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The Tour of attractions in Silom begins at Lub d Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand. If you are looking for Bangkok’s most stylish and friendly hostel in a great location check it out!
You can even book your room with Lub d right now, so you will be right in the vicinity of all of Bangkok’s Silom action.
So after you’ve watched the video, you can now take a look at the numbered destinations of all the places visited. The map at the very bottom is also number coordinated so you can figure out exactly where to go on this walking tour of Silom attractions.
1. Neilson Hays Library – Morning Coffee
The Neilson Hays Library is a great place to enjoy a quiet morning coffee, view the latest art gallery, and check out the selection of English library books. The facility also offers exhibitions and creative workshops.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday – 9:30 am to 5 pm | Click here to see their official website.
2. Silom Soi 20 – Street Food and Restaurants
In the early morning hours, Silom Soi 20 is a market, full of vendors selling all kinds of Thai treats, fresh produce, and daily goods. Try the the khao neow dam sang kaya (sweet black sticky rice with custard), one of my favorite Thai desserts. The market ends by around 10 am, and a series of Thai street style restaurants open their doors for lunch and dinner.
Located on Silom Soi 20 | If you are interested in Thai food check out my guide here.
3. Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple
Right across the street from Silom Soi 20 is the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple. Down the same street are a few vegetarian restaurants, some Indian restaurants, and even an authentic Persian restaurant.
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4. Bangkok Seashell Museum
Ever thought seashells were interesting? The seashell museum is stocked with over 3000 different seashells from more than 600 species. Check out all the shapes, sizes, and colors!
Cost: 200 THB per person | Open: 10 am – 8 pm
5. Sky Bar – The Dome Lebua
The Dome at Lebua State Tower in Bangkok, Thailand is one of the most famous sky bars in the world! Sipping on a cocktail while peering over the glass ledges at Bangkok’s shining skyline is a surreal experience!
It’s not Bangkok cheap – expect to pay about 300 THB per drink | Click here to visit the official website | Open at night
6. Charoen Krung Street – Silver and Jewelry Stores
If you are interested in purchasing jewelry, especially silver, Charoen Krung Street is the spot to shop. There’s also a great selection of amazing Thai food in the area.
7. Assumption Cathedral and Neighborhood
The neighborhood that surrounds Bangkok’s Assumption College and Cathedral is a tangle of narrow streets and preserved buildings – a fantastic place to take a stroll. The Assumption Cathedral itself is one of the the main Roman Catholic churches in Bangkok.
Services are still held on Sundays in English at 10 am
8. Bangrak General Post Office
Want to send a postcard or package home? The Bangrak general post office is conveniently located on Charoen Krung Soi 32.
Address: Soi 32 Charoen Krung Road, Sathorn, Bangkok, 10500 | Open: Monday to Friday 9 am – 3:30 pm and Saturdays 9 am – 11:30 am
9. Wat Hua Lamphong
One of the largest Buddhist temples in Silom is Wat Hua Lamphong. The golden Thai style temple contrasts the modern sky-rise of glass and steel that makes up the central business district of Bangkok.
10. Chamchurri Square
Right across the street from Wat Hua Lamphong Temple and right at the Sam Yan MRT station, is the modern Chamchurri Square shopping center. The center is a giant air conditioned complex filled with an assortment of sit down restaurants and ice cream stores.
Note: Don’t expect a shopping experience like MBK.
11. Bangkok Snake Farm – Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute
The Bangkok snake farm is located on the Thai Red Cross campus in Silom. One of the coolest things about the the snake show is that the commentator calmly goes over the various forms of anti-venom’s, as deadly King cobras are bravely being handled!
- Venom Extraction: Monday to Friday – 11 am
- Snake Show: Monday to Friday – 2:30 pm
- Snake Handling and Pictures: Weekends and holidays – 11 am
Open: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Cost: Adults – 200 THB, Kids – 50 THB
12. Thaniya Street
Thaniya Street which is also sometimes referred to as Japanese street, is perpendicular to the Sala Daeng BTS station in the heart of Silom. There is an abundance of Japaneses restaurants, bars, karaoke clubs, and a number of questionable Japanese adult entertainment joints.
13. Sala Daeng – Downtown Silom
There’s almost always some form of action in the downtown Silom Sala Daeng area of Bangkok. During the weekdays, the area is filled with business office workers and executives. At night Silom turns into a chaotic marketplace of street vendors and party goers.
Thai Massage: 200 – 300 THB per hour
14. Soi Convent – Street Food
Luckily, Silom is not all upscale restaurants where you need to be dressed in long pants and loafers. Soi Convent is stocked with a share of street carts that serve up a medley of delicious things to eat.
15. Patpong Night Bazaar
Searching for skin tight Armani shirts, Louis Vuitton purses, butterfly knives, or dvd’s? Patpong begins to come alive at about 5 pm when an entire makeshift market erects and FAKE brand name products start to emerge from giant gunny sacks.
Take a peak past the fake Rolex watches and you’ll notice a throng of scantily clad humans; wrapped around the Patpong shopping bazaar is one of Bangkok’s most famous red light districts, the headquarters of go-go bars and those notorious “Bangkok shows.”
Open: about 5 pm – till late at night
Zoom in on the number to see the exact location on the Silom Map!
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All 15 steps on this Tour of attractions in Silom are possible to accomplish in a single day, but feel free to break it up into sections as you please!
Have a great stay at Lub d Silom and hope this guide can help you locate some fun things to do in Silom, Bangkok!