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.
A good number of modern condos for rent in Chidlom can be found on Chidlom Road such as the Royal Maneeya Executive Residence. Nearby Ploenchit Road also features some excellent condos to rent in Chidlom such as the luxurious The Address Chidlom and Manhattan Chidlom.
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.
The Chidlom neighbourhood is a great place to go on a shopping spree. Central World, which is situated at Chidlom BTS station, is one of the largest shopping malls here and features a wide range of both international and local brands as well as a wide range of entertainment options such as a multi-screen cinema, a large supermarket, numerous restaurants and even an ice skating rink. All Seasons Place features two towers packed with upmarket retail outlets, while Amarin Plaza at Chidlom offers five floors of brand stores including Guy Laroche, Crocodile and Valentino. Other major shopping malls in this part of the city include Big C Superstore, Central Chidlom, Erawan Bangkok, Gaysorn, Isetan, Mercury Ville, Peninsula Plaza and Portico.
The Chidlom neighbourhood boasts a richly varied nightlife scene that is just waiting to be discovered by party people. Most of the top end hotels in this area such as the Swissotel Nai Lert Hotel, Conrad Bangkok Hotel and Grand Hyatt Erawan feature their own bars and restaurants where visitors can unwind while sampling the finer things in life. Rooftop bars such as Zense offer stunning views, while people who want to step back in time to the 1920s should check out Speakeasy Hotel Muse.
The Chidlom BTS station connects the neighbourhood with the rest of Bangkok and provides a fast and efficient way to get around. Most districts can be reached in as little as 15 minutes by BTS, making this the ideal way to get around.