Si Lom

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

Si Lom (or Silom, Thai: สีลม windmill[1]) 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 a major financial centre. It is the home to some of the largest companies in Thailand, including the Charoen Phokphand Group (CP), Bangkok Bank, and a number of insurance and securities firms. Si Lom is sometimes called the "Wall Street of Thailand".[2]

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.[3]

Windmill, Si Lom Road

Si Lom station is an MRT Blue Line subway system stop at the intersection of Silom, Ratchadamri, and Rama IV Roads. It connects with the Sala Daeng Station on the Silom Line of the BTS Skytrain.[4]

The Hindu Mariamman Temple, also known as Wat Khaek, is in Si Lom.

The Lebua hotel's Sky Bar on Silom Road is often cited on lists of the world's top hotel and rooftop bars.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spectacular Silom -". 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  2. ^ Yusuf, Shahid; Wu, Weiping; Evenett, Simon J. (2000-01-01). Local Dynamics in an Era of Globalization: 21st Century Catalysts for Development. World Bank Publications. ISBN 9780195215977. 
  3. ^ "Chula Engineering Faculty tackles traffic congestion in Sathorn - The Nation". The Nation. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Silom". Bangkok Expressway and Metro Ltd. 
  5. ^ "15 of the world's best hotel bars". Retrieved 2017-04-11. 

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