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Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020
The Siam Square Ratchaprasong neighbourhood is widely considered to be the centre of Bangkok. This highly-commercialised area is home to Bangkok’s most glamorous malls, , five-star hotels, up-market condominiums and a range of other high-society landmarks. Being the centre of the city, Siam Square Ratchaprasong is also a hub for the Bangkok Sky Train.Don’t Miss
This neighbourhood is one of Bangkok’s most visited destinations. Many thousands of tourists explore this area every day.
Siam Square Ratchaprasong is home to a number of interesting religious sites. The most renowned is on the corner of Rama One Road and Ratchaprasong Road, and is known as the Erawan Shrine.. Each day, thousands come here to make their wishes and pay respects to the shrine. There is also another shrine at Central World’s courtyard dedicated to Ganesha. Visitors should also explore the tranquil Wat Prathum, which is nestled between Paragon and Central World.
Just a short stroll from Siam Square is the Bangkok Art Gallery. Here, some of Thailand’s most interesting modern artwork can be found. Not far from this landmark is another famous museum, , Jim Thompson’s House.. This teak-wood mansion now displays the life work of the American Thai silk entrepreneur.
Kids will find plenty of things to do in this district. There is ice-skating at Discovery Centre, and Siam Paragon boasts the impressive Kidzania centre. In addition, all the malls, including the Big C Supercentre, feature kids’ play areas, some of which are large and exciting.Restaurants and Bars
Siam Square boasts various cafés and restaurants, which mostly serve local Thai cuisine. There are the usual fast-food spots too, such as Pizza Company and Swensens. In the shopping malls, visitors can find a huge range of dining options. Korean, American, Italian, Chinese, and fast-food establishments are found within Siam Paragon. Tourists can even head to Central World, where the Groove and Heaven on Seven await. The Groove is the best night spot in the area, but there are several clubs in the major hotels too.Shopping
The Siam Square – Ratchaprasong neighbourhood is a shopper’s delight. There are so many different malls and shopping spots ranging from high-end retailers to local trendy designers. Siam Square is where tourists will find the latest local fashion trends, which is geared more towards teenagers. Across the road is Siam Paragon, not to mention Siam Centre and Siam Discovery. Just up the road is MBK, where bargains on clothing, accessories, luggages and more can be found.