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