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Department stores and shopping malls

Visitors to Bangkok no longer have to suffer the heat of the market stall – the city is fast becoming another Singapore or Hong Kong with shopping malls springing up all over the place. The huge number of department stores and shopping centres feature endless retail, eating and entertainment opportunities. Where else in the world could you find a ‘knowledge park’ (Central World Plaza), aquarium (Siam Paragon), ‘cultural design centre’ (Emporium) or water park (Central Bang Na) atop a shopping mall?


Bangkok has set its sights on becoming the fashion capital of Southeast Asia and is certainly a bustling centre of creativity when it comes to both cutting-edge home-grown couture and smaller independent labels. The previous gover...

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  • Chatuchak Weekend Market

    89 votes


    The largest market in Thailand...most stalls are open on the weekends, hence the name. Our friend ...

  • Siam Paragon

    49 votes


    A luxury shopping paradise. If you want to go slightly higher-class than MBK, check out Siam Parag...

  • Panthip Plaza

    47 votes


    Panthip Plaza, otherwise known as ‘geek’s paradise’, is home to one of the best hi-tech computer ...

  • Bo Beh Market

    36 votes


    Here is where street vendors go bargain hunting for clothing, which they sell to tourists with tr...

  • Mah Boonkrong (MBK)

    32 votes


    Probably the largest shopping mall you've ever been to. Siam Paragon is across the street, but it ...

  • Patpong Market

    17 votes


    Geared to tourists, selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs, handicrafts, T-shirts, leather goods and fa...

  • Central Department Store

    11 votes


    This is the largest chain of department stores in Bangkok, with an enormous range of top-end Thai...

  • Siam Centre

    5 votes


    Mostly fairly young and funky fashion chain stores including surf/sportswear specialists on the t...

  • River City

    5 votes


    This shopping complex houses a large number of the more expensive antique shops and holds monthly...

  • Emporium Shopping Center

    5 votes


    Only here can one encounter that endearing mélange of bored Japanese housewives with wailing todd...



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