Thailand is known for beaches, temples, spicy food, shopping and for having the most Instagrammed spot in the world at one point in time. All of those things, except one, can be found in one bustling Bangkok neighborhood. (The most ‘grammed spot was Siam Paragon, which makes sense since a check-in at this lux mall is a must-do.) So whether you call yourself a traveler, visitor or Bangkokian, you know this city wouldn’t be the same without Siam. It’s the center of style and one of the most visited areas in the city. Here’s why!
From the trendy Thai fusion of Greyhound Cafe to the fresh, authentic sushi at Honmono, Siam has it all. And when a new cuisine or hyped-up snack lands in our Kingdom, you betcha it’ll be seen first at Siam. Jamie’s Italian, Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant, Ben’s Cookies, IHOP…the list goes on.
2. Thai designers
Siam is undoubtedly the epicenter of fashion in Bangkok. Speaking of unique, stylish, chic outfits and accessories, Siam Center is the hub of all things glam by the most inspirational Thai designers. Check out Thai designer shops like The Wonder Room, Tango, Kloset, Flynow, Milin and tons more.
3. Creative spaces to explore
Siam is all about challenging the idea of what a mall should be. Have you seen the “labs” in Siam Discovery? Make your way from the Play Lab to Creative Lab to Digital Lab and browse innovative merch in different themes.
4. It’s practically a tradition
One thing we can’t escape is the fact that Siam has been a hub for youngsters, shoppers, visitors and trendsetters for generations. And why would we want to! Although it’s a modern, cosmopolitan retail center, it still retains that old school Bangkok charm thanks to the comforting food, friendly staff and cheerful environment.
5. There’s way more than shopping
Although Siam houses all the shops your heart could desire, it offers so much more than just retail. In this neighborhood you’ll find SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, Kidzania, Madame Tussauds, Pathum Wanaram Temple, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, and plenty of exciting street food.