Silom Road

Silom Road is the principal street in the Silom area of Bangkok, as such it is dominated by famous brand name food outlets. however, there are a few bespoke restaurants and shops among all the big names. It is a busy street with a large footfall of office workers, tourists and of course, shoppers. Being […]

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Le Du Restaurant and Wine Bar

Le Du Restaurant and Wine Bar is a recent addition to the growing culinary scene in Silom. It has had some great reviews as well as less flattering reviews. So what goes on with this new restaurant in Silom? It is hard to classify the type of cuisine prepared at Le Du. The name itself […]

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Neilson Hays Library

Neilson Hays Library has over 20,000 books available for borrowing. The story of the library is integral to the history of Europeans in Thailand. The collection is housed in one of the most impressive buildings in Silom. The library also has a library, art gallery and event space. Whether you are living in Bangkok and […]

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Silom night market

Silom Night Market

The video above is made by the Tourist Board of Thailand. I have chosen it not for the commentary but for the detailed shots it gives of Silom Night Market. Silom Night Market opens at ‘around afternoon’ and closes at 2am. It is located next to Saladaeng BTS station along the main road. It is […]

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Sri Maha Mariamman

Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

Sri Maha Mariamman (also called Wat Prasri Maha Umathewee) is the main Hindu temple in Bangkok. It is located across the street from Silom Soi 20. It is hard to miss since it is a towering Dravidian style temple. It is free to enter and those who have come to sightsee are just as welcome […]

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Bangkok Seashell Museum

The Bangkok Seashell Museum has one of the worst websites you will ever encounter in your online life. It takes ages to load, the background image is too short, the language option is inexplicably in the bottom right corner and the internal scroll is unnecessary. Luckily the museum itself is not half as infuriating; indeed […]

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Moon Bar at Banyan Tree

The Moon Bar on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel is an iconic rooftop bar in Bangkok and is rivalled only by the Sky Bar at Lebua Tower. Blog posts endlessly debate which of the two is the best bar. For those who don’t mind heights and 5 star prices it is great […]

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Patpong Night Market

Those not familiar with Silom will probably have heard of the infamous Patpong Night Market. It combines two types of the illicit. The market is full of vendors selling fake brand and designer goods and the bars and clubs in the area offer sex shows and sex for sale. For many backpackers going to Patpong […]

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Thavibu Gallery

Thavibu Gallery is the perfect place to head if you are tired of seeing paintings of Buddha or elephant carvings. The gallery showcases the emerging modern art scene in Thailand. It features up and coming artists from not only Thailand but also Myanmar and Vietnam. The exhibitions give a real insight into the current state […]

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