Shopping in Bangkok is not limited to one or two major streets. There are many areas throughout Bangkok affording ample choices and easy access. The following is just a selection of some of the Best Places to Shopping in Bangkok.
Handcrafted products are available:
Siam Square-Ploenchit-Ratchaprasong-RatchapraropTop department stores and luxury shopping malls are concentrated in the area, namely Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon, MBK, Tokyu, Central World, Gaysorn Plaza, Isetan, Zen, Amarin Plaza, Central Embassy all of which together make the largest shopping promenade in Ratchaprasong area. Furthermore, Narai Phand Pavilion, host the ofﬁcial handicraft center selling items from all parts of the country (www.naraiphand.com). The Ratchaprasong intersection is the gateway to several shopping areas.
EmquartierEmquartier is located on the opposite of the Emporium, Sukhumvit Road. It’s the Luxury Mall, ﬁlled with shops selling high end local and international brands, international food court, beauty institute, ﬁtness center, IT shops, Quartier Cineart Theater, Sky outdoor garden and a highest manmade waterfall in Asia. Open: Daily from 10.00 am.-10.00 pm. Tel: 0 2269 1000
Terminal 21Terminal 21 is situated at Soi Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road. The highlight of this place is that it was built as a market street simulating international airports from around the world in order to bring visitors to the cities; such as the Caribbean, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, etc. Each ﬂoor has been decorated harmoniously with every city zone. Open: Daily from 10.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2108 0800 www.terminal21.co.th
K VillageLocated at the end of Soi Sukhumvit 26, is a community mall in which its space is mostly allocated for restaurants and shopping stores for the rest. Open: Daily from 10.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2258 9919-21 www.kvillagebangkok.com
Rain HillSituated at Soi Sukhumvit 47 Sukhumvit Road. It is a community complex combining restaurants, coffee and bakery shops, clothing, fashion, jewelry stores, health and beauty parlors, and academies. Open Daily from 10.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. BTS Skytrain: between Phrom Phong and Thong Lo Stations. Tel: 0 2620 8777 www.rainhill47.com
J Avenue ThonglorLocated at Soi Thong Lo 15, Sukhumvit 55 Road. It is a shopping arcade combining Japanese fusion restaurants. Open: Daily from 10.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2660 3900 www.facebook.com/ Javenue.
Thonglor Pratunam-PhetchaburiA highlight in the district is Pratunam market, one of Bangkok’s biggest centers for ready-to-wear. Baiyoke Tower (ตึกใบหยก) Located next to Bangkok’s tallest hotel building, Baiyoke tower is one of the city’s renowned garment centers.
The Portico LangsuanLocated at 31, Lang Suan Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan, is a building complex combining various kinds of stores; such as international stylish restaurants, fashion stores, Japanese style gift shops, dancing school, yoga studio, etc. Open: Daily from 10.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m. BTS Sky Train: about 100 metres from Chit Lom Station Tel: 0 2652 1968-70 www.theporticolangsuan.com
The Nine Neighbourhood CentreLocated on Rama IX Road, Suan Luang is a community mall with the design that combines nature and architecture in the concept of a tropical village style, enchanting the mall to look modern and pleasant under the shade of trees. Open: Daily from 10.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2716 7999 Fax: 0 2719 7998 www.thenine.co.th
Silom-Surawong-PatpongSilom Road is the main artery of Bangkok’s commercial heart and is paralleled by Surawong Road, while Patpong runs crosswise between the two. In addition to housing dozens of specialist shops and boutiques, this area also boasts many branches of well-known retailers and several shopping plazas. Street stalls also abound, most notably at Patpong’s famous night market.
Silom-Mahesak-Charoenkrung RoadSilom leads into Charoen Krung Road which parallels the Chao Phraya River, and notable shopping opportunities include gems and jewelry stores (Mahesak Road is a gem trading center), Oriental Plaza and River City shopping complex.
ASIATIQUE The RiverfrontLocated on Charoen Krung Road, the complex has been constructed into a colonial style. It is divided into 4 sections:
- the Charoenkrung section consisting of more than 1,000 shops selling souvenirs and decorative items.
- the Town Square section staging shows like Jo Louis Puppet Theatre, Calypso Cabaret, and Muay Thai Lives including international restaurants.
