BTS is Bangkok elevated rapid transit system, which is known as Skytrain. With BTS, you can go to the major areas in Bangkok without facing traffic jams. Currently BTS has 2 main lines: Sukhumvit line and Silom line.
Siam Station is a BTS central station where you can change from Sukhumvit line to Silom line or vice versa. The station is located in Pathumwan District. It is the most crowded BTS station especially during peak hours. Many people change the line here, while many people intend to get off here.
Here is the map for the area around Siam BTS Station. I have got this map from BTS official website. The area map for the other BTS stations can be found here. To enlarge, click at the map.
What to see around BTS Siam Station
Siam Station is quite big comparing to other BTS stations because it is an interchange station. The area around is full with shopping malls and luxury hotels. For local, when talking about Siam, I believe that everyone would think of shopping and hanging out places.
Let’s look at the map.
The station is linked by skybridges to 4 big shopping malls: Siam Paragon (Exit 3), Siam Center (Exit 1), Digital Gateway (Exit 2) and Siam Square One (Exit 4). Besides, Siam Center also connects with another shopping mall named Siam Discovery. And from Siam Discovery, you can take a skybridge to MBK Center.
If you do not have time to visit all shopping malls but want to shop the international brand products, I do recommend you to visit Siam Paragon. But if you are looking for cheap products, I recommend MBK Center.
Opposite to Paragon, it is an area we call ‘Siam’ or ‘Siam Square’. From the map, you will see many sois or alleys. This area has become a popular meeting place for Thai teenagers for more than 20 years. You can read my review and see how the area looks like here.
See? Siam is a shopping area in Bangkok. And for me, it is the best shopping area in Bangkok ever. Besides, if you go there and bored with shopping, I recommend you to visit Pathum Wanaram Temple, which is located between Siam Paragon and Central World.
Hope this information helps. Enjoy travelling Bangkok!