The Chidlom neighbourhood can be found in the heart of the city and is marked by large office block and shiny new shopping malls. At first glance it might seem like this is primarily a business area. However, take the time to explore Chidlom and you will soon discover a whole host of interesting attractions as well as a vibrant nightlife scene and a wide range of great condos for rent in Bangkok. This area is popular with upper class Thai people and expat executives who enjoy fine dining and sipping cool cocktails after work, while people travel from all over Bangkok to go shopping in the neighbourhood’s large malls.
Lumpini Park can be found in the Chidlom district and is a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Big Mango for a while. Erawan Shrine is situated on the corner of Ratchadamri and Ploenchit roads in front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. People gather here at all hours of the day and night to make an offering to the spirit that is believed to reside within the shrine to receive a blessing. Other prominent landmarks in this area of the city include Elephant and Trimurti Shrines in front of Central world, the Goddess Tubtim Shrine located in the grounds of the Swissotel Nai Lert Hotel and the Ganesh Shrine, which is a Hindu shrine that is dedicated to the son of Parvati and Shiva.