Silom Road Market in Bangkok, a shopping highlight

The famous Silom district in the Thai capital Bangkok is one of the best-known parts of the city. In the daytime, the area seems to resemble a modern financial district with modern skyscrapers and a host of resident financial companies. However, Silom is also noted for its sensational shopping opportunities and nightlife, which are in contrast to its contemporary skyscrapers.

There is no doubt that the area’s shopping opportunities will appeal to almost any visitor irrespective of age or nationality. The district’s shops and stalls will enthral the traveller seeking attractive merchandise and bargains, offering an array of different kinds of goods and products. Unlike other shopping magnets in the city, Silom only features one major mall, the Silom Complex. Here, you will find a large main department store as well as numerous additional shops. The focus here is on value for money rather than upscale branded goods.

If you want to browse through an expansive inexpensive traditional marketplace the venue of choice will be the nearby Patpong Market. Watches, bags, jeans and jewellery are all abundant here, along with other apparel, furniture, handmade artworks and handicrafts. Bargaining is part of the experience and essential to obtain realistic prices. Even on the pavements and roadside stalls you will find attractive discounted goods and everywhere there is a laidback informal atmosphere.

For quality artworks the art lover should make it a point to stop over at Silom Galleria, an expansive three floor building which is filled with recognized artworks, exquisite jewellery and attractive antiques. If you want inexpensive business clothing, the place to go is Lalai Sap Market which offers sensational prices on blouses and dress shirts, slacks, skirts, shoes and conservative jewellery as well as wallets and bags.

The shopper looking for flowers should drop in at Bank Rak Market, where you will find an array of blooms including roses and Thailand’s renowned orchids at very reasonable prices. With so much to browse through and admire, a visit to Silom is sure to be a memorable experience.

The well-heeled traveller desiring a Bangkok luxury hotel will be delighted by the exclusive Metropolitan Bangkok. This fine luxury hotel in Bangkok offers splendid accommodations and a selection of contemporary amenities.

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Explore Bangkok Culture – Unique Local Perspectives

The exciting sights, sounds, and scents of the lively Southeast Asian city of Bangkok is a true treat to discover and explore. Ensure you book one of the Bangkok serviced apartments in a central location for easy access to all attractions, and the Ascott Sathorn Bangkok features some of the finest serviced apartments Bangkok has to offer. Dive straight into the elaborate Wats or temples that adorn seemingly every corner of this vibrant city, with the Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and the Wat Pra Kaew being the most famous. Bangkok is also renowned for its cheap and extensive bargain shopping, and the Chatuchek market is a great place to start at, where you can find anything and everything under the sun at great prices, so brush on up your bargaining skills! When you’re feeling hungry, snack on any of the delicious street foods that are sure to tempt you on aroma alone. Sizzling satay on a grill accompanied by sweet peanut sauce, hearty noodle broth, or rich, creamy egg (custard) tarts; your diet is all but doomed with these delectable delights. The beautiful Dusit district features grand palaces, lush lawns, and wide avenues that evoke the streets of Europe, a throwback to King Rama V who fashioned the area precisely for that reason. Khao San Road is considered a backpacker’s mecca, so head over here if you want a glimpse into bargain living and possibly meet people from back home! Or if you’ve got a relaxing afternoon, embark on a Chao Phraya River Cruise to witness idyllic river-side life whilst feasting on authentic Thai food and watching live cultural shows. Ask your hotel for more details about this and other cultural jewels that glitter and gleam on Bangkok’s landscape!

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+

Top 10 Things To Do In Bangkok – Fun & Frolic in The Thai Capital

Bangkok – an exciting Southeast Asian city where East collides with West in a bright profusion of colour, steel, glass, and glam. Visitors to this vibrant metropolis will find no shortage of luxury Bangkok city hotels from which to launch their cultural trips, and the Atrium Bangkok is a fine example of a quality city hotel Bangkok has to offer its visitors. Make your first sightseeing point the impressive Wat Arun Temple, which comes alive on the cityscape in an impressive crown of gold emerging from the waters of the Chao Phraya., featuring exquisite Khmer architecture. The majestic Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw should be your next place to visit, as the former is an impressive residence that hosted Thai kings, whilst the latter enshrines the splendid Jade Buddha. If a vibrant market hawking everything from fresh fruit and produce sounds like your cup of tea, then the exciting floating market of Damnoen Saduak is right up your alley.

The lively streets of Chinatown demand more than a passing glance, whilst the splendid Wat Pho presents excellent photo opportunities of the giant Buddha depicted in his reclining form. For a relaxing cocktail at sundown, the Chaoya Phraya Riverside is littered with an intriguing array of bars and pubs, whilst the Chatuchak Weekend Market offers more than 8,000 stalls of delicious street food and marked down products that must be sampled firsthand. Khao San Road is the perfect blend of East meets West, with its sleek and modern clubs and bars with charming market stalls jostling for space. Soi Cowboy is a laid-back red-light district that is charming to walk through, whilst the Jim Thompson House is an impressive memorial to a noble Thai citizen in soul, if not nationality.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+