Wondering what the Silom area of Bangkok looks like?
If you haven’t been to Bangkok, Thailand before, and plan on staying in the Silom area of town when you do arrive, you might be wondering what the Silom area of Bangkok is like?
In fact, Silom is one of my favorite areas of Bangkok as it’s packed full of cool restaurants and cafes, superb street food stalls, affordable and excellent British pubs, a recently renovated (and very nice mall) and a whole slew of other upscale, trendy, down-to-earth and hole-in-the-wall places to visit. It’s also incredibly green, with lots of leafy trees and close to Bangkok’s largest city park – Lumphini Park.
Add on the Patpong Market, for those who don’t mind paying above the odds for their tourist tat, and the Silom area of Bangkok is a pretty cool place to stay with a myriad of hotels to choose from in all kinds of budget ranges. (Including Lub D, one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in).
Silom is also slapbang next to the skytrain and underground systems, which makes it incredibly easy to get to much of the rest of Bangkok from here.
Of course, if you’re still wondering what the Silom area of Bangkok is like, this video will help you plant a picture in your head before you get here, or make up your mind if it looks like the kind of place for you.
Let me just say, I’ve stayed at hotels in Silom, and so have my parents, and all three of us enjoyed staying there very much, so it doesn’t matter if you’re in your 20s, 30s or 60s, you should find something to like about Silom.