The Ratchaprasong – Siam district is Bangkok’s, modern commercial heart. The world-class shopping malls cater to all budgets. The area is compact and walking between malls is quick and easy due to a pedestrian skywalk. With its central location, it offers easy access to all parts of the city.
Shopping is the main activity. There are a host of malls from market style to luxury brands. Siam Paragon & Central World are Bangkok’s most famous malls.
There are extensive dining options inside the malls. There is only a limited selection of stand-alone restaurants in the surrounding area. Nightlife is limited to the Bangkok branch of the Hard Rock Café. There is a small upmarket bar complex called Groove attached to the Central World Mall. The entertainment districts of Sukhumvit and Silom are only minutes away by BTS Sky Train or taxi.
There are plenty of entertainment options in the malls. There are multiplex cinemas, bowling, Ice Skating and activities for children. It’s a good area for families.
Cultural attractions in Ratchaprasong-Siam include Jim Thompson House and the Erawan Shrine.
Accommodation options are mostly mid-range to high end, though there are a few hostels. Budget accommodation can be found in nearby Pratunam.
Transport links are excellent. BTS Siam station provides quick access to Silom, Sukhumvit, Chatuchak Market, and the riverside.