This is the first part of an occasional series on specific Bangkok streets. And we start of with one off my favorite small streets – Pan Road. This is a short road that connects Silom Road and Sathorn Road, and it has a surprising amount of interesting things to see and do.

Pan Road At Night

Pan Road At Night

If you turn into Pan Road from Silom Road, the first thing you’ll see is the colorful Hindu Temple on your right, and a line of stalls selling flower garlands and offerings for the Hindu gods. It makes for a very lively street scene.

Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple

This temple is incredibly popular with both Thais and Indians, and you will often see Thai celebrities visiting. It’s only a 5-10 minute walk from Surasak BTS Skytrain station. If you’re coming by taxi, ask for Wat Kaek, as that is what the temple is know as locally.

Vegetarian Food

A-Ma Vegetarian - I Eat Here Every Week

A-Ma Vegetarian – I Eat Here Every Week

This is a great area for vegetarians, with five places to eat on this road alone. Just a few doors up from the temple is A-Ma, which I eat at every week, and also Chennai Kitchen, which serves mostly South Indian food. Further up on the right in another Indian restaurant, Mashoor. Further ahead but down a small lane on the other side of the road is Suananda, which serves Indian and International food. And then further on across the road is Bonita Cafe & Social Club. I’ll be reviewing each of these separately, so will add links from here when the posts are live.

Coffee Shops

Bistro 95, Pan Road, Silom

Bistro 95, Pan Road, Silom

There a three good places to get coffee on Pan Road – Bistro 95, Brush and a small street stall. The street stall is on the same side of the road as the temple. Just keep walking and it’s just passed the first row of shops. It’s outside a hair salon, and has a few green tables outside. Across the road from that is Bistro 95, which also sells food. And at the Sathorn Road end of the street is Brush, a small cafe inside the Sethiwan office building, right next to the Myanmar Embassy.

Art Gallery

Kathmandu Photo Gallery

Kathmandu Photo Gallery

The Kathmandu Photo Gallery is in the row of shops opposite the temple. I’ve already reviewed this on the blog.

Massage

Pan Road is also home to one of my favorite massage shops. It’s located next to Family Mart and the massages here are very high-quality. It’s called Bhorn Lorm, and only has a staff of two – one male and one female. So you may have to wait if they’re busy. But you’ll be glad you did.

Myanmar Embassy

Myanmar Embassy, Bangkok

Myanmar Embassy, Bangkok

For those planning to travel to Myanmar, Pan Road is the place you’ll need to come to if you want to visit the Embassy to get a visa.

But Wait, There’s More

As well as all the above, you will also find a few non-vegetarian restaurants, including Thai, Indian and Iranian. There are also quite a few street food stalls that mainly cater to the lunchtime office crowd. This includes an excellent somtum stall, with many people traveling from other parts of Bangkok to eat there.

This street also has numerous tour companies, and even a tattoo parlor. There is also a 7-11 and a Family Mart. If you want to stay here, there are a few hostels and four condo buildings.