Petchburi spreads across the width of Bangkok and runs parallel to the infamous canal, Klong Sean Saep. It's busy and in many ways it epitomises the less sparkly pre-modern Bangkok.
As one of Bangkok's major arterial roads, Petchburi is an incredibly useful stretch of tarmac that passes by major shopping malls, large outdoor restaurants, bars, street life and ... More>conspicuous neon lit massage parlours. Petchburi is actually split into two parts; Petchburi and New Petchburi. If you want a taste of the older, decaying Bangkok stay along Petchburi Road but if it's modernity you are seeking then we advise basing yourself around the newer section for easier access to Sukhumvit and other areas of interest. No matter where your Petchburi hotel is located, we suggest using the canal boat to make your way across town. Definitely a Bangkok highlight, these boats power along at incredible speeds down slim waterways and past obstacles, other boats and scenes of city life. One journey will leave you enthralled.
The sky train and metro do pass along Petchburi at two sections in the road allowing you to get to the far reaches of Bangkok via a more refined form of transport. Where the new and old sections of the road meet is where the greatest attractions lie. Within this small area are a collection of Petchburi hotels, the Pratunam wholesale market, Platinum shopping mall and Pantip Plaza.