Bangkok Area Guide
Siam / Rajdamri (สยามแสควร์)
Siam / Rajdamri
Siam / Rajdamri Area
Siam Square (สยามแสควร์), covers probably the needs of any shoppers heading to Bangkok. All Luxury brands are well represented in Asia’s largest shopping mall, Paragon, located next to Siam Center and Siam Discovery, all on the Nothern side of the Siam Skytrain (BTS) station. This station serves as only interchange station between the BTS Sukhumvit and Silom lines. On the Southern side, there is a large shopping area populated with a impressive number of small gift shops, upcoming designer outlets and homely restaurants, all within easy walking distance. In addition Bangkok’s iconic Hard Rock Café is located in Siam Square area. On the Eastern side it is connected by a bridge to MBK center, infamous shopping mall for electronics and fashion accessories, all under one roof.
How to get there?
Take the BTS to the Siam Station or National Stadium Station
Jim Thompson's House Jim Thompson's House
James H.W. Thompson is the name which once upon a time was on the lips of everybody in Thailand. This former U.S. soldier settled down in Thailand and re-established the Thai silk industry. He was a collector of Asian artifacts and antiques. The Jim Thompson’s House is the place to see his lifetime’s collection. In recognition of his services for the country, he has been given the royal award of The Order of the White Elephant. Jim Thompson Thai Silk, the company he founded is recognized worldwide for its magnificent creations.
How to get there: Jim Thompson's Museum is located on Kasemsan Soi 2 , Rama I Rd., opposite National Stadium, Pathum Wan. Take the BTS to the National Stadium Station. Bus routes 15, 47, 73, 204.
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm. (last compulsory guided tour departs at 05.00 pm.)
Admission: 100 baht for Adult and 50 baht fo Children (Price are subject to change)
Suan Pakkad Palace Suan Pakkad Palace
Suan Pakkad which means cabbage patch used to occupy the land which is now housing a collection of traditional Thai homes surrounded by beautiful gardens. The complex was originally built as a weekend resort by the order of HRH Prince Chompbhotong Paripatra of Nagor Svarga and his consort, Mom Ratchawong Pantip. After the World War II they moved permanently to the this residence.
There are seven houses in the complex. Each one displays art collection assembled by the Royal family, their photos, drums, religious artifacts and model boats (House 1). House 2 contains personal items like bowls inlaid with mother-of-pearl and ivory boxes.

