BANGKOK - NEIGHBORHOODS
Pratunam is centrally located and can be easily reached by the Sukhumvit Line of the BTS Skytrain. The Phaya Thai Palace is located here and Victory Monument is situated in the north. The Baiyoke Sky Hotel is a famous landmark in this area and stands 88 stories high making it one of the tallest buildings in Thailand; it is a distinctive feature of the Bangkok skyline. Shopping is the most popular activity in this area with a variety of goods to offer there is something for everyone. Due to its central location, Siam and Chitlom are within walking distance, and the Suvarnabhumi International Airport is less than 45 minutes away by Airport Link.
The Riverside area is the traditional heartland of the city where the historic roots lie along the majestic Chao Phraya River. It is one of the most scenic areas with its glittering temples and palaces along with its historical landmarks. The unique area offers water taxis, dinner cruises, restaurants on the water`s edge as well as markets and street food vendors. The Temple of Dawn, Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha can all be found at the riverside.
Sathron is Bangkok`s central business district stretching from Lumpini Park south to the Chao Phraya River. The area is made up of some of the swankiest hotels, fine dining and street stalls. It is close to other prime areas such as Siam, Silom and Sukhumvit Road. You can walk down small alleyways in between giant skyscrapers where you can enjoy drinks with the stars at some of the best sky bars. Moon Bar is located on the 68th floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel offering spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the city below.
Siam is located in the Pathum Wan district of Bangkok and consists of 43 acres of the Thai Royal Family`s estate part of which is the Sra Pathum Palace. The area connects to Ratchaprasong region via a number of footbridges and is known as the heart of Bangkok`s shopping district. Popular shopping centers like MBK Center, Siam Center, Central World and Siam Square are all located here with awide range of shops and services that include designer boutiques, movie theatres, cafes and restaurants including the Hard Rock Café. The Jim Thompson house can be found here and the Oriental Hotel is a short boat ride down the river. Siam Road is a popular street with tree lined paths filled with restaurants and hotels, the road ends at the infamous Patpong Road the heart of Bangkok`s notorious nightlife.
Silom is a lively neighborhood with great restaurants and small malls; it is one of the most important financial districts in Bangkok with many financial institutions and banking headquarters located here. Both the Skytrain (BTS) and the underground have Silom connections. The area changes dramatically throughout the day, it is filled with suited professionals during working hours and masses of people during lunch hours. Once the sun sets a different side of the city can be seen. The vibrant area comes alive and is transformed into lively street markets with something for everyone! Also featured in this area is the famous nightlife scene of Patpong with its naked girly bars and the famous gay streets of Silom, Soi 2 and 4 packed with bars, restaurants and nightclubs catering to the LGBT community.
Sukhumvit Road is the longest road in Thailand and it runs all the way to Cambodia, the road is said to be the pulse of Bangkok filled with shopping, dining and leisure activities. The distinctively modern area has a cosmopolitan flavor and is home to some of the hottest real estate, top restaurants and nightlife. Other forms of entertainment such as movie theatres and upscale shopping including the designer mall at Terminal 21. The city`s most sinful nightlife spots like Soi Cowboy and the red light districts of Nana Plaza can all be found here.