The Raya Surawong – Bangkok is located on Surawong Road in the Thaniya district of Bangkok, a bustling area well known for its many restaurants and bars, shopping and proximity to the famous Patpong night market just 2 block from hotels. The property is easily accessible by the Bangkok Sky train with the Saladaeng station just 2-minute walk away, as well as the popular Soi Thaniya, or Thaniya Road , where a number of Japanese restaurant , Karaoke bars , golf shops and more can be found.
Jim Thompson Thai Silk Shop Bangkok Souvenirs And Silks In Silom
Jim Thompson’s Thai Silk Shop in Silom is legendary in Bangkok as a place to pick up a range of silk products. This specialty store carries everything silk, most notably scarves but also handbags, dress shirts and a cute cushions. If you are looking for high-quality gifts and souvenirs to bring back home, Jim Thompson’s flagship store on Surawong Road is highly recommended.
Opening Hours: 9:00-21:00 (daily)
Location: 9 Surawong Road, Silom
MRT: Silom / BTS: Sala Daeng
Tel: +66 (0)2 632 8100
Patpong Night Market in Bangkok Bangkok Hot Spots
After recently cleaning up its act, Patpong's become one of the 'must' night shopping destinations for avid shoppers. Found in the built-up area known as Silom, the place is always busy and chaotic with all the commotion from the Go-Go bars nearby and lots of foreign tourists.
Patpong Night Market Opening Hours: 18:00 - around 01:00 (every day)
Coming from The Raya Surawong Bangkok cross the Surawong Street and turn right. Follow the increasing trail of vendors along the sidewalk, and after five minutes, you'll know you're there on left side.
Erawan Shrine is a Hindu shrine located in front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel at the Ratchaprasong intersection on Ratchadamri Road in Lumphini Sub-district, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok. Erawan Shrine marks the first largest shrine housing Phra Phrom. According to Hindu belief, Phra Phrom is the god of builder. He has 4 faces, each of which symbolizes the 4 directions—north, south, east, and west. He can get rid of difficulty and obstacles and encourage fortune and success for the worshippers with respectful mind.
Opening Hours: 06:00-24:00 Location: In front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, corner of Ploenchit and Ratchadamri Road
Getting there: BTS Chidlom
To label Soi Thaniya as Bangkok’s ‘Little Tokyo’ might be doing the Japanese capital a little bit of an injustice. This Silom street is well-known for its collection of gentleman’s lounges, go-go bars and massage parlours targeting the Japanese market; a little similar to the adjacent Patpong Road, just with no night market.
However, come to Soi Thaniya after 20:00 and there’s an obvious giveaway about what these bars are all about. Dozens of girls, many not wearing too much, pour out into the road to entice in the customers. Away from its seedy-side, Soi Thaniya does have a couple of excellent Japanese restaurants, Thai street food vendors and a couple of more laid back bars with only drinks for sale, rather than anything else.
Location: Soi Thaniya (off Silom Road), Bangkok
Getting there: BTS Sala Daeng
This world-class shopping center is regarded one of Thailand’s most luxury shopping paradises. The 500,000 sq.m mall contains more than 350 flagship stores of the world’s top brands. Siam Paragon also offers more than 100 selections of international restaurants, plus Exotic Thai where you find the best of Thai arts and crafts. On the basement kids will love to explore the underwater world at Siam Ocean World while the top floor is home to 16 cinemas of Paragon Cineplex where you never miss the latest blockbusters.
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
Getting there: from BTS Sala Daeng Station go to 2 station BTS Siam station.
Bangkok’s Chinatown, is commonly known among Thais as Yaowarat. It’s widely known as the kingdom’s largest center of gold trade and a great foodie destination. If you visit Yaowarat during the day, what you see along both sides of this one and a half kilometer road are shops selling gold, Chinese herbs, fruits and Chinese restaurants serving authentic cuisine. But if you visit Yaowarat after sunset, the road turns into a street food heaven where a number of food trucks prepare you marvelous food, from Chinese fried noodles to iced Chinese dessert, you hardly find elsewhere.
MRT Hua Lamphong station, take Chao Phraya Express Boat ; Ratchawong Pier. Just keep walking straight ahead. When you see many gold shops on the road, it means you are on Yaowarat Road.