How to get there: The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum is located on the 352-254 Sri Ayudhya Rd. Take the BTS to the Phaya Thai Station and walk from there. / Bus routes 72, 204, 513, 536
contact: Tel: 0 2246 1775 to 6 Ext. 229, 0 2245 4934; Fax: 0 2245 6369, 0 2247 2079
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Fancy a bit of culture? Visit Bangkok’s Art and Culture Centre (BACC). It offers programs for music, theatre, art, design and film together with educational/cultural events. The place is packed with cafes, restaurants and bookshops. An Art Library is the part of the facility too. BACC is the meeting place for artists providing cultural programs for the community highlighting the importance of cultural continuity. One of it’s aims is to open new grounds for cultural dialogue, networking, and create new cultural resources.
How to get there:
- Take the BTS to the National Stadium Station,
- Non-air-conditioned Bus routes 15, 16, 21, 25, 29, 34, 36, 40, 47, 48, 50, 54, 73, 79, 93, 141, 159 and 204
- Air-conditioned Bus routes 501, 508 and 529
Open Hours: Tue - Sun from 10.00 am.- 09.00 pm.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok Madame Tussauds Bangkok
The worldwide chain museum, Madame Tussauds brings the world famous and Thai important figures that you can meet in the lifelike sculptures such as Queen Elizabeth, Barack Obama, David Beckham, Michael Jackson, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Phonthip Rotchanasunan, Maj. Gen M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, teen super model Pancake-Khemanit Jamikorn, Television superstar Anne Thongprasom, Pop singer Tata Young, martial artist Tony Jaa and many more.
How to get there: 6th Floor Siam Discovery Centre, Rama I Rd., Bangkok. Take the BTS Sky Train to Siam Station
Contact: Tel: 02 658 0060
Sports & Activities
Siam Sport & Activities >>>
Chulalongkorn University Sports Center Badminton is frequently an overall of the body work out, whenever you practice or participate to whole games of badminton; you will continuously moving all the times, then you generally will be using your muscles, by moving your body rapidly around the court and swinging your racket. The basic rules simply, players score points taken by striking a shuttle with their racquet so that it passes over the net and drops in the opponent’s area.
In Siam/Rajdamri Area you can play Badminton in many places. Below is the selection:
- Chulalongkorn University Sports Center : Phayathai Rd., Pathumwan; Tel: 0 2218 2874-76
- Diana Sport Club: Phetchaburi Soi 6, Phetchaburi Rd.; Tel: 0 2216 0047 to 62
- The Royal Bangkok Sports Club: 1 Henri Dunant Street, Pathumwan; Tel: 0 2652 5000 to 14
- The National Stadium (Supacharasai): Pathumwan (BTS the National Stadium station); Tel: 0 2216 7390
Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Bowling was first established in the New York City. Since then this sport has became the most popular, leisure & relaxation games, which can be both participate, single or as a group. To gain score points by rolling a heavy bowling ball along a flat surface which regularly made from wooden or whether synthetic and objects called pins. There are many forms of bowling, with one of the most recent being ten-pin bowling. The narrow lane prevents bowling, a straight line at the angle required to consistently carry to knock down all ten pins for strike.
In the Siam/Rajdamri area you can play bowling in many places. Below is the selection:
- Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl: Siam Pagon 5th Fl., Rama I Rd., Pathumwan (Siam BTS, Sam Yan MRT Station); Tel: 0 2129 4625
- Major Bowl Hit: Siam Discovery Center 6th Fl., RamaI Rd., Pathumwan (Siam BTS Station, Sam Yan MRT Station); Tel: 0 2658 0563
- SF Strike Bowl MBK: MBK Center 7th Fl., Phayathai Rd., Pathumwan (National Stadium BTS, Sam Yan MRT Station); Tel: 0 2611 7175
The Rink Ice Skating The Rink Ice Skating
The first and only ice skating rink in the middle of a shopping centre is open in the Forum Zone, in front of B2S at Central World Shopping Complex.

How to get there: Take BTS Sky Train to Chidlom Station or Bus no. 25, 29, 34, 36, 47, 50, 93, 501 or Taxi
Contact: Tel: 02 635 1111
Opening Hours: 10.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Admission Fee: 250 Baht per session (1.30 hours) inclusive of ice skating shoes rental. A 1-month membership costs 3,000 Baht.
Snooker Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large green baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. It is played using a cue and snooker balls; one white cue ball 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colours: yellow (2 points), green (3), brown (4), blue (5), pink (6) and black (7). A player (or team) wins a frame(individual game) of snooker by scoring more points than the opponent(s), using the cue ball to pot the red and coloured balls. A player wins a match when a certain number of frames have been won.
Snooker, generally regarded as having been invented in India by British Army officers, is popular in many of the English-speaking and Commonwealth countries, with top professional players attaining multi-million dollars career earnings from the game. The sport is gaining more and more popularity in Southeast Asia.

In Siam/Rajdamri Area you can play snooker in the below locations:
- Cho Huat Shop: Phyathai Rd., Rajthevee; Tel: 0 2208 9883
- Forest Snooker: AO Theatre, Makkasan, Rajthevee; Tel: 0 2245 3586
Thai Cooking Course Whether Thai food is your favorite one, or cooking is your hobby - there is no better way to learn Thai cooking than taking a Thai Cooking Course in the Land of the Smiles, taught by qualified Thai professional.

- Arnoma Hotel Bangkok: Rajdamri Rd., Pathumwan; Tel: 0 2255 3410
- Bangkok Palace: New Petchburi; Tel: 0 2253 0510
- Indra Regent: Rajaprarop Rd., Phyathai; Tel: 0 2208 0033
- Grand Hyatt Erawan: Rajdamri Rd.; Tel: 0 2254 1234
- Twin Towers: Rong Muang; Tel: 0 2216 9555
AUA Thai Program Thai is the official and national language of Thailand and the mother tongue of the Thai people, Thailand’s dominant ethnic group. Thai is a member of the Tai group of the Taj-Kadai language family. The Taj-Kadai languages probably originated in what is now southern China. Linguists, however, have been unable to link the Taj-Kadai languages to any other language family. Many words in Thai are borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit and Old Khmer. Thai is a tonal and analytic language. It has a complex orthography. You can learn Thai in many locations in Siam/Rajdamri Area: Below is the selection:
- AUA Thai Program: Rajdamri Rd; Tel: 0 2252 8398; Fax: 0 2252 8398
- American University Alumni (AUA) Language Center: Ratchadamri Rd., Pathumwan; Tel: 0 2252 8170; Fax: 0 2255 4632
- Thai Language Achievement :Phaya Thai Plaza, 128 Phaya Thai Rd., Ratchatewi; Tel: 0 2219 2874
- Inlingua: Siam Discovery Center; Tel: 0 2658 0284
Lan Som Tam Nua 1. Lan Som Tam Nua
Lan Som Tam Nua serves taditional dishes from the North-East of the country such as Som Tam Lao (raw and spicy papaya salad), Laab Moo (pork salad) and Khao Niau (traditional sticky rice). Most of the dishes are really spicy. A haven for Isaan people in Bangkok.

