Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom is just a mere 10 minutes away from the city’s renowned Chao Phraya River, which means easy access to many of Bangkok’s historical landmarks, including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Enjoy a luxurious cruise on the river while taking in views of the city’s most talked-about riverfront attractions, which include the mega-mall ICONSIAM.
Meanwhile, the Silom area is filled with plenty of fine-dining restaurants, which have been recently recognised by the Michelin Guide Bangkok.
- The Jewelry Trade Center (JTC) is Thailand’s leading trade premises for diamonds, gems and assorted jewelry. JTC is regarded as one of the most important trading hubs for the supply of gems and other jewelry to the international market, playing host to more than 300 leading retailers and 1500 wholesalers.
- Bangkok Fashion Outlet is the first discount outlet in downtown Bangkok located in JTC Building. It is a part of the Central Group, one of Thailand's largest and most esteemed retail conglomerates. It offers unsurpassed deals on over 500 Thai and international brands, with discounts of up to 90% at famous brand outlets including Marks & Spencer, Footwork Void, Minor, Super Sports, The Outlet 24, Giordano, Playboy, and many more, JTC and Bangkok Fashion Outlet are located just the next door to the hotel.
- Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Also known as Maha Uma Devi Temple in Silom for a short 5-minute walk or 350 m. from hotel, and locally as Wat Khaek (meaning the "Indian temple" in Thai) The temple is focal point for the Hindu Tamil community in Bangkok. Outside the temple, there are stalls selling flowers and garlands used for worship. For those interested in seeing Hindu festivals, Navaratri is celebrated at Sri Maha Mariamman. The festival occurs in October. Check our events calendar for dates of Navaratri.
GPS: 13.724373, 100.522895
- China Town
3.1 km or 36-minute by car | Known to be the biggest Chinatown outside China, it is in the heart of Bangkok offering visitors a glimpse of the Chinese way of life.
GPS: 13.741375, 100.508016
- Asiatique The Riverfront
3.3 km (32 min by car and includes a ferry) Spend an evening at Asiatique The Riverfront , a large open-air shopping and dining complex by the Chao Phraya River, just a few minutes away by shuttle boat from the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station. The venue is home to more than 1,500 retail boutiques, 40 restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine from street-vendor food to French bistro meals and theatres featuring extravagant cultural shows.
GPS: 13.704705, 100.502645
- Patpong Night Market on Silom
1.8 km (7 min) After sundown, lower Silom transforms into a bustling night bazaar with a multitude of stalls peddling souvenir items, resort-style clothing, handicrafts and miscellaneous novelties. Patpong also offers a variety of clubs, bars, restaurants and live music.
GPS: 13.729016, 100.531746
- Lumpini Park
2.5 km (10 min) The biggest park in Bangkok’s central business district, this is a favourite amongst the local workers for early morning jogging and early evening aerobics (an instructor leads an aerobics session every evening around 5:00 pm)
GPS: 13.731396, 100.541475
- Chao Phraya River
1 km or (13 min) See Bangkok from a different perspective on a relaxing cruise down the majestic Chao Phraya River. Nightly river cruises depart from the Saphan Taksin Pier and feature a traditional Thai dinner and live entertainment. Take a 10 minute walk down from the hotel to the river pier and take a boat to the Temple of Dawn, floating market, flower market, Grand Palace, Royal Barges Museum and Asiatique.
GPS: 13.718637, 100.512789
- Siam Shopping Hub
36 km (25 min-BTS Silom Line) Siam is the fashion and retail hub of Bangkok. Siam Paragon takes center stage with its expansive collection of high-end international designer brands. Siam Center marks the home of Bangkok’s hip fashionistas, and links to Siam Discovery Center, a smartly curated gallery of niche and designer labels. Siam Square is your stop for local designs, while the iconic MBK contains bargains galore with fashion, lifestyle gadgets and touristy souvenirs all available in its labyrinthine corridors.
GPS: 13.745675, 100.533981
1.9 km (23 min by walk to Sathorn Pier - ICONSIAM Boat) Magnificently sprawled across 10,000 square meters on the banks of the Chao Phraya, ICONSIAM is Bangkok’s latest shopping destination with plenty of attractions to delight all shoppers. Easily accessible from the hotel via a short walk to Taksin pier and a free shuttle boat across the river, ICONSIAM is home to dozen of luxury brands, including the very first Apple store in Thailand. At the entrance, a dazzling fountain with full light and sound greets visitors, providing some stunning photo backdrops for visitors. Inside, shoppers will discover True Icon Hall, a state-of-the-art MICE and entertainment center, as well as Sook Siam indoor floating market, where boat vendors sell both sweet and savory authentic Thai dishes. Another not-to-be-missed highlight is the full-scale Siam Takashimaya, a leading department store from Japan.
GPS: 13.726655, 100.510924