Bangkok Area Guide
Silom Road (ถนน สีลม)
(ถนน สีลม), was in the past the main trading district for a long time and many shop houses are still lining the roads in the area. Running from the Riverside (Charoenkrung Rd.) all the way East to Rama IV Rd., it is located between Sathorn and Suriwongse Rd. During the day, Silom is the City’s banking center as well as jewelry and gems trading area, whereas after sunset it becomes a very famous night spot due mainly to the Patpong night market where numerous souvenir selling stands line the Eastern part of Silom Rd., close to the junction to Rama 4. In the same areas, a number of bars, pubs and restaurant of all types will meet the demands of many a night owl.
How to get there?The area is easily accessible by fast, cheap and convenient Skytrain (BTS) and underground/subway/metro (MRT) system. The Skytrain’s Sala Daeng station acts as an interchange with the MRT’s Si Lom station.
AttractionsSilom Attractions >>>
The park is a pure escapism from the chaos of the city traffic. A perfect spot for family gatherings over lunch near one of the ponds or a romantic walk at the sunset. In December and January when the weather is cooler, free concerts and shows are organized in the park. Your best chances to catch one of them is to come on Sunday after 5.00 pm. How to get there: MRT to Lumphini or Si Lom station or BTS to Sala Daeng station. Bus routes 4,13, 22, 45, 47, 141
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
Admission: Free King Rama VI Statue
Impressive two and a half times life-size statue of the King Rama VI overlooks the entrance to the Lumpini Park - the city’s green lungs. It was carved by an Italian sculptor Corrado Feroci, also known as Silpa Bhirasri. The statue was erected in 1942. How to get there: MRT to Si Lom Station or BTS to Sala Daeng Station. Bus routes 4, 13, 22, 45, 47, 141
Opening Hours: Daily
Admission: Free Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (Snake Farm)
A great place to see cobras, kraits, vipers, pythons and pretty much any other species of over a 180 types of snakes which can be found all around Thailand. You can have your picture taken while holding a giant python and see snakes “milked” of their venom. Daily held lectures and demonstrations are delivered in English and Thai. How to get there: MRT to Sam Yan station or BTS to Sala Daeng station. Walk to the corner of Henri Dunant Rd. and Rama IV Rd. Walk about 200 meters on Henri Dunant Street. The entrance is on the left side of the street. Bus routes 4, 45, 47, 50, 67, 74, 76, 141
Contact: Tel: 0 2252 0161 to 4, 0 2252 0167 (We recommend to confirm the opening times and prices prior to the visit.)
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm., Sat - Sun & Public Holidays from 08.30 am. - 01.00 pm.
Venom extraction : Mon - Fri at 11.00 am. and 02.30 pm. Public Holiday at 11.00 am.
Slide presentation in English: 30 minutes before venom extraction.
Admission: 200 Baht for Adult and 50 Baht for Children (Price are subject to change)
Sports & ActivitiesSilom Sport & Activities >>>
Fight times and Admissions: Tuesdays and Fridays from 06.30 pm. - 11.00 pm., Saturday from 04.30 pm. - 08.00 pm. and 08.30 pm. - 12.00 am.,Tickets: 500 - 1,500 Baht
RestaurantSilom Restaurant >>>
The restaurant is located in the atmospheric traditional, wooden house. It is easy to forget that you are in Bangkok when the decor suggests that you have moved upcountry and you are going to enjoy home-cooked food. The cuisine is Laotian (as the name suggests) and Thai from the northeastern province of Isan.
How to get there: The restaurant is located on the 16 Silom soi 19, Trok Wet. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station and walk or take taxi from there. (1.3 km)
Contact: Necessary for lunch, recommended for dinner; Tel: 0 2635 2338 to 9
Dress Code: Smart casual Breeze
An exclusive restaurant serving Asian cuisine for all the special occasions. So whether it’s your birthday party or you want to propose to your very special woman, Breeze is a perfect setting for these and other events. While decor is very chic, the true pearl is the view over Bangkok. How to get there: The restaurant is located on the 51-52 floor of Lebua at State Tower, 1055 Silom Rd. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station or the MRT to the Silom station. Take a taxi or walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2624 9555
Dress Code: Smart casual
Note: Lebua at State Tower is a home to the two more restaurants namely Sirocco and Mezzaluna
An elegant Mediterranean/French restaurant situated in the old, classic home. A garden-looking like room with a small waterfall is perfect for couples. Others can enjoy formal white-cloth area, wine room or a terrace for smokers. How to get there: The restaurant is located on 71/1 Sala Daeng Soi 1/1, Silom Rd. Take the MRT to the Silom station or the BTS to the Sala Daeng station. Walk from there for about 500 meters.
