By day, Silom is the chief financial district of Bangkok, indistinguishable from any global business centre. This cosmopolitan area is home to some of the biggest companies in Bangkok, and business suit-clad men and women are as ubiquitous as the tall buildings that tower over the street. By night, however, the character of this area changes to become one of the entertainment and cultural cores of the city. The neighbourhood has several entertainment districts, restaurants and bars that offer revellers a place to grab a cool drink or a quick bite to eat. At night the Silom, Bangkok sidewalks come alive with hawkers selling everything from sweet treats to novelty t-shirts, night markets.
- Stop at the Patpong entertainment complex on Silom to get a look at the seamier side of nightlife in Bangkok.
- Eat cheap sushi and drink sake in Little Tokyo, located on Thanon Thaniya, a small street just off of Silom.
- Visit Sri Mariamman, one of the few Hindu temples in Silom, Bangkok, a colourful, ornately decorated structure surrounded by delicious vegetarian restaurants.
Since Silom is a well-known business, it has its own line on Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain so getting there is very easy from just about anywhere in the city. Passengers can get off the Sky Train at the Sala Daeng station and will immediately be greeted by an assault on all five senses, as the area is very crowded. The city of Bangkok’s MRT subway also has a stop called Silom so it is well connected by public transport. Due to the extremely heavy traffic, driving is not recommended, so it is advisable to use trains or take one of the thousands of motorcycle taxis circling the area.
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