Siam Square Bangkok

Everything You Need to Know About Siam Square

Siam Square, like the city in which it is located, is an area of contrast. In essence it is the hub of all things cool, an individual expression point where styles are both shaped and surface (and resurface). Siam also holds claim to being the most expensive place to rent land in Bangkok. It is to the City of Angels, what Bond Street is to London and Fifth Avenue to New York, while still possessing the innovative atmosphere of Camden Town or Soho, NYC.

Siam Square itself is something of an open-air shopping complex that radiates a feeling of creativity. Tribes of bright and bold-slogan T-shirts meet with tailored suits, sporting eccentric accents. Siam Square is in essence where trends both emerge and are created, an epicenter of inspiration in Bangkok. This area stretches from Rama 1 Road down to the Chulalongkorn University Campus and from Phayathai Road over to Henri Dunant, and is a popular haunt of university students, media types and generally Bangkok’s ‘bright young things’.


Chidlom connects to Siam via a sky walkway and they are the next best addresses to have in Bangkok, after the river, of course. Home to some of the world’s most desirable hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and Centara Grand at CentralWorld are just a few of the five-star hotels in the area.

The location is enhanced by its close proximity to the business and shopping district. Well connected to the BTS Skytain, the area is laden with cinemas, cafes and entertainment choices including the Siam Ocean World – occupying an area of 10,000sqm it is equally enjoyable for both kids and adults. 

 

Shopping in Siam Square

It is a well-known fact in Bangkok that if you want to know what is 'in', head on down to Siam Square. A dense warren of boutiques, cafes and market stalls selling various apparel; this is where fashionistas get a real taste of alternative style and shopping. True to Bangkok’s unified configuration the area is a collaboration of internationally renowned high-end brands and independent traders and the price scale goes right across the board.

The jewel in the crown of the city’s shopping centers – Siam Paragon – completes the strip of malls that begins at MBK and fringes the square. These are where Bangkok earns its stripes as an international fashion hub, with a profusion of leading designers having flagship stores inside. Read More...

Siam Square Shops 5 Great Siam Square Shops

Wandering around Siam Square is a great way to find some decent bargains but also to discover some up-and-coming Thai and Asian brands, who offer a great mix of unusual designs at great prices. Read More...

 
Siam Square One Siam Square 1

Siam Square One is the latest shopping mall about to open in Siam Square, the fashionable centre of Bangkok where you can find all the latest trends. Read More...

MBK Shopping Mall in Bangkok MBK

The multi-storey MBK is probably Bangkok's most legendary shopping mall, popular with both tourists and locals. Eight floors packed with 2,000 shops that sell everything from fashion to mobile phones and DVDs. Read More...

 
Siam Paragon Shopping Centre Siam Paragon

From a sporty yellow Ferrari to a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, Siam Paragon is a shopping mall without rival when it comes to luxury goods. Read More...

Where to Eat in Siam Square

To sum Siam Square up in a word, 'eclectic', would be about right. An abundance of food options pepper the streets, from classic Thai street food to global delicacies, to sweet and simple sandwiches and pastries. The Siam Discovery Centre and Siam Paragon are home to the ultimate fashion café – Greyhound (he of the sculptured smock). Greyhound is a gimmick restaurant, riddled with quirks and an impressive fusion menu, a haunt of high-society and media types.

The Hard Rock Café is another popular choice, for those who enjoy dining alongside Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon memorabilia.  The usual burgers, steaks and Tex Mex are thrown for the ultimate Rock n Roll dining experience. For upscale dining, the high concentration of five-star hotels around the area provide some of the city’s most delectable dishes in unparalleled surroundings. Siam is also home to a number of rooftop bar and restaurants, including the Centara’s Red Sky and the newly opened Zense Restaurant at CentralWorld, situated in Bangkok’s leading lifestyle mall Zen. 

Where to Eat in Siam Square 5 Restaurants in Siam Square

Siam Square is buzzing all week long and becomes really crowded on weekend with an incredible variety of tiny boutiques but strangely, there are not many restaurants around. Read More...

 
Som Tam Nua

Som Tam Nua on Siam Square Soi 5 is a casual and trendy dining spot that has risen to fame serving up tasty, foreigner-friendly papaya salad and other Issan-region dishes. Read More...

