Silom is the closest Bangkok gets to Wall Street, with glistening skyscrapers all boasting the names of financial institutions. However, the character of the area changes after nightfall: the small sois between Silom Road and Surawong Road come alive with people who are out for a good time, and Patpong's well-known "red light" district is often a sought-out location.
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Notable Places in the Area

Buddhist temple
Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan (Thai: วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร, usually shortened to Wat Saket is a Buddhist temple in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, , . Photo: Ahoerstemeier, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Buddhist temple
, previously known as Wat Leng Noei Yi, is the largest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in , . Photo: Boing! said Zebedee, Public domain.

is a museum in Pom Prap Sattru Phai District, , . is situated 1¼ km northwest of Silom. Photo: Lerdsuwa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Buddhist temple
Wat Khanikaphon is a Thai private temple in the Maha Nikaya tradition of Buddhism, It is at Phlapphla Chai, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai District, , in front of the Phlapphla Chai police station. Photo: กสิณธร ราชโอรส, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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is Bangkok's multicultural district, located west of Silom and southeast of . Photo: yeowatzup, CC BY 2.0.

, also known as Island, is the historic centre of , where most of Bangkok's "must see" sights can be found, including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Photo: kamsky, CC BY 2.0.

area is Bangkok's main shopping drag and its BTS Skytrain station is often considered as the centre of the city. Photo: wm archiv, CC BY 2.0.


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