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NORTHERN THAILAND'S HIGHLIGHTS


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Popular Areas

Silom / Surawong / Sathon

Hotels | Interesting Places | Shopping | Eating | Nightlife | Nearby Areas

Overview

From end to end, these three parallel streets boast many multi-storey buildings housing banks, finance firms, export-import houses, hotels, airlines offices, upmarket serviced apartments, restaurants, shopping arcades, department stores, and entertainment establishments making this area the busiest business centres in Bangkok. The area is busy not only in the daytime, but also in the evening, when people come out to eat, to meet business friends or to seek enjoyment. There is a small area in Silom which, for more than 30 years, has been very well known to foreign visitors for its bars and nightclubs. Known as Patpong, this famous place offers various kinds of entertainmentwine, beer, music, dancing, etc.

Location

The area to the southeast of Rattanakosin Island and Chinatown which once was a residential area of expats and wealthy Thais, is now an important business zone lined with many international corporate offices, embassies and five-star hotels. The west end of Silom, Surawong and Sathon roads meet the Southern part of Charoen Krung Road and are connected to the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Several riverside hotels and shopping centres are situated along the river bank.

Easy access

BTS Skytrain: Silom Line
MRT Subway: Silom Station / Lumphini Station
River Piers: Wat Muang Khae, Oriental, Sathon (Taksin)

For taxi: ǧ ҷ
Map : Silom - Surawong - Sathon - New Road

Hotels in Silom Area

Interesting Places

Wat Yannawa
Wat Yannawa
A royal temple established in the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767), it was renovated in King Rama IIIs reign (1824-1851) with the addition of a pagoda in the form of the Chinese junk of 200 years ago, which was built in memory of this type of sea-going vessel which had played an important role in Thailands foreign trade.
For taxi: Ѵҹ ԭا

Lumphini Park
The biggest public park in Bangkok offering activities such as aerobics and Tai Chi (a Chinese form of martial art).
For taxi: ǹԹ

Lumphini Boxing Stadium
Built in 1956, this is one of the two standard boxing stadiums in Thailand. Thai kick boxing or Muai Thai is on stage every Tuesday and Friday at 18.00 hrs and Saturday at 17.00 hrs.
For taxi: ʹԹ

Kukrits Home
Kukrits Home
The 5-unit antique Thai style house of M.R. Kukrit Pramoj (1911-1995), the late Prime Minister is now a heritage museum containing a collection of fine artefacts.

For taxi: ҹ֡ķ ¾оԹԨ ҷ

Wat Khaek
Wat Phrasrimaha Uma Dhevi (Wat Khaek)
This Hindu temple built to be a shrine of Goddess Uma Dhevi features the ancient Indian art and architectural style.

For taxi: Ѵᢡ

The Rare Stone Museum
Featuring a great collection of more than ten thousand rare stones, fossils, crystals, stalactites, etc. from Thailand and foreign countries. The museum is on Charoen Krung Rd. between Soi 26 and 28.

For taxi: ԾԸѳԹš

The Assumption Church
The Assumption Church
The church was built in 1822 by Reverend Pascal to honour the Virgin Mary. Later in 1919, it was renovated to accommodate the increasing number of Catholics. Construction materials such as marble and colour stained glass were imported from France and Italy. The church is regarded as the most beautiful Gothic church in Thailand.

For taxi: ʶѭ ԭا

The Oriental Hotel
Consecutively rated as one of the worlds best hotels, this 122-year old hotel is Thailands first large hotel, renowned for its attentive five-star service. The hotel building offers a very lavish decoration in the Neo-classic style
For taxi: ç¹

Bangkokian Museum
Situated in Soi Charoen Krung 43, the museum reflects the lifestyles of middle-class Bangkokians during World War II.
For taxi: ԾԸѳҧ͡

General Post Office
The bulky structure once used as the British Embassy now serves as a post office.
For taxi: ɳҧ

Shopping

Silom Road
Shops and stalls offering clothes, food, art works, CDs and souvenirs are along the way from the beginning of Silom down to where the road intersects with Charoen Krung Road. Silom shopping starts from 11.00 hrs till midnight.
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Thaniya Plaza
Well known among Japanese and golfers as the building comprises shops selling both new and used golf clubs and golf accessories.
For taxi: оҫ

Silom Complex
This six-storey building consists of Central Department Store, clothing shops and restaurants.
For taxi: 硫

River City Shopping Complex
River City Shopping Complex
River City Complex is located near Royal Orchid Sheraton, off Charoen Krung and Si Phraya roads. It is well known for its high quality art and antique shops. Auction sales of antiques are held occasionally at its exhibition hall.

For taxi: Ե ԭا 30

OP Place
OP Place
A shopping centre located in an ancient neoclassic style commercial building built in 1908 gives you a glimpse of Bangkok in the olden days. Quality silk, clothes, jewellery, antiques, leather products, carpets, paintings and a variety of handicrafts are available.

For taxi: ; ԭا 38

Eating

Restaurants are situated along the main roads and tucked away in the alleys. Many of them are pricey, but there are also the cheaper ones, which are popular among office workers.

Nightlife

Patpong
Located between Silom Rd. and Surawong Rd., within walking distance of BTS Sala Daeng Station, is Bangkoks flourishing night entertainment area catered to foreign tourists and expatriates. It is divided into 3 lanes called Patpong Soi 1, Soi 2, and Soi 3 (or best known as Silom Soi 4).
For taxi: Ѳ쾧

Thaniya Road
Thaniya Road located adjacent to Silom Soi 4 has exclusive Japanese bars.
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Nearby Areas

Chinatown / Rama III / Siam - Ratchadamri

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Popular Tours around Bangkok

South & West of Bangkok
Sampran Riverside
Samphran Crocodile & Elephant Show
Thai Human Imagery Museum
Floating Market (Damnoen Saduak)
Amphawa Floating Market
Rom Hub Market (Folding Umbrella Mraket)
Samut Songkhram Homestay
King Rama II Memorial Park

River Kwai Bridge (Death Railway)


East of Bangkok
Samutprakan Crocodile Farm & Zoo
The Erawan Museum
Ancient City or Muang Boran


North of Bangkok
Bang Pa-in Palace
Ancient Ruins of Ayutthaya
Chokchai Farm Boutique Camping
Dream World