How to get there: Found at Siam Square, Soi 4. Take the BTS to the Siam station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2251 4880
MK - Thai Suki Restaurants 2. MK - Thai Suki Restaurants
MK is an easy choice for a genuine mixture of Chinese and Thai food. The ingredients used are varied and contain fish, seafood, mushrooms, vegetables, noodles and others. Many desserts and drinks can be also found on the menu. A number of MK restaurants can be found in the Siam Square area. Take the BTS to the Siam station and choose yours!
How to get there: Take the BTS to the Siam station and find one of them.
Contact: Tel: 0 2745 6433; Fax: 0 2745 6499
S&P Restaurants 3. S&P - Restaurant and bakery
S&P - Restaurant and bakery serves Thai, Chinese and international food, as well as Häagen-Dazs ice cream, desserts and cold/hot drinks. A few S&P restaurants are found in this area. One of them is just next to the Siam Square.

How to get there: Take the BTS to the Siam station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2664 6200, Fax: 0 2381 2790
The Square 1. The Square (former Chistera Cafe & Restaurant)
The Square is all about enjoying an interactive dining experience with the trendy ambiance. It’s fresh and cool during the day, and intimate during the evening. The restaurant features a bright new bar, open hot kitchen, creative cold “square”.
How to get there: The restaurant is located on the Siam Square Soi 6, Rama I Rd. Take the BTS to the Siam station and walk from there
Contact: Tel: 0 2209 8888; Fax: 0 2255 1824
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat from 06.00 am - 10.30 am., 11.30 am. - 02.30 pm., and 06.00 pm. - 10.30 pm., Sunday from 06.00 am. - 10.30 am., 11.30 am. - 03.00 pm., and 06.00 pm. - 10.30 pm.
2. Splash Poolside
Splash Poolside is a hip bar offering refreshments and cocktails under the hot, tropical sun. Sip a beer, fruit juice, shake or cocktail while dipping in the pool. Breakfast, lunch and snack menu containing both Thai and international dishes and a selection of healthy salads and sandwiches are also available on the menu.

How to get there: The restaurants is located in Siam Square Soi 6, Rama I Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2255 6888
3. Ploy Restaurant
Ploy is a casual restaurant offering a nice mix of Asian and Western food. Open for lunch a dinner, the restaurant overlooks the pool and offers beautiful views in the romantic moonlight in the evenings. The staff is friendly and efficient.

How to get there: The restaurant located on Grand Diamond Suites Hotel And Service Apartment on Petchburi Rd. Take the BTS to the Payathai Station.
Contact: Tel: 0 2656 6888 to 98
Hard Rock Café Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe is a brand which needs no introduction. American food, drinks and live music are a daily reality of this place. Thai local brew like Singha beer can be tried here as well. Try the great steaks and some of the western-styled entrees.
How to get there: Hard Rock Cafe is located on the 424/3-6 Siam Square Soi 11, Bangkok. Take the BTS to the Siam station and
walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2251 0797
Spa & Massage
Siam Spa & Massage >>>
The Orientist The Orientist
The Orientist’s mission statement is to create a relaxing and tranquil get-away experience and provide professional service in an atmosphere of comfort, casual elegance. The Orientist’s Special Package’s include Orientist Paradise, Orientist Delights and Orientist Pre-Wedding.
How to get there: Located in the Siam Health Spa, Gold Place Plaza (4fl). Take the BTS to the Rajatawee station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2254 0054 to 6
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Indara Massage Indara Massage
The philosophy of the Indara Massage is based on the beliefs in love and pampering. Indara Massage offers experienced, well-trained therapists working in a simple, cozy, Thai environment. Top 5 treatments include Tom Yam Kung (Foot massage, Thai Balm Massage...), Thai Sanctuary Spa (Aromatherapy Body Scrub, massage...), I love You, Honey (Honey-Almond Scrub for Sensitive Skin, body massage), 4-Hand Phuket Wow (4-Hand Thai-Aromatherapy Full Body Scrub, massage...), 4-Hand Samui Spa (Thai-Aromatherapy Body Scrub, massage...)

