Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is well known for its elaborate shrines and exciting street life. It is also known to be a great city to shop in Asia. Here are some places for the best shopping in Bangkok:
The Riverfront is an open-air mall in Bangkok. It is set on what formerly were
docks of East Asiatic Company. ASIATIQUE: The Riverfront offers visitors a mall
and night bazaar shopping experience. Here, one can browse through thousands of
boutiques, several restaurants, and nightly entertainment.
Holding the distinction of being the 11th largest
shopping complex the world over, CentralWorld includes an office tower and
hotel. At CentralWorld, one can find an outdoor activity square, anchor shops,
and shrines. Although damaged by fire during the political protests in Thailand
in 2010, the mall has been rebuilt and reopened to the public.
The Chatuchak Weekend Market not only attracts traders and
wholesalers, but tourists in Bangkok as well. With more than 14 hectares of
shopping space, Chatuchak Weekend Market is home to thousands of market stalls that
offer all sorts of merchandise at bargain rates.
Known as the “Mother of All Malls”, ICONSIAM is one of the
largest shopping malls in Asia. It is part of a mixed-used development in
Bangkok along Chao Phraya River. ICONSIAM is home to high-end shops, an art
gallery, an indoor floating market and an exhibition space.
Mahboonkrong or more popularly known as MBK Center is one of
the largest shopping malls in Bangkok. It is home to more than a thousand
shops, service outlets and restaurants. MBK Center also houses 4 floors of
Tokyu Department Store.
For fashion items, whether wholesale or retail, Platinum
Fashion Mall is the go-to place in Bangkok. More than a thousand shops fill the
4 floors of the mall. This air-conditioned fashion bazaar also houses fast-food
chains and cafes.
If you are looking for the largest clothing market in
Thailand, Pratunam Market is the place to be. Here, one can find several fashion
items at wholesale prices. Shops and stalls fill the small streets and alleys,
providing a venue for immersing one’s self in Bangkok’s local state of life.
Paragon is one of the largest shopping malls in Thailand. Many refer to it as a
“shopaholic’s paradise”. Its M Floor is where one can find high end shops and
experience world class shopping. The mall also houses SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean
World, along with an IMAX cinema and various restaurants.
Siam Square is a shopping hub in Bangkok that houses an
open-air shopping complex, as well as air-conditioned world-class shopping
malls. There are several shops, restaurants and entertainment areas within the
Siam Square area. Several hotels also surround Siam Square, making it an
accessible place for partying at night.
Rod Fai Market or Train Night Market is in Bangkok’s Ratchada area. It is an accessible place where one can enjoy the night bazaar experience, browse antiques and curious, and take pleasure in street food. The Train Night Market is open for visitors from 6:00pm until midnight, Thursday to Sunday.
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