How to get there
Siam Square is the most popular and very crowded spot in the middle of the city. There are several shopping centres that are connected by overhead bridges and walkways. Be in good shape to walk because there are lots of people and the humid weather will get you if you are not used to it. Make sure you have your water bottle and comfortable walking shoes as shopping in Bangkok is a tiring drill and requires to walk around a lot.
If you are not driving you can use the Skytrain (walkway) and the local trains. The train station to get-off SIAM.
If you are driving you can find plenty of cheap parking at one of the parking in the shopping centres. The traffic is terrible and takes too much time to get around. Make sure you catch a tuk-tuk from your hotel if you are not that far or jump on public transport as if you are not familiar with the road there will be lots of problems moving around the city and find parking.
MBK parking costs are 30bhat if you stay for more than 3 hours. SIAM Square parking is free if you shop over 2000 bhat (check online).
As shown in the map above the shopping district is surrounded by Ratchadamri Road on the East, Rama I Road in the south and Paya Thai Road on the West. The northern side is surrounded by Petchaburi Road. If your sole aim of coming to Bankok is shopping you might want to find accommodation in one of the following hotels in and around Siam Square.
Hotels near Siam Square
1. Novotel Siam Square (right in front of MBK Centre)-- Editors Pick
4. Mercure Bangkok Siam
5. Pathumwan Princess Hotel
6. Amari Watergate (in front of Platinum Mall) - Editors Pick
8. Sukosol Hotel ( Get on Paya Thai to get to Siam Station in 5 min)-- Editors Pick
9. Thai Lit Bangkok Hotel
10. Ibis Bangkok Siam
Restaurants in the neighbourhood
Somtam Nua: 392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Siam Square - 02- 251 4880
is a nice restaurant tucked in an alleyway in from of the Siam Square? Signature dishes are great and prices are reasonable.
Deva: 888/57 Mahathun Plaza, Ploenchit Road
A great choice for Thai vegetarian dishes.
La Monita Taqueria: 518/3 Maneeya Centre North, Ploenchit Road
Probably the best Mexican in Bangkok