Surawong Road

Surawong Road is an important street in the Silom area of Bangkok. It runs parallel to the north of the Silom Road, stretching from the Sirat Expressway toll road to Rama IV Road. Surawong Road has an interesting collection of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and places of interest. There is the refined, the luxurious and […]

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Staying in Patpong

There are several good hotels near Patpong Night Market and near Patpong 1 and 2 where many of the area’s go go bars are located. There are budget, mid-range and luxury hotels all near Patpong. All budgets are catered for. Most of the hotels near Patpong are located on the Surawongse Road and Silom Road. […]

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Guest Friendly Hotels near Patpong

Here is a list of hotels near Patpong where they have a guest friendly policy. This means that they don’t charge a fee for guests to stay over-night. You might think this is a nonsense, and that you can sneak a man/woman/transgender person to your room in the small hours of the morning, but more often […]

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Brief History of Silom

Silom in Thai means ‘windmill’. This gives you a clue to the humble origins of an area in Bangkok that is now the financial heart of Thailand. In the Nineteenth Century Bangkok was growing rich from trading with European merchants. As a result the Chaophraya River and the klongs or canals were the main places […]

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