The neighbourhood in and around Siam Square is a great locale to experience some of the best of Bangkok. Here are some of the top things you can do in this part of the Thai capital.
Shopaholics based at a Siam hotel Bangkok has to offer will have easy access to some of the city’s best malls including CentralWorld which is one of the largest in Southeast Asia. Other popular malls here include MBK Centre, Siam Paragon and Siam Discovery, all providing plenty of retail therapy!
Just as broad-ranging as the shopping on offer is Siam’s dining scene. The malls have plenty of eateries while you do get local restaurants worth visiting such as Som Tam Nua, Ban Khun Mae and Spice Market at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. For drinks, Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok and Red Sky Bar at CentralWorld are amongst the popular choices.
Exploring the Jim Thompson House
Made up of six Thai teakwood houses designed in traditional style, the Jim Thompson House is a key attraction in the area. Within the houses, one will comes across a fascinating array of art and artefacts that lend to the site’s charm be it hand-carved statues of Buddha or distinctive murals.
Visiting the Erawan Shrine
Built to honour Than Tao Mahaprom, the Brahma God with four faces, the Erawan Shrine is set amidst the hustle and bustle of the streets. The shrine is a place you can witness devotees making ceremonial offerings, while you have a chance to see cultural performances here too.
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