The Siam square epitomizes the presence of the new Bangkok and its booming economy. Within a relatively short time and humble beginnings, it has blossomed into a full throttle area on shopping and dining for the locals, the twenty something crowds as well as ex-patriots. Often referred to as the ‘Soho’ of Thailand, the area is found in Siam District and connects to other similar shopping districts such as Siam paragon via the sky bridge. The area is not a virtual square and its BTS sky train station, which does wonders for its easy accessibility and connectivity is also supposed to be the centre of the city.
The construction of Siam squares began in 1970, mostly with the purpose of providing some rental income to the Chulalongkorn University to which its grounds belonged. From a very humble cluster of shops, the square which physically doesn’t depict that shape has transformed into a sea of tiny boutiques, restaurants, bookshops, cafes etc. It is commonly frequented by youngsters, ex patriots as well as tourists looking for great bargains and fabulous dining. It’s easily accessible, especially by the Sukhamvit line as well as the Bilon line of BTS skytrain system makes it even more appealing.
The invigorating flavours of authentic Thai cuisine is something every traveller should try out at Siam square, as there is a great many restaurants with superb ambience and a generous spread of mouth watering dishes to try out. In addition, there are also Chinese as well as more western inspired restaurants, fast food outlets and cafes lined up in this region. When it comes to shopping, a diverse variety of items are offered on a number of boutiques and shops with quite competitive prices. There is a quite a good number of banks as well as tutor schools too in this neighbourhood.
While in this region, a traveller can get a glimpse of some Luxury Hotels Bangkok. It can get even better when one decides to stay over at a place like the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn. Glance over the city of Bangkok laid out before you like a map from one of the premier or deluxe rooms or suites located in the 4th to 24th floor, fully equipped with modern amenities and tastefully designed interiors. This is one Bangkok Hotel that will inevitably be one of the most memorable experiences of your Thailand visit.