Silom's towers comprise another of Bangkok's business centers. Car traffic and foot traffic are comparable in this crowded neighborhood, but Silom somehow manages to feel more serene than its central counterparts, Siam and Sathorn. The sound of blaring horns intermingles with the sight of scantily clad women as Silom's neon colored erotica clubs set the evening alight. When residents want to leave the noise of the city behind, they seek solace in Silom's favorite green space, Lumpini Park.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Commercial and Colloquial Pursuits In Bangkok's Core
[Home to] Silom Road, the Wall Street of Bangkok, and Lumpini Park, the Central Park of Bangkok...you can walk for less than 5 minutes to get to bustling Silom road, BTS skytrain, MRT subway, as well as the famous Patpong area."
Local Gathering Grounds: Lumpini Park
This area is famous for its food options. Lots of infamous street stalls (i.e. Bangkok's most famous goose stew) that have been there for 20+ years, and also French/Italian/Japanese hidden eateries with incredible value high-end courses."
Sidewalk Lifestyles: Buying on the Street
At Second Glance: The Quiet Side of Silom
Exotica: Evening Entertainment In Silom
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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.