- the Factory section is a more than 100-year old sawmill refurbished into a modern look to be shopping stores of apparel and accessories.
- the Waterfront section comprising restaurants on the Chao Phraya Riverside and the longest boardwalk along the Chao Phraya River.
Crystal Design CentreSituated on Pradit Manutham Road (alongside the Ekkamai-Ram Inthra Expressway). It is the ﬁrst and only design centre in Thailand that provides the biggest and most complete package of design products and services in Asia combining furniture in various styles, art gallery, modern architectural decoration, etc., as well as offering a library that contains more than 4,000 well-selected design books from all around the world, plus restaurants, and supermarkets. In addition, there is a night market on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5.-9 p.m. Open: Daily from 10.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2515 0922 www.sbdesignsquare.com
Festival Walk Nawamin Art VillageSituated at Soi Senanikhom Niwet 200, Prasoet Manunkit Road, Lat Phrao. It is an open-air shopping mall built in semi-ancient European and modern architecture consisting of restaurants and shops selling clothing, jewelry, home decorations, etc. The outer space is designed into a green area with a pool. Every Saturday, the “Festival Art@Festival Walk” will be held. The event features shops selling creative ideas or handmade work. Open: Daily 10.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2660 9000 www.facebook.com/NawaminFestival
Amorini Boutique LifestyleLocated on Ram Inthra Km. 12 Road (at the entrance of the Suan Siam Water Park). It is a shopping mall that built-in Greek-style architecture by imitating Santorini Island. This place is remarkable with a large windmill and a big bell tower, featuring shopping stores and restaurants. Open: Daily from 10.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2518 5669 www.amorinimall.com
Bang LamphuBang Lamphu is a market in the old town of Bangkok where clothing, food are the popular buy. Besides shopping, many restaurants, hotels, and guesthouses are located. Most of the bag packers choosing this area for visiting Thailand.
ChinatownCenter on Yaowarat Road and Sampheng Lane, Bangkok’s Chinatown offers a profusion of gold shops as well as several nearby traditional shopping places such as Ban Mo Jewellery Street, Phahurat Cloth Market, and the Old Siam Plaza.
Bo-be MarketSituated close to Bangkok Railway Station, It is one of the city’s renowned ready-to-wear clothing centers, both wholesale and retail.
Chatuchak Weekend MarketLocated adjacent to Chatuchak Park, the weekend market, open on Saturday and Sunday, is a Bangkok landmark where the tourists can buy everything from clothing to potted plants, a paradise for browsers and bargain-hunters alike. The market also offers items of furniture and home decor. It is also where professional and amateur art-lovers and artists meet.
Pak Khlong TalatThis is a wholesale market for all kinds of cut ﬂowers and vegetables. It is located on Maharat Road near the Memorial Bridge. The market is crowded in the early morning and in the evening.
Yod Piman River WalkLocated near Yodpiman market at the heart of Pak Khlong Talat, on Chakkaphetch Road, Phranakorn district. It’s the community mall, performed as a Thai Heritage Mall, ﬁlled with more than 40 shops selling Thai and International food, Spa products shops, and OTOP products. Its highlight is superior to any other places with 300 meters of corridor along Chaophraya river bank, allowing true closeness to the delightful view of the river. Open: Daily from10.00 a.m.-10.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2623 6851-55 www.yodpimanriverwalk.com. Bus: No. 6, 8, 73 and by Chaophraya Express boats.
Lang KrasuangThe name literally means “behind the Ministry” and refers to an area behind the Ministry of Defence on Atsadang Road, which runs along Khlong Lot. On sale are military items such as uniforms, territorial defense student uniforms, shoes as well as travel accessories like tents, sleeping bags, and camping spots. There are shops selling musical instruments nearby.
Woeng Nakhon KasemA quarter of Thai and Chinese antiquities and art objects such as blue-and-white porcelain, brassware, and furniture decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay. It is located near Charoen Krung and Yaowarat Roads.
Handcrafted products are available:
- Chitralada Shop www.chitraladashop.com
- Doi Kham Shop www.doikham.co.th
- Phufa Shop www.phufa.org
- Patpat Shop www.patpat9.com, which offers items from the Royal Project SUPPORT Foundation