Contact: Tel: 0 2234 2226
Dress Code: Casual, no shorts
Zanotti ‘Il Ristorante Italiano’ is one of the finest Italian Dining in Bangkok. Zanotti’s unique atmosphere is immediately noticeable from the moment you enter the restaurant. Engraved brass bull - a powerful symbol of Torino, the home town of Chef Zanotti, and the symbol of the restaurant and its specialty cuisine makes a lasting impression
How to get there: The restaurants is located at 21/2 1st Floor, Saladaeng Colonnade Condominium, Silom Rd. Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station and walk along Sala Daeng Rd. The restaurant will soon appear on your left.
Contact: Tel: 0 2636 0002
Dress Code: Casual, no shorts 2. Niu’s Jazz Blues Bar Restaurant
Niu’s Jazz Blues Bar Restaurant offers a great selection of wine, very intimate and romantic atmosphere and has a great cover band playing classic jazz and blues tunes. The ground floor has the stage to one side, and a beautiful outside terrace. Upstairs you’ll find an Italian restaurant offering classic Italian food and some Thai/Italian fusions. How to get there: The restaurant is located on the 661 Silom Rd. between soi 17 and soi 19. Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2266 5333 to 4
Dress Code: Smart casual
Café Mozu on the Mozu floor is an innovative poolside café at lebua that wows the guests with its completely different décor and extensive menu. The atmosphere at Mozu is brought about by bright splashes of color, mirrored cushions and bold lighting effects. Offering the best of Indian and Lebanese cuisine and wood fired pizzas in a vibrant, colorful ambiance Café Mozu at lebua reinvents the staid café culture in Bangkok. Café Mozu is the best place in Bangkok to catch up with friends or to go clubbing in Bangkok. How to get there: The restaurant is located on Lebua at State Tower, 1055 Silom Rd. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station or the MRT to the Silom station. Take a taxi or walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2624 9555
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 01.00 am. (last order at 11.30 pm.)
Dress Code: Casual, no shorts
Spa & MassageSilom Spa & Massage >>>
Meaning "garden in heaven" in Thai, Devarana Spa was especially designed from the concept of the garden situated at heaven's gate as described in ancient Thai literature. Devarana Spa won a number of awards including Best Urban Spa - Lifestyle + Travel magazine Readers Choice Awards (2008). Devarana offers individual appointments, one year memberships, Spa cuisine and shop. How to get there: The spa is located in the Dusit Thani hotel (946 Rama IV Rd.) just off the Sala Daeng BTS and Silom MRT stations
Contact: Tel: 0 2636 3596, 0 2236 9999 Ext. 2301, 2302; Website: www.devaranaspa.com 2. Mulberry Spa
A new relaxation venue located in the centre of the city. Center Point Massage & Spa is decorated in Thai art and literature design feel. The Spa provides a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere in which you can enjoy premium treatments with traditional Thai service and hospitality. How to get there: Mulberry Spa is located on 346/8-10 Silom Rd. opposite the Lebua at State Tower hotel. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station or the MRT to the Silom station. Take a taxi or walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2630 9888; Website: www.mulberryspa.com 1. Center Point Massage
Mulberry Spa offers very special treatments with fancy names like Mulberry Golden Ers, Fleur de Fleur Scrub or Rose Gold Massage. Check the website or call for current promotions. How to get there: Center Point Massage & Spa is located on 128/4-5 Silom Soi 6, Silom Rd. Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station, take exit 1. Use stairs on the right, and go straight for 15 mins. Turn right to Silom soi 6. Take the MRT to Silom station, take exit 2 (Silom Rd.), then walk to Silom Rd. via Sala Daeng BTS station. Skywalk. Use stairs on the right and go straight for 15 minutes. Turn right to Silom Soi 6
Contact: Tel: 0 2634 0341 to 2; Website: www.centerpointmassage.com 2. Ruen Nuad Massage
Ruen Nuad Massage offers excellent body massages, refreshing foot reflexology and aromatherapy facials in a nice old-style building. The skilled and experienced masseurs may be all you need after a long day in the city.
