprises inner Ladprao Road from Sois 1-35 and 2–42, plus part of Phahonyothin Road, and is currently served by two MRT (subway) Blue Line stations, Lat Phrao and Phahonyothin.
Morchit-Chatuchak is a transportation hub centered around BTS (Skytrain) Morchit and Saphan Khwai Stations, and MRT (subway) Chatuchak Park and Kamphaeng Phet Stations. Construction to extend BTS beyond its current Morchit terminus is underway. The new Bang Sue “Grand Station”, where several train lines will converge, is also under construction nearby. This mostly residential neighborhood is home to Thais and middle-income foreigners.
Ratchathewi–Victory Monument, encompasses BTS Ratchathewi, Phaya Thai and Victory Monument Stations, and Airport Rail Link Phaya Thai and Ratchaprarop Stations. The future MRT Orange Line will interchange at BTS Ratchathewi, with stations at Pratunam, Ratchaprarop and Rang Nam. Residents are mainly Thais, with some western foreigners.