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Why Asoke Beat Silom In The Lifestyles Stakes

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For anyone relocating or just visiting Bangkok, one of the most crucial decisions has to be where to stay. The city has many great neighbourhoods to choose from, but Asoke and Silom tend to stand out the most. They are both fairly centralized and offer a mix of attractions that ensures much fun and convenience.

Silom is a key financial district where commercial enterprise is the order of the day. It is highly populated by financial institutions and offices. It is also home to several high-end hotels with a few decent malls. The nightlife is exciting with plenty of entertainment to found in places like Patpong that is famous for its go-go culture. Shoppers will appreciate the deals and cheap food to be had at Lalai Sap Market. Though the area is known for heavy traffic congestion, Silom does have good alternative transport links thanks to the Skytrain and Underground MRT.

Asoke also hosts a large number of international and local firms in a plethora of high-rise buildings scattered across the region. The area however offers more options when it comes to entertainment. There are many hotels to enjoy short stays, like the S15 boutique hotel that hosts its own lounge and fine dining restaurants. Asoke is also home to several state-of-the-art malls that host multiple international and local brands, alongside food courts and cinemas. There are also several excellent green outdoor areas where people can enjoy some sunshine and nature. The area is well served by both the BTS and MRT lines.

So, while Silom is ideal for those working in the financial district and need a simpler commute, you will certainly get more quality of life from Asoke. There is more to explore in terms of shopping, dining, outdoor fun and culture. The many hotels and malls also provide ample amenities and entertainments whether you are single, a couple, or have kids in tow.

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