The World’s Top Shopping Destination
Bangkok is the place to go crazy about shopping, even for the ones who don’t like it there is enough to be amazed for. Be impressed by huge shopping malls exposing a.o. cars, many fashion brands and jewelry or stroll along the local street markets (like the Pratunam market) full with Thai snacks and clothes. Get yourself a tailor made suit in one of the professional stores for a price to die for or explore the lively night markets. Where do you start?
Many impressive shopping malls are situated in Thailand’s capital, most of them can be found around Siam, which can easily be reached by BTS. CentralWorld is a mega mall with many stores of trendy brands, restaurants and entertainments. The Siam Center is focusing on promising Thai designers and international brands whereas the Siam Paragon is aiming at the upper market, exposing exclusive brands and luxury cars. Another mall famous for its brands is the King Power complex, as they say: the King of Duty Free with as a consequence that the mall is especially popular among Chinese tourists. The Pantip Plaza is showing off with the latest gadgets and newest technologies so take your time to walk through this massive mall. Lastly the Platinum Fashion Mall and Terminal 21 are providing you with the latest fashion.
The Pratunam market is a divers market just a few minutes’ walk from Hotel de Bangkok and a great place to taste the Thai street food, buy some souvenirs or some summer clothes. Located in the North of Bangkok is the huge Chatuchak weekend Market where you can buy anything you want. Nearby the huge weekend market is the Or Tor Kor Market with fresh ingredients for anyone who would like to cook as a Thai. You should also check out one of the unique floating markets of Bangkok or flower market, vintage markets, local food and clothing markets and many more, read more on markets in bangkok…
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Another popular shopping place is Asiatique, a partly outdoor shopping area with lovely Asian design and Siam square which can be seen as an outdoor shopping complex boosting with creativity and new designs. Of course there are much more fancy shopping places to explore, have fun!