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La Villa: Ari’s coolest contradiction

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A piece of Thonglor, sans pretense
Address:
Phaholyothin Road, BTS: Ari
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Daily, 8am-12am
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La Villa
La Villa’s three floors of restaurants, shops and the much-loved Villa Market may not jive with its Ari surroundings. But it sure has given the property market a boost.

When La Villa opened in Ari, Bangkok’s coolest, trend-setting neighborhood, it was the talk of the area. Thonglor snob culture in Ari?

Sure, La Villa's got the symbolic stores of a community mall, like iStudio and Greyhound café. But thanks to an open-air layout that lets shoppers witness Ari life zipping by, it has become one of the most leisure spots in Bangkok.

The three-floor mall is packed with restaurants, shops, a supermarket and the unavoidable Starbucks. With easy access to the Ari BTS station, La Villa is a great place to take a break from the city center mayhem.