Are you planning a trip to Bangkok, Thailand and will be staying in the Siam Square/Rajprasong area of the city? Boy, did you pick the right place.
Centrally-located with at least nine big shopping malls within a couple of blocks walking, it is also an area packed with boutique stores, street stalls, some of the best street food in Thailand, temples, famous shrines, Jim Thompson House and more.
The Siam Square and Rajprasong area of Bangkok is the first place I ever stayed on my first trip to Thailand. Since I moved here 10 years ago, it has also become one of my favorite areas of the city for shopping, eating, seeing movies and just watching the world go by.
If you really want to know what to see and do in the Siam Square and Rajprason areas of Bangkok, Thailand, you cannot do better than watching this six-minute video from a Canadian expat called Daniel Fraser.
Fraser runs a travel company in Bangkok called Smiling Albino, and also does a TV show about traveling around Thailand as a westerner and, yes, he speaks fluent Thai.
In the video, he takes a quick look around the Siam Square and Rajprasong areas of Bangkok showing you Gaysorn Plaza, Erawan Shrine, Pratunam Pier, Jim Thompson House, Siam Paragon and Red Sky Bar.