Exotic Bangkok is a favoured and popular tourist destination. The capital city is not only popular for its splendid cultural attractions but also for the fabulous shopping opportunities available to all shopaholics. Jet off to Bangkok and relish browsing unique floating markets, colourful and bustling night bazaars and stocking up on designer goodies at the chic malls.
Where to Shop in Fabulous Bangkok
Shopping in Bangkok is quite a rewarding treat, while settling on where to shop is quite a mystery for many first timers to the city. In this instance it is quite alright and advisable to ask for trusted local advice on where the best shopping venues are.
If you are a culture buff interested in quirky antiques head over to vibrant Sukhumvit Road for a wide choice and excellent finds. It is also one of Bangkok’s best spots for scoring souvenirs and handicrafts. If you are an ardent fan of designer wear indulge the diva in you with a visit to the plush confines of branded stores.
In this regard do check out the Siam area malls, which will astound you with a marvellous collection of fashion boutiques, accessories, designer wear, shoes and lots more.
No shopping tour to Bangkok is complete until you experience a typical Thai open-air market, the best spots for practicing you bargaining skills and rummaging around for exotic goodies, handbags, shoes, clothing and more. Chatuchak hosts one of the largest markets in the city.
Bargain hunters are in for a treat in Bangkok and some of the best places for inexpensive goods are Chinatown, Pratunam Market for varied kinds of clothing, colourful Pahurat textile market and the stalls located around busy Sampang Lane.
Bangkok Shopping By Area
Chidlom and Ploenchit – Bangkok’s hippest shopping malls are situated here. Chidlom is a renowned district for designer brands and glitzy malls that make you want to splurge in order to re-vamp your wardrobe. The 7th floor of the Central Chidlom Shopping Centre is not to be missed if you are on the lookout for designer shoes, clothes and handbags.
Not to be missed is CentralWorld a literal ‘shopping haven’ boasting over 500 shops for you to explore. Popular stores there are Manga and Fashionista.
Siam district – Taking Bangkok to international standards in terms of designer shopping the Siam shopping district is sure to satisfy the hard-core shopaholic in you – be prepared to splurge. Do visit Siam Paragon the classiest and largest mall in Siam while Siam Square boasts a collection of classy designer boutiques.
Silom district – Famed for day and night time shopping Silom provides colour and variety. Robinson, Central and the Silom Complex are the most popular malls. Enjoy the excitement and convenience of night time shopping at the Patpong Night Market. Where you find just about anything including knock off handbags, watches and duplicate brands.
Sukhumvit district – this is Bangkok’s most visited and busiest shopping districts. Complete with roadside stalls, gigantic shopping malls, popular departmental stores and also lots of colourful handicraft shops.
The Chatuchak Market – This is a mind blowing open air market offering an astounding 15,000 stalls for you to browse. Retail therapy at its best!
The Bangkok Shopping Malls
The malls sell just about anything from stylish designer labels to everyday homemaker goods to the latest electronics – the choices are endless at these malls complete with huge food courts and vibrant entertainment.
These are some of the best malls in Bangkok:
Siam Paragon is the city’s fashion icon. Relish the uber-cool interiors housing an astounding range of high-end branded stores selling clothing and accessories together with the latest in High-Tec gadgetry and yes even newest and trendiest cars.
CentralWorld Siam – a mega mall featuring the best designer brands Zara, Timberland, Izzu and MNG. The mall is home to 100 cafes, ice skating rink and even a cinema.
MBK Haven is the tourist hot spot for shopping. The mall is attractively affordable and sells just about anything at any one of its impressive 2000 odd shops.
What to Buy in Bangkok
Well what can’t you buy in Bangkok? The city has a stall, store, boutique or market selling just about any kind of retail goody. Buy the latest fashions and hippest accessories and even the fastest cars in Bangkok.
All the more reason to book our cheap flights to Bangkok, enabling you to save and splurge for one of the most satisfying holidays you will ever take!