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Places | Shopping | Eating | Nightlife | Nearby
From end to end, these three parallel streets boast
many multi-storey buildings housing banks, finance
firms, export-import houses, hotels, airlines offices,
upmarket serviced apartments, restaurants, shopping
arcades, department stores, and entertainment establishments
making this area the busiest business centres in Bangkok.
The area is busy not only in the daytime, but also
in the evening, when people come out to eat, to meet
business friends or to seek enjoyment. There is a small
area in Silom which, for more than 30 years, has been
very well known to foreign visitors for its bars and
nightclubs. Known as Patpong, this famous place offers
various kinds of entertainment—wine, beer, music, dancing,
The area to the southeast of Rattanakosin Island and
Chinatown which once was a residential area of expats
and wealthy Thais, is now an important business zone
lined with many international corporate offices, embassies
and five-star hotels. The west end of Silom, Surawong
and Sathon roads meet the Southern part of Charoen
Krung Road and are connected to the bank of the Chao
Phraya River. Several riverside hotels and shopping
centres are situated along the river bank.
BTS Skytrain: Silom Line
MRT Subway: Silom Station / Lumphini Station
River Piers: Wat Muang Khae, Oriental, Sathon (Taksin)
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: Silom - Surawong - Sathon - New Road
in Silom Area
A royal temple established in the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767), it was renovated
in King Rama III’s reign (1824-1851) with the addition of a pagoda in the form
of the Chinese junk of 200 years ago, which was built in memory of this type
of sea-going vessel which had played an important role in Thailand’s foreign
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The biggest public park in Bangkok offering activities
such as aerobics and Tai Chi (a Chinese form of martial
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The 5-unit antique Thai style house of M.R. Kukrit
Pramoj (1911-1995), the late Prime Minister is now
a heritage museum containing a collection of fine
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||Wat Phrasrimaha Uma Dhevi (Wat Khaek)
This Hindu temple built to be a shrine of Goddess Uma
Dhevi features the ancient Indian art and architectural
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The Rare Stone Museum
Featuring a great collection of more than ten thousand
rare stones, fossils, crystals, stalactites, etc.
from Thailand and foreign countries. The museum is
on Charoen Krung Rd. between Soi 26 and 28.
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||The Assumption Church
The church was built in 1822 by Reverend Pascal to
honour the Virgin Mary. Later in 1919, it was renovated
to accommodate the increasing number of Catholics.
Construction materials such as marble and colour
stained glass were imported from France and Italy.
The church is regarded as the most beautiful Gothic
church in Thailand.
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The Oriental Hotel
Consecutively rated as one of the world’s best hotels,
this 122-year old hotel is Thailand’s first large
hotel, renowned for its attentive five-star service.
The hotel building offers a very lavish decoration
in the Neo-classic style
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Situated in Soi Charoen Krung 43, the museum reflects
the lifestyles of middle-class Bangkokians during
World War II.
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General Post Office
The bulky structure once used as the British Embassy
now serves as a post office.
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Shops and stalls offering clothes, food, art works,
CDs and souvenirs are along the way from the beginning
of Silom down to where the road intersects with Charoen
Krung Road. Silom shopping starts from 11.00 hrs
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Well known among Japanese and golfers as the
building comprises shops selling both new and used golf
clubs and golf accessories.
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This six-storey building consists of Central Department
Store, clothing shops and restaurants.
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||River City Shopping Complex
River City Complex is located near Royal Orchid Sheraton,
off Charoen Krung and Si Phraya roads. It is well
known for its high quality art and antique shops.
Auction sales of antiques are held occasionally at
its exhibition hall.
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A shopping centre located in an ancient neoclassic
style commercial building built in 1908 gives you
a glimpse of Bangkok in the olden days. Quality silk,
clothes, jewellery, antiques, leather products, carpets,
paintings and a variety of handicrafts are available.
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Restaurants are situated along the main roads and
tucked away in the alleys. Many of them are pricey,
but there are also the cheaper ones, which are popular
among office workers.
Located between Silom Rd. and Surawong Rd.,
within walking distance of BTS Sala Daeng Station, is
Bangkok’s flourishing night entertainment area catered
to foreign tourists and expatriates. It is divided into
3 lanes called Patpong Soi 1, Soi 2, and Soi 3 (or best
known as Silom Soi 4).
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Thaniya Road located adjacent to Silom Soi 4 has exclusive
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