How to get there: Located on 47/3-7 Rajdamri Rd. Lumpini, Patumwan. Take the BTS to the Chit Lom station and walk from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2655 0559 to 60
Siam Paragon 1. Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon is a business card of modern Bangkok. It’s one of the biggest shopping centers in Asia preparing to celebrate it’s 5th birthday in December. Paragon offers all kinds of international fashion brands, wide range of specialty stores and restaurants together with a multiplex movie theater (15 large screens; one of them has the biggest screen and seating capacity in Asia). If that’s not enough why not visit attractions like Siam Ocean World - the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, an exhibition hall, the Thai Art Gallery and an opera concert hall?
How to get there: Take the BTS to the Siam station and walk from there. Bus routes 15, 16, 25, 54, 204, 501, 508
MBK Shopping Center 2. MBK Shopping Center
MBK is an abbreviation from Mahboonkrong. It’s one of the biggest malls in the Thai capital. There are more than 2500 shops spread along eight 330-metres long floors. It’s a perfect place to shop for mobile phones and electronics, furniture, cheap clothing (not of a great quality though!) A wide range of specialty stores and restaurants is also available.
How to get there: Take the BTS to the National Stadium station and walk from there. Bus routes 25, 29, 34, 36, 47, 50, 93, 501
Central World Shopping Complex 3. Central World Shopping Complex
The largest outdoor activity square in downtown Bangkok covers an area of 8,000 square metres, which is ideal for large-scale activities such as The New Year's Countdown party. It has 400 dancing fountain heads incorporated into the plaza and can accommodate up to 100,000 people per day. Separated into 6 different shopping zones, each with unique design and ambiance, shopper can enjoy myriad shopping experiences.
Most of the products consist of clothing, international fashion brands and cosmetic & skin care, clinic & health care, Art & handcraft, Automobile accessories, fabric & accessories, leather goods & shoes, book & stationery, mobile & service, Electrical & Appliance, silver, jewelry, furniture, etc.

How to get there: Take the BTS to the Chidlom Station. Bus routes 25, 29, 34, 36, 47, 50, 93, 501
Pratunam Market Pratunam Market
Pratunam Market is one of Bangkok's major markets, focusing on clothes which makes it Thailand's largest clothing market. The name Pratunam means Water gate. The market is open 24 hours a day with varying offerings, from 9-20 (in reality more like 11-18) the retail shops are open, later on the evening outdoor stalls mainly geared for tourists come to populate the street sides.

How to get there: Take the BTS to the Ratchathewi Station Bus routes 2, 11, 23, 60, 93, 140, 505, 511
Club Culture 1. Club Culture
This renovated classic Thai theatre stands alone from the other main areas but is the main venue if anyone big is coming to town. Has seen the likes of DJ shadow and Grandmaster Flash. A big dance floor with enough room to bust some moves on, even when it’s busy. Attracts an alternative crowd so funky attire is well respected. Music is loud and vibe is fun. Often runs themed nights; a guaranteed feel good time.
How to get there: Sri Ayutthaya Rd., Phaya Thai
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Coco Walk 2. Coco Walk
Located is between Soi 21 Asok and Soi. Night entertainment in Bangkok that comprises more than 40 bars has service for customer and foreign tourist to Thailand.

How to get there: Rathetewi (Just off the BTS)
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 12.00 am.
3. Spice Club
Dark dingy, open all hours club. Most famous of the late night choice. Full of farang and tones of Thai girls on the hunt. It has a lot of space for dancing but if often packed by 3am. Podiums line this seedy bar to strut your stuff on. Normally, once you've reached here, you are too intoxicated to care. If you are with friends, you will have a laugh.

How to get there: Rong Muang Rd. Soi 5
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 12.00 am.