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Silom Area Guide


Silom is a lively and exciting part of Bangkok. It is the financial centre of Bangkok with the stock exchange and head offices of Thailand’s major banks. Silom also has lots on offer for tourists.

Here is our run-down of some of the best bits.

Visitor attractions in Silom

Sri Mariammam Hindu Temple
Silom Road (corner of Pan Road). Open 6am 8pm. Free Admission.

Built in the 1860s by Tamil immigrants this lively and colorful temple is the main place of worship for Bangkok’s Hindu community. Well worth a visit.

Lumphini Boxing Stadium
Rama 4 Road by Silom MRT station. Open Tues and Fri (18.30) and Sat (16.30 and 20.30). 1,000 to 1,200 Baht entry

Thailand’s top boxing stadium. A must-see for Muay Thai fans. The best fights take place from 8pm on Friday nights.

Pat Pong Night Market
Soi Patpong on Silom Road. Open 19.00 to 24.00.

Lively night market in red light district. The place to buy fake watches, sunglasses and designer bags.

Lumphini Park
Junction of Rama 4 Road and Ratchadamri Road

140-acre park, popular with the local Thais. Popular with fitness enthusiasts who jog, cycle and do aerobics in the park. There are many food stalls and a good fresh food market at the weekends. This is a great place to experience a slice of Thai culture.

Great Restaurants in Silom Area

The Mango Tree, on Soi Tantawan, Surawong Road – Fantastic Thai food
Sanghai 38, on the 38th Floor of the Sofitel Hotel, 188 Silom Road ?Awesome Cantonese food

Great Bars

Vertigo Bar – Top floor of Banyan Tree Hotel, 21/100 South Sathorn Road
Sky Bar – Top floor of State Tower, 1055/111 Silom Road

Shopping

Jim Thompson Store, 9 Surawong Road – Thai silk shop
Silom Galleria, 919/1 Silom Road – Shopping mall with over a hundred shops and stalls selling art, antiques and gems

Hotels in Silom

Heritage Baan Silom – Soi 19, Silom Road
Triple Two Silom  – 222 Silom Road
Luxx – 6/11 Decho Road
Tower Club  – Lebua State Tower, 1055, 42 Silom Road