Ban Khun Mae Restaurant

The heartwarming idea of going to grandma’s house for some traditional home cooking is something that transcends boundaries and is exactly the kind of feeling you get at Ban Khun Mae Restaurant. Read More...

   

What to See and Do Near Siam Square

This is a fun area that carries elements of both old and new Thailand. Quirky Japanese-fashioned fads such as Karaoke booths collide with traditional bowling alleys and cinemas. Siam Paragon is a fusion of shopping and entertainment opportunities.

Siam is also home to some of the city’s oldest picture houses such as the Lido, featuring art-house movies. A five-minute walk from the square, just past the National Stadium BTS is the Jim Thompson Museum; the enigmatic American famed for igniting the silk trade in Thailand. This is his former home. 

Jim Thompson House Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson's house serves as a museum showcasing Thai architecture and art. The house, located along one of Bangkok's few remaining canals, originally came from outside Bangkok. Read More...

 
The Human Body Museum in Bangkok Human Body Museum

The Human Body Museum in Siam Square is weird and amazing exhibition of 14 dissected real human bodies coming from Japan. Read More...

Siam Ocean World

Covering an area of 10,000 square meters inside Siam Paragon shopping mall, Siam Ocean World is one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. Siam Ocean World is fast becoming everyone's favourite day-out city attraction, as well as a learning centre for kids. Read More...

 
Madame Tussauds Museum

Madame Tussauds has stepped down from the pedestal and embraced her visitors with a revolutionary concept – the wax museum with exhibits you can touch, hug, play with and even kiss. Read More...

Erawan Shrine

This famous Brahma shrine attracts more visitors than many of the city's temples. Kindness, mercy, sympathy and impartiality are the four virtues represented by his four faces. Read More...

 
Kidzania Bangkok Kidzania Bangkok

Kidzania is the very latest and without a doubt the most innovative addition to the edutainment scene in Bangkok... an it's even fun! Read More...

Nightlife in Siam Square

While Siam is not the centre of what you might call part of "Bangkok’s after hour’s club", it does fairly well for a night out. The majority of the city’s notorious nightlife is in Silom, the road running parallel to Patpong, 10 minutes away by Skytrain. If you feel like putting your dancing shoes on, then head over to the Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square where a popular entertainment complex pulls in a nightly crowd, especially when live bands perform.

Large in size and range of music, the DJ plays everything from Hip Hop to House; there is something to please most revelers.  Numerous upscale bars within the hotels that surround the square are popular with both tourists and Bangkok’s professionals. Read more... 

Hard Rock Cafe Hard Rock Café Bangkok

Nothing short of an institution, Hard Rock Café Bangkok delivers the same fun times, friendly staff and belly-busting burgers associated with all branches of this incredibly popular franchise. Read More...

 
Scala Cinema in Siam Square The Scala Cinema

The Scala Cinema in Siam Square offers a more modest one-screen experience compared to the large complex situated in Siam Paragon just across the road. Built in 1967, this exquisitely maintained movie theatre is worth a trip. Read More...

Hotels in Siam Square

The Lit Bangkok Hotel The Lit Bangkok Hotel

Lit! Bangkok is that rare breed of hotel that combines international standards with a uniquely local character. Of course you will appreciate the convenient city centre location, innovative design and superlative facilities. Read More...

 
Pathumwan Princess Hotel Pathumwan Princess Hotel

The Pathumwan Princess Hotel is a 5 star International Hotel offering a high standard in accommodation, service, and an enviably strategic location. The hotel is a proud winner of three prestigious awards in the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2011-2013 Regional Series. Read More...

Centara Grand at CentralWorld Centara Grand at CentralWorld

The 5-star Centara Grand at CentralWorld provides a fresh perspective on Thai hospitality and service featuring 36 suites, 469 rooms and 9 World Executive Club floors. Read More...

 
Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square

A prominent terraced hotel located near the commercial district, Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square is one of the city most centrally located hotels.Only 25 kilometres from the airport, the hotel is located in the centre of one of Bangkok best known shopping and entertainment districts. Read More...

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