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The district is divided into five sub-districts (khwaeng).
1. Maha Phruettharam มหาพฤฒาราม
2. Si Lom สีลม
3. Suriyawong สุริยวงศ์
4. Bang Rak บางรัก
5. Si Phraya สี่พระยา
 

Bang Rak is known for its commercial area around Si Lom Road (also written Silom). The land properties on Si Lom Road are among the most expensive in Thailand with skyscrapers dotting the road.

The MahaNakhon Tower (312 m 1,030 ft with 77 floors) in Bang Rak, is now the tallest building in Thailand,

 

Silom Complex, Robinson Bang Rak. They are rather small compared to shopping centers in other areas. It is better known as a night shopping area for tourists. Along two sides of the Si Lom and in Patpong become night market full of stalls selling clothes and souvenirs. Furthermore, many pubs and go-go bars open in the nearby Patpong Road, a red-light district.

On the west side of Bang Rak is the Chao Phraya River. Several luxurious hotels are on the river bank: Oriental Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, and Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel. Next to Royal Orchid Sheraton are Si Phraya express boat pier and River City Shopping Complex (actually in Samphanthawong), a shopping center specializing in antiques and arts.

Wat Hua Lamphong (วัดหัวลำโพง) and maybe Wat Maha Phruettharam (วัดมหาพฤฒาราม), various places of worship representing other religions are well represented. This includes the Thailand's most famous Hindu temple named Sri Mahamariamman Temple. It is also called Wat Phra Sri Maha Umathewi (วัดพระศรีมหาอุมาเทวี) or Wat Keak (วัดแขก) in Thai. A ceremony named Nawa Ratri (นวราตรี) or Dussehra is held by the temple during the first to the ninth day of the 11th lunar month (around October) when the temple statues were carried by the Hindu community along Si Lom Road. Some devotees perform rituals such as body piercing with sharp objects. Also in Bang Rak is the 210 year-old Assumption Cathedral, which has appeared in various films, as well as its school, Assumption College (Thailand).
Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) Bangkok at the General Post Office Building

The Bangkok Folk Museum (also called Bangkokian Museum) is also in the district as are The Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok's oldest English language library, and The British Club Bangkok, the last surviving international members' club. In 2017, the Thailand Creative and Design Centre (TCDC) moved to the Grand Postal Building.

 

Diplomatic missions

Embassy of Bahrain
Embassy of Belgium
Embassy of Canada
Embassy of France
Embassy of Greece
Embassy of Kuwait
Embassy of the Maldives
Embassy of Myanmar
Embassy of Oman
Embassy of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Embassy of Portugal
Embassy of Russia
Embassy of Saudi Arabia

 
Transportation

MRT Blue Line

 

BTS skytrain Silom Line (Dark green line)
 

Food, Taste, Resturant

S3 Chong Nonsi (BTS Dark green line)
- Mahanakhon SkyWalk

 

Shopping, Market, Department Store

S3 Chong Nonsi (BTS Dark green line)
- Mahanakhon SkyWalk

 
Reference Source: Tourism Authority of Thailand

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