Siam Square is known as the centre of all things hip and trendy in Bangkok. It’s also home to the most expensive real estate and the best shopping mall in the city.

The location

Siam Square is, in fact, an open-air complex where shoppers can find modern malls alongside street vendors. There are several by-lanes off the square where you can grab deals on smaller items like souvenirs and t-shirts.


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Check out Siam Square One Shopping Mall

The newest mall to open up and taking up nearly half the space of the square, Siam Square One Shopping Mall is home to everything from affordable clothing to premium international fashion and electronic brands. You can also find a few restaurants and even a French patisserie. If you’re staying at a nearby Siam hotel in Bangkok, this is a great place to explore.

Dining options around the square

Dining options around the Siam square range from first-class restaurants serving international cuisine inside the malls, to cheap street vendors dishing out classic Thai favourites. For high-class dining, there are several resorts nearby like Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, for instance, that offer up some of the best delicacies in a beautiful setting.

Attractions galore

One of the best things about the square is that successfully combines modern and old Thailand. Walk around the area and discover Japanese karaoke booths alongside traditional cinemas and bowling alleys to entertain the whole family.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+