Silom is always described as the Wall Street of Thailand. This Bangkok district is characterized by its glistening skyscrapers and numerous leading Thai and global financial institutions which are situated here. During the day, the place is a busy financial district where bankers and investors mint money, but at night, the landscape changes considerably and the district is populated with lots of party goers and pleasure seekers looking for all-round fun in many of the entertainment spots which are found here. One of Thailand’s most infamous sleaze dens, the Patpong, is also situated here. There are numerous Silom hotels which are found here including some of Bangkok’s most luxurious hotels.
The attractions in the city are generally quite diverse. There are bustling markets in the district, restaurants where you can sample the finest of Thai and global cuisines as well as the many naughty nightclubs that come alive after sunset. There is a lot to occupy your time and mind in Silom including the shopping vistas, bars and restaurants, quirky galleries, museums and many more. There is the Lumpini Park which is also situated here where you can see great expanses of green space in the centre of Bangkok, making for a very beautiful sight. The district has a rich cultural side and is one of best places in Bangkok where you can have an all-round good time. Find the best Silom hotels that can serve as your little base as you explore the best that this city has to offer.
Here is an overview of some of the leading Silom attractions that you cannot afford to miss during your visit in Bangkok:
The Lumpini Park
The Lumpini Park is a place where you would certainly want to spend some quality time either with someone or in solitude. It is a calm oasis in the middle of bustling Bangkok. It is a good escape from the city if you need some quiet time. The park lies in the shadow of the busy Silom and Sathorn skyline. It is the largest and most popular park in the city, visited by both locals and tourists alike. It consists of 142 acres of grass, walkways and ponds. A lot of people tend to visit here in the evenings for relaxation and exercises.
The Bangkokian Museum
Several generations ago, the Bangkok accommodation houses were mainly made of teak and there was jungle all over the place. Delve into Thailand’s rich past and heritage at the Bangkokian museum. You can also find a diverse range of great Siamese artefacts and lush tropical gardens which can be rejuvenating to the spirit.
The Flight Experience
Another popular and quirky experience in Silom is the flight experience. This is a simulation flight that kids and even young adults who dream of becoming pilots in the future will really enjoy. If you are scared of flying, this is the place to defeat your phobia and find your wings. The flight experience is so realistic that this cockpit has even been used in movies. The best thing is that this also comes at a bargain price!
Patpong Night Market
Patpong might have a sleazy reputation but you can still go on sightseeing on some of the cultural attractions here such as the beautiful multi-colored temple Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple.
There are plenty more that you can sample in the Silom area such as the Snake Farm, the Kathmandu Art Gallery, and a great array of shopping and dining destinations. Find the best Silom Hotels such as the Aetas Lumpini, situated next to the Lumpini Park and explore Thailand’s Wall Street like you have never done before.