Siam Square is an entertainment and shopping the major Asian metropolis, Bangkok, Thailand. The area provides access to the major shopping centres of Siam Center/Siam Discovery Center, MBK Center and Siam Paragon, and is best enjoyed with luxury condominiums and serviced apartments.
Square is a bustling focal point of the city and offers a full range of
shops and services, among these - training schools, restaurants, cafes,
designer clothing boutiques, record stores, bookshops, Hard Rock Cafe
and banks. The area is populated by young-aged school and college
students, office workers and foreign tourists. It is sometimes referred
to as the "Shinjuku of Thailand," referencing the lively center of
Tokyo, Japan. The country's leading University, Chulalongkorn, is
just behind the square, keeping the area youthful and vibrant.
Siam Square's first buildings were built on land belonging to Chulalongkorn University in 1965, aiming to provide rental income for the university. The area quickly grew up.
The central Sam Square branches out into connected areas. There's an air-conditioned pedestrian overpass from MBK Centre. Siam Square, one of the favorite shopping spots in Bangkok, especially among teenagers. All things chic and hip happen in the proximity of the shopping center and Siam Square.
Siam Square is in the Pathum Wan district, bordered by Henri Dunant, Rama I and Phaya Thai roads. Opposite over Rama I Road are Siam Paragon and Siam Center/Siam Discovery Center, accessed via the Bangkok Sky train's Siam station, and a pedestrian bridge; MBK Center is across Phaya Thai Road, and accessed from the Bonanza Mall, via an air-conditioned, covered pedestrian bridge. Parking in Siam Square is available for a fee, but is congested on weekends.
Siam Square Cinemas
There a plenty of places to catch a movie in Siam Square. The most interesting are as follows:
Scala was built in 1967, with around 900 seats, and is Bangkok's oldest single-screen movie theater. Lido, an older multiplex of three cinemas; often plays foreign and independent films that aren't screened elsewhere in Bangkok, and Siam, another 1970s-era single-screen theater, part of the Apex chain, also runs the Scala and Lido.
Siam Square is the commercial center of Bangkok, with everything on your doorstep. Rent a serviced apartment and life the high life. Prices are high, but so are standards. Luxury condominiums are the norm.