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During the daytime, Silom-Sathorn is one of Bangkok’s most important financial districts, boasting a high skyline that is busy with suit-wearing locals. However, after the sun goes down, the district transforms into a thriving area full of bars, pubs, lounges and markets. It’s a great part of Bangkok to explore, and now tourists can also base themselves here, as several high-end hotels have been built.
Silom-Sathorn has a range of activities that will keep visitors of all ages entertained.
At the eastern-end of Silom Road, visitors will find Bangkok’s most adored public park, Lumpini Park. The leafy grounds are great for escaping the urban heat of the city. Kids always have fun on the lake’s paddle boats, and several playgrounds are found throughout the park.
The Silom area is home to many traditional massage parlours and beauty shops. Visitors will be able to enjoy a body scrub, facial treatment or massage, at very decent prices. Of course, the sois around Patpong offer a different type of massage for adults.
Tourists interested in culture and art will find the to be an excellent landmark. This contemporary art museum boasts artworks from some of Thailand’s most renowned artists. This site even has an overseas following.
Restaurants and Bars
Sathorn has a large number of excellent dining options, especially in the hotels like Banyan Tree. Local restaurants generally serve Thai cuisine. In the Silom area, visitors will find many Western fast-food and sit-down restaurants, including Sunrise Tacos, Burger King, KFC, Subway and McDonalds. There are also several bars offering fantastic pub food. Patpong is the centre of Silom-Sathorn’s night life, with many go-go bars operating each night.
Sathorn is not renowned for its shopping facilities, but the Silom area certainly makes up for Sathorn’s limited options. As the sun sets over Silom, the Patpong sidewalk and sois become overrun with stalls offering a range of items. Tourists can pick up cheap DVDs, clothes, sunglasses and handicrafts. Several shopping malls are also located in Silom, including a Central Plaza and Robinsons.