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.