Bangkok is the biggest city in the Kingdom of Thailand. It is also one of the most sought after destination to travel to and explore in South East Asia. Since tourism is one of the major draws in Thailand’s economic growth, there is no wonder that hotels are abundant throughout this enchanting city. There are many districts in Bangkok with hotels and this article will inform you specifically about the available accommodations in the district of Silom.
The district of Silom is a mix of dense commercial and residential areas combined with one of the most infamous nightlife spots called Patpong. In Patpong you will find several streets full of bars, pubs, clubs and of course the go go bars that defines Patpong as a major red light hotspot.
And in the middle of all the infamous sleaze and booze you will find the famous Patpong night market smack dab right in the middle of the streets. Here in this night market you can bargain for counterfeit goods such as The raucous, seedy nightlife of Patpong is the major reason why so many tourist flock to the district of Silom. So it is no surprise that Silom is dotted with high class fancy hotels to the more budget friendly establishments. And since the Thai currency (Baht) is favorable for most Western countries, the hotel rates are very affordable and reasonable.
But still if you want to save even more money, the best thing to do is to travel during the slow season, which is typically from April to October. During these times you will find discounted prices from the usual hotel rack rates.
The best places to stay in Silom if you want to be extremely close to the action of Patpong and its night market is on the roads of Silom and Surawong. Both of these roads are major streets and run parallel to each other. If you have a problem finding Patpong then just follow the crowd of western tourist. Believe me you will see a lot head to Patpong for a night of debauchery.
But Silom has more to offer then the seedy under belly of Patpong’s entertainment. There are a lot of great local Thai restaurants and international pubs with delicious pub fare. One thing for sure is you should check out Suan Lum Night Bazaar. Inside you will find a night market with Thai souvenirs and goods that are lower than Patpong’s night market. But you should still bargain hard. And make sure you don’t miss out on the huge outdoor food court with a live bands and a beer garden.