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“Good entertainment awful food!”
Review of Silom Village

Silom Village
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Thai Dinner and Dances at Silom Village in Bangkok
Ranked #181 of 612 things to do in Bangkok
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This a tourist trap but if you want to see traditional Thai dancing, I guess it is alright. I want to be fair to the artists.

The seats at the table were uncomfortable for an elderly person. No back support.

You have to check in your shoes. If you don't like to take off your shoes then don't go.

The food was not good and cold. The drinks were a joke! They are expensive and took a long time to actually get it. When it did arrive it was the smallest cocktail glass I ever saw. I was afraid to slip a drop as it would have been half my drink.

Asking to settle the bill was a big deal, they said it was insult to ask for it before the entertainment started. I just wanted the option to leave.

The entertainment was actual very good. The music, dancing and story lines were quite interesting. If I wasn't so thirsty I would have stayed to the end.

Around the restaurant was shopping. There are a few stores selling knock off purses, wallets and belts. Great quality and not a bad price. The sell person will ask for a small tip. What is a dollar. There was also lovely silk scarves and clothing. If can barter. Beautiful wood carvings.

The taxi drivers all know this place and can take you during the daytime. Of course they get a kick back but this is their business and how they make money.

Best thing about this evening was the shopping !

Thank luciab23
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Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

We were walking by and saw a bunch of people going in, so we checked it out.
Dance show was interesting for costumes, not very impressive otherwise, and pretty short. Food was best described as warmed up catering style. So if you just want to costumes and don't care about food much, much then it's OK, otherwise, I would keep moving.

Thank Big2001Red
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

There are some good quality shops in this area and also some really good seafood restaurants.
Traders in this area are more likely to stick to their original asking price although some leeway is possible

Thank Jonathan N
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Okay, you're in BKK and your schedule gives you no time to go anywhere else in Thailand, but you'd like to sample the country if you can. You have three choices: for sights/history/grandeur, take a long taxi ride to the Ancient City, southeast of town and spend a few hours or a day...that's choice #1. There you can see most major ancient Thai sites in one place designed for you. amazingly realistic, and with authentic food nearby. Alternatively, you could go for culture/handicraft/anthropology to the Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center a long taxi-ride west of town and see houses from every part of Thailand arranged in villages complete with amazing craftsmen doing hand-of-God artwork and crafting with ancinet methods. There, you are likely to see a Thai wedding, as many Thais and Falang-Thai couples go there for the ceremony. Finally, if neither of those excellent options is doable, you go to Silom Village. It is a lot like the procuct of the mall company that builds "Olde City Centres" in cities with no destination factor across the USA. It is what it is, an unabashed tourist trap for those who don't bother to work to learn on their trip. That said, you can see some traditional Thai dancing, hear some Traditional Thai music, pay too much for goods you could find elsewhere if you bothered, but it is all in one place for your convenient consumption. I must confess to having gone there to find silk pajamas for my daughter once when I had no time to go to my favorite stalls...reliably, the pajamas were there, if at three times the price. Go with your eyes open to what a compromise you're making, and it will be a reasonable experience.

4  Thank DavidWGrant
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Went there around 11am on Sunday, but most of the shops were closed - the information says that this place opens at 10:30 and closes late in the evening, daily!!. And I couldn't find any textile or other cultural events going. Very quiet exept several scarf sellers. This place is quite far from the tourist area, so it was a long way to make, hence wasteful trip.

Thank openpalm
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