Bangkok for Kids
Silom Guide
book a class at Blue Elephant Cooking School
Blue Elephant Cooking School
Bangkok snake farm
Snake farm
Chatrium Residence Sathorn
Chatrium Residence Sathorn
Major Attractions    
Traditional Thai Puppet Theater Bangkokian Museum
Mr Kukrit’s Heritage Museum Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple
Lumpini Boxing Stadium Patpong Night Market
Snake Farm Robot Building
Sky Bar Blue Elephant Cooking School
Area Description

By day Silom is the commercial and financial center of Bangkok, by night it becomes a lively and exciting area catering to a diverse range of tastes. Silom also has excellent transport links and is close to the riverside area and its major attractions.

Patpong Night Market is a major draw to tourists who come here for the lively atmosphere, souvenirs and counterfeit goods, such as watches.

For good food head towards one of the many modern Thai restaurants in the side streets off the Silom and Surawongse Roads. If the children are hankering after western food you will find branches of the major fast food franchises, such as McDonalds, on the Silom Road.

Roof top dining is a must-do activity in Silom. Try either the excellent Sirroco at the Lebua State Tower or Vertigo at the Banyan Tree Hotel.

Other good attractions include Thailand's top Thai Boxing stadium, Snake Farm (producing anti-venoms), the Blue Elephant Cooking School, the Traditional Thai Puppet Theater and the city’s largest Hindu temple. For lots more information about Silom, its hotels, restaurants and places of interest visit

Markets: Patpong Night Market - Soi Patpong 1: Counterfeit products, and souvenirs shopping in Silom  
Shops: Jim Thompson Shop - 149/4-6 Surawong Road: Silk products
Shopping Centers: The Silom Galleria - 919/1 Silom Road: Art, antiques and gems
  Silom Village - 286/1 Silom Road: High Quality Thai Products
Recommended Restaurants  
Cheap: Lalai Sap Market – Soi 5, Silom Rd: Daytime market with food stalls recommended restaurants in Silom  
Mid-range: The Mango Tree - Soi Tantawan, Surawongse Road: Quality Thai Food
Expensive: Sirroco - Lebua State Tower, Silom Road: Rooftop dining
  Eat Me Restaurant - Soi 2, Phiphat Rd: Stylish modern fusion restaurant
Recommended Family Friendly Hotels  
check rates of Marriott Apartments Marriott Apartments from $150 a night recommended hotels in Silom  
check rates for Chatrium Residence Sathorn Chatrium Residence Sathorn from $80 per night
check rates for Banyan Tree Hotel Banyan Tree Hotel from $164 per night
  See our full list of family friendly hotels in Silom. For more about Silom.
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