Get to Know Bangkok Series #1: Silom – Sathorn
Where to stay in Bangkok: Silom – Sathorn
Silom – Sathorn is the right place for you because:
Silom-Sathorn is one of the best areas to stay in Bangkok. You can be productive and get your stuff done. It offers the best balance of city life and green space. Truly at the heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District (CBD), this neighborhood is urban, filled with mix of office towers, hotels and chain stores and has full suites of convenience to serve everyone. Portions of the area are overtaken by market stalls in the evening – there are still plenty of local , such as the street vendors on Convent Rd and the Silom market on Soi 10. Located in the walking distance is Surawong-Samyan neighborhood there are more options of restaurants, bars, street foods and department stores as well as Chulalongkorn University, the oldest university in Thailand.
What are famous here:
- Mahanakorn, the tallest building in Thailand, takes center stage in this area, offering several upscale eateries, including Dean & Deluca.
- Sathorn Soi 12 is becoming a trendy street for restaurant and bar; One often find himself spending weekend morning at ROCKET, a famous artisan cafe located in this street.
- Street foods on Silom Road offers one of the best in Bangkok. You should try the Wanton Crab Noodle and Chicken Rice, among many others.
- Lumpini Park is one of the largest public parks in Bangkok popular among local Thais as well as expats who are regularly exercising in the morning and evening.
- Surawong Street is like a mini Japanese area. There are a mix of casual and proper Japanese restaurants including Katsushin which serves the best tongkatsu, hidden around in the sub-streets or buildings where Japanese expats regularly go to.
How I can get around:
Transportation is convenient here with four mass transit stations and good road system.
- BTS Saladuang is the located on Silom Road and runs from East to West of Bangkok and able to get you to Siam within 10 minutes. It is also an interchange station connecting to MRT Silom
- MRT Samyan, MRT Silom and MRT Lumpini are three consecutive stations along this neighborhood. They are connected to several landmark such as Chulalongkorn University, Lumpini Park and the starting point of Sathorn Road. The MRT takes you could take you to Chinatown or Asoke within 10 minutes.
Where I can work:
As I was researching about this area, I was surprised to discover so many high-quality co-working spaces that insert themselves to several corners of the streets and buildings.
- Launchpad – Located between near BTS Surasak and BTS Chongnonsri and among hip & trendy eateries in the same street.
- WOLF Co-Working Space – Loft designed working space with open and flexible seating space will allow you to unleash your creativity.
- The Work Loft – Loving loft and brick design? Here is the place for you. The co-working space located near BTS Saladuang and has in-house cafe to make sure you not feel thirsty.
- Paperwork – Made for interior designer and architect, Paperwork has a space, equipment and resources for you to unleash your passion and creativity. It is a good place to meet your like-mined peers.
If you need something more casual, you can check out many cafes in this areas
How much it costs to stay here:
There are many accommodation options in this area, from basic rooms in old apartments to super luxurious mansions in newly developed projects.
- Studio starts from THB10,000 per month
- 1-Bedroom starts from THB18,000 per month
- 2-Bedroom starts from THB30,000 per month
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