Nearby commuters, far-away travelers, and clearance-savvy shoppers collide in Siam, the ever-beating heart of downtown Bangkok. Crowds cultivate day-to-night entertainment in this destination neighborhood. Most of Siam's independent clothing shops are converting to big-name stores, but the area's energy doesn't seem to diminish. Instead, its massive malls and art centers attract students after class, locals after work, and tourists after trinkets from today's sunrise until tomorrow's.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
The Bustling Center of Bangkok
[Home to] prime shopping centers, including MBK Center, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon , Siam Square, Central World, and Central Chidlom."
Pop-Up Shops In Siam
...very close to some interesting landmarks, including the Jim Thompson house. The area is quite touristy but nowhere near the craziness of Khaosan, which for me was much appreciated."
Visited in 2013
Siam's Creative Spaces: The Art Center
It is an ideal place for shoppers who shop at Platinum Shopping Mall and around the area."
Visited in 2012
Chulalongkorn University: Thailand's Oldest University
Getting Around and Staying Active In Siam
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Brent Lewin is an award-winning photographer residing in Bangkok and Toronto. His personal work largely focuses on the plight of the Asian elephant in Thailand. Brent's work has been profiled and featured in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Discovery Channel Magazine, and the industry magazine Photo District News (PDN). Brent's work has also been recognized with over a dozen awards at many prestigious international contests.
Paula Bronstein is an award winning photojournalist with over 30 years in the business. Originally from Boston, Bronstein worked for newspapers including The Hartford Courant and The Chicago Tribune before moving overseas to Thailand in 1998 to cover the Asian region including Afghanistan and Pakistan. Paula has been employed as a senior staff photographer with Getty Images for 10.5 years. Presently Paula has moved back to freelance and is being represented by Reportage by Getty Images.