Si Lom

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Silom Road Bangkok Thailand
Silom Road Bangkok Thailand
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Khet Bang Rak
Time zone Thailand (UTC+7)

Silom (or Si Lom, Thai: สีลม windmill) is a sub-District and road in Bang Rak district, Bangkok, Thailand. Constructed in 1851 as part of a dyke and irrigation system, Silom road has become one of Bangkok's most cosmopolitan streets and major financial centre; it is the home to some of the largest companies in Thailand, including the Charoen Phokphand Group (CP), Bangkok Bank PLC, and a number of insurance and securities firms. silom is sometimes called the "Wall Street of Thailand". Silom offers a broad range of nighttime activities, ranging from street side shopping to go-go and even nude dancing; both Patpong and Thanon Thaniya (Little Tokyo) have entrances from Silom Road.

The so-called Soi 2, a small side street just north of Patpong, contains several gay lounges and a gay nightclub, DJ Station. Soi 4 is also popular with gay men because of its terrace restaurants.

Silom Road runs parallel to the Sathorn business district on Sathon Road. The close proximity of the two major thoroughfares frequently causes serious traffic congestion in the area.

The windmill structure on Silom Road

Silom is the name of an MRT Blue Line subway system stop at the intersection between Silom, Ratchadamri and Rama IV Road. It connects with the Sala Daeng Station of the BTS Skytrain, which is also called the Silom Line.

The colourful Hindu Mariamman Temple, Bangkok, also known as Wat Khaek, is located on Silom.

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Coordinates: 13°43′29″N 100°31′26″E / 13.7248357433°N 100.524001121°E / 13.7248357433; 100.524001121