When you book your hotel on Silom Road, you’ll stay in the heart of the city’s business and financial area. But whether you’re traveling on business or pleasure, you’ll find plenty to do around the area and have easy access to public transportation to visit other parts of the city as well.
Taking a walk around the neighborhood is the best way to take in all the vibrancy and color of the area. This is a part of ‘old’ Bangkok. The part of the city that’s closest to the river. Bangkok began life as a city capital when the monarchy moved downriver from Ayutthaya for strategic purposes, and Thailand was opened to commerce from overseas traders.
The Silom area grew out of the growing need for expansion as the city grew wealthy from overseas commerce. Today, Silom Road, together with Sathorn Road, a few blocks away, serve as the boundaries of the business and financial district of Bangkok.
Business Isn’t Everything Silom Offers
A hotel on Silom Road offers convenience and quick access to the many multinational companies that have established themselves in this corner of the city. But, for tourists, the Silom area offers many other sights and attractions as well.
At the northern end of Silom Road is Lumpini Park, the oldest public park in Bangkok. It was built in the 1920s on Royal property donated by King Rama VI. There’s a statue of the King at the entrance to the park across from the upper end of Silom Road.
The idyllic park offers wide, meandering paths through its green expanses and a lake in the middle of the park where you can rent a pedal-driven paddleboat. There are also public aerobics classes, plenty of people jogging and exercising, and musical performances on Sunday afternoons.
Just down Silom Road from the park, you’ll come across the Silom Complex. This is a shopping mall with a food court in the basement that offers shops selling everything a traveler could want when visiting Bangkok.
Staying at a hotel on Silom Road also opens the doors to explore all the neighborhood’s food choices. There are hundreds of cafés, restaurants, and bars in and around Silom Road that are well worth visiting for the wide variety of both Thai and international food they offer.
You should make a point to explore the colorful alleys off Silom Road as well. You’ll find quaint shops, cafes and food stalls that make Bangkok a city worth exploring.
Convenient Access to All of Bangkok
The Sala Daeng station of the BTS Skytrain is also across from the park at the top of Silom Road. Using both the BTS and the MRT rapid transit systems of Bangkok, you can reach the most picturesque and famous attractions in the city. The BTS also has a station near Sathorn Pier on the Chao Phraya River, from which you can tour the river area of Bangkok as well.
Booking a hotel on Silom Road offers convenience, shopping, a wide range of dining choices, and easy access to all areas of Bangkok. It’s an ideal area of the city to stay for both business and pleasure travelers.