The hub of Bangkok, Siam is heaving with people spending their hard earned cash on food, clothes and fun. This is the essence of modern Thailand and a sight that will overload your senses!
From the cheap and barter-friendly MBK shopping mall to the eye-wateringly expensive Siam Paragon, this area caters for all and spending a day walking around the shops ... More>is great, even if it is just to avoid the heat. If you have the time, we recommend checking out the gigantic cinemas usually situated right at the top of these malls. Thai cinemas aren't like those back at home—expect sofas, beds, private screenings, an IMAX theatre, blankets and popcorn by the bucketful. In fact they rival most Siam hotels in comfort.
Among this area crammed with shopping malls and people lies one of Bangkok's greatest attractions and retreats. Jim Thompson's House is a glorious museum set within the tranquil grounds of the silk entrepreneur's home and is a great way to escape from the bustle outside. If you start to feel hungry though, step out into the fray and head to Som Tam Nua located in Siam Square. This extremely popular restaurant serves up classic Eastern Thai food and after all that spicy grub, stroll back to your Siam hotel and take it easy.