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By day Silom Road is part of Bangkok's bustling commercial district, running adjacent to Sathorn Road where the city’s financial institutions and corporate office blocks soar and is the closest thing to Wall Street in Southeast Asia.

By night the area assumes another face entirely. Home to the notorious Patpong, famous for its market and proximity to all things sleazy, the area consists of two small sois that are relatively quiet during the day yet positively buzzing with touts and tourists most evenings of the week. 

Silom itself is vibrant and bustling come night or day, rain or shine and the area is well connected by the MRT and BTS stations. Siam, Chidlom, Ploenchit, Sathorn are all close by and easily accessed by BTS.

Silom Road begins and ends with two of Bangkok’s most unique natural attractions, the Chao Phraya and Lumpini Park. This is a place that offers something for everyone, where luxury and budget travellers rub shoulders. Five-star hotels play background to food vendors, while market stalls selling ethnic goods and various counterfeit clothes and accessories line the street alongside massage parlours and watering holes. Silom is key to Bangkok’s personality and a part of the city that should definitely not be overlooked. 

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Nightlife in Silom

Silom is home to Bangkok’s very own hedonistic playground, Patpong. Although fairly thick on the ground and pretty obvious, it's not all sleaze and sex around these parts. Patpong plays host to two of the city’s most popular after-hours clubs, Parkbridge and Funky Dojo. If you fancy something on the tamer side, then the hotels Read More...

What to See in Silom

Being one of Bangkok's important commercial and entertainment districts means that Silom fewer traditional sightseeing attractions than other areas, though there certainly are a few places worth visiting. For cultural highlights, visit the popular Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple (also known as Wat Khaek Silom) on Thanon Pun, across the street from Silom Village. Also, the mustard-coloured Read More...

Where to Eat in Silom

Silom is home to both Bangkok’s most exclusive and well hidden restaurants. From the soaring heights of Lebua where the world’s elite dine to the quaint affairs serving delightful fare from around the globe. Al fresco, elevated, street side or air conditioned, Silom is nothing if not diverse.

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Where to Stay in Silom

Silom has long been a very popular area to stay in for many of Bangkok’s visitors. Home to the famous State Tower and Sofitel hotels, these luxury properties enjoy central locations, and are well connected to local transport networks.

Various boutique properties offering intimate and more personalised approach to hotel stays are situated in and around Read More...

Shopping in Silom

Silom shopping has on a slightly more al fresco, down-to-earth approach when compared to an area like Siam Square. At the moment there is just one Mall – Silom Complex – which has a Central Department store and various other shops, although few are recognisable brand outlets.

The area is more about market culture; and Read More...

Getting in and around Silom

The easiest way to get to Silom is either by Skytrain (Sala Daeng Station) or underground (Silom Station). There is a plentiful supply of taxis and public bus services, though they are best to avoid during rush hours.

Exploring the area on foot is possible and recommended as Silom contains a lot of local Read More...

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