Pays qui profitent le plus du tourisme - Thaïlande. Ici, Bangkok. - Photo © Cedric Lizotte
Pays qui profitent le plus du tourisme - Thaïlande. Ici, Bangkok. - Photo © Cedric Lizotte

BEST SHOPPING IN BANGKOK – 10 PLACES TO EXPLORE

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:

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Best Shopping in Bangkok – ASIATIQUE: The Riverfront

ASIATIQUE: 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.

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Best Shopping in Bangkok – CentralWorld

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.

Best Shopping in Bangkok – Chatuchak Weekend Market

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.

ICONSIAM

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.

MBK Center

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.

Platinum Fashion Mall

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.

Pratunam Market

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.

Siam Paragon

Siam 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

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.  

Train Night Market

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.