Silom Walk (Self Guided), Bangkok

Silom gleans and glistens with high-rise buildings that are home to powerful financial institutions, the headquarters of several banks and suites of offices. A smattering of hotels and malls can also be found here. But this important financial and business center is a huge tourist draw for another reason and that is Patpong, one of the most famous red light districts in the world. While some undoubtedly come to ogle the girls in the go-go clubs, the area is so much more than adult entertainment and nightclubs.

It is also a fascinating shopping destination with the eclectic offerings of its night market. Many tourists make this their first stop when they come to Bangkok, seduced by the potential of picking up fantastic bargains among the stalls. Popular items include t-shirts, imitations of fashion brands, jewelry and fashion accessories. Haggle hard to secure the best prices.

Dining options are plentiful in Silom with an abundance of fast-food franchises and Thai and international restaurants. Alternatively, sample some of the many and varied street food options. The noise, color and vibrancy of the area are magnets for film directors, and Patpong has featured in numerous movies including Deer Hunter. It was also the location of a thrilling James Bond car chase sequence.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Silom Walk Map

Guide Name: Silom Walk
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Author: Linda

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