How to get there: Ruen Nuad Massage is located across from the big BNH Hospital on 42 Convent Rd. Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2632 2662 to 3
ShoppingSilom Shopping >>>
Silom Complex is the only all in one shopping centre on Silom Rd. It is your prime location for fashion, food, jewels and decorations. The shops include Top Marketplace, B2S and Power buy. The building provides 1,800 parking spaces.
How to get there: The Silom Complex Shopping Plaza is located just off the Sala Daeng BTS station and MRT Silom station. (191 Silom Rd., Bangrak, Bangkok) 2. Chamchuri Square
Chamchuri Square is Silom’s newest shopping mall where you can find everything you need and more. It is also a centre for education, business and international cuisine from Chinese and Japanese through Korean and Vietnamese to American and European. How to get there: Chamchuri square is located on the Rama IV Rd. nearby MRT Sam Yan station. Silom Rd. 3. The Silom Galleria
The Silom Galleria is known as “Art & Craft Center”, as it is a home to a vast array of a good quality jewelry (the most precious gemstones from around the Kingdom are available), antiques (Inherited eastern arts and Thai art products that reflect traditional Thai ways of life and design ideas), arts (Many Thai artists paintings are exhibited here, showcasing the artistic potential of this country’s artwork. International pieces are also on display) and amulets. How to get there: The Silom Galleria is located on the Silom Rd. Take the MRT to the Silom Station or Sala Daeng station. Walk along the Silom Rd. The Galleria will be on your left between Pramuan Street and Soi 21. 2. Patpong Night Market
In recent years, Silom has seen the rise of the Patpong night market, a busy and chaotic place filled with foreign tourists of every sort. You can buy here pretty much everything from low-quality cheap clothes to DVDs for adults and fake identification cards. The market is a tourist attraction in itself even if you do not buy anything. If you do, bargain hard, because the place is tourist-oriented and the asked prices rarely demonstrate the true value of the items. How to get there: Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station and exit down one of the right-hand stairs. Follow the increasing trail of vendors along the sidewalk, and after about five minutes you will reach the bazaar. 3. Silom Village
Silom village known as well as Silom Trade Center is a good place to sink in the spirit of old Bangkok promoting the charm and elegance of Thai culture. The area offers handbags, furniture, Thai crafts, music, art and a lot of fine restaurants. How to get there:Take the BTS to the Surasak station and walk from there. The Silom Trade Center is located on the Silom Rd. Alternatively take MRT to the Si Lom Station and take a taxi from there or walk for about 20 minutes.
NightlifeSilom Nightlife >>>
DJ station is one of the most famous gay venues in Bangkok. Filled with fun, lust and joy. Hot music spins everybody all night long, while the entertaining nightly show in a form of a mini cabaret takes care of the wallflowers.
How to get there: DJ Station is located on the Siilom Soi 2 off the Silom Rd. Take the BTS to the Chong Nonsi station or the Sala Daeng station or the MRT to the Silom station. The club is within a walking distance from all three.
Opening Hours: Opening time varies, but closing late (around 3-4 am.) 2. Lucifers Disko
Big, two-level club appealing to the hardcore techno and trance music fans. The decor is devilish with staff wearing orange uniforms and Satan’s horns. The club is always loud and sometimes very packed.
How to get there: Walk from Sala Daeng BTS station or Silom MRT station to 76/1-3 Patpong Soi 1
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Admission: Free 3. Soi Thaniya
Soi Thaniya is the home of Japanese nightlife in Bangkok, and is part of the Patpong area. There are a number of small Japanese restaurants and bars on Soi Thaniya. The bars and stores on Soi Thaniya may not appeal to the average non-Japanese visitor but the lane is still worth strolling through and checking out, especially at night when all of the neon comes alive. How to get there: Soi Thaniya is located in the Patpong area of Silom. Take the BTS to the Sala Daeng station and walk from there.