The Ultimate Guide To Shopping In Bangkok, Thailand (2023)

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Shopping in Bangkok is an experience like no other, offering a blend of modernity and tradition that caters to every shopper’s desires. From sprawling mega-malls to bustling street markets, this cosmopolitan capital of Thailand offers unparalleled shopping that attracts visitors from all around the world. It is a shopping paradise and a dream come true for all shopaholics. In this blog post, we will have a look into the enchanting world of shopping in Bangkok.
So literally, get ready to shop till you drop. 

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Shopping In Bangkok

Platinum Fashion Mall

The most popular and visited Mall cum Market in Bangkok is the Platinum Shopping Mall.
Platinum Mall is conveniently located in the Pratunam district, which is known for its vibrant shopping scene. Platinum Mall boasts over 2,000 retail stores and is divided across seven floors. The top floors are dedicated to Men, Kids, and Women’s Accessories. Women’s Accessories range from statement jewelry to handbags, wallets, belts, sunglasses & footwear. The mall is particularly famous for its wholesale concept, allowing customers to enjoy bulk discounts. The price starts from as low as 150 THB for clothing and 20 THB for accessories. Fashionistas will be delighted by the vast array of trendy clothing options available here. Bargaining is common in Platinum Mall, so don’t hesitate to negotiate prices with the vendors. Though the prices are cheap and competitive, the goods are of high quality. 
I recommend this mall, for anyone who is looking for great quality yet affordable trendy goods.

Opening Timings: Open daily from 9 am to 8 pm 
Nearest Station to Platinum Fashion Mall: Chit Lom Station 
Address: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

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Central World

Central World Mall is a massive mall spread 550,000 sqm area in central Bangkok.  From high-end luxury labels to affordable fashion chains, Central World Mall caters to all styles, ensuring an unrivaled shopping experience. You can find all the famous high-street brands here: Zara, H&M, Mango, Uniqlo, Pull and Bear, etc. You can find everything from furnishings, electronics, clothing, spa, beauty brands, accessories, footwear, sportswear, department store, cinema, skating ring, and luxury brands under one roof. Not to forget the plethora of options for food at the food court and restaurants. Highly recommend visiting this one if you are looking for international and designer brands. 

Opening Timings: Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm 
Nearest Station to Central World Mall: Chit Lom Station 
Address: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Icon Siam

Icon Siam in Thonburi District is among the biggest and most impressive shopping malls in Bangkok with around 7000 shops, around 100 restaurants, a floating market, and a water fountain show. It offers an unparalleled shopping experience with luxury and high-end brands from around the world.  Fashion enthusiasts can indulge in a world of couture, designer apparel, and accessories from renowned fashion houses. This mega lifestyle complex is located on the Charo Phraya River and has boat shuttles from across the river from Si Phraya and Saphan Taksin Piers for a small fare. Its hosts a big Auditorium, Museum, Cinema, Supermarket, Japanese Department Store Takashimaya, and Rooftop. Also, you are spoiled for choice along the lovely canal with a floating market with Thai Street Food.  The multimedia water fountain dance show features every day which is enjoyable with beautiful colors, sound, and multimedia.

Opening Timings of Mall: Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm 
Timings of Water Fountain Show at Icon Siam: Mon- Fri at 7 pm, Fri- Sun at 6.30 pm & 8 pm
Nearest Metro Station to Icon Siam: BTS Saphan Taksin Station or Khlong San Station or Charoennakorn Station (Sky Train Gold Line)
Address: 299 Charoen Nakhon Soi 5, Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong Ton Sai Sub District, Khlong San District, Bangkok 10600

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Pic Source: Icon Siam Website

Pratunam Market

Pratunam Market is located in central Bangkok near the famous Platinum Fashion Mall. Pratunam Market has been gaining popularity among tourists and locals lately. It is a maze of crowded narrow alleys and lanes filled with trendy clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Pratunam Market is a paradise for bargain hunters. Many shops offer bulk discounts, making it an ideal destination for those seeking to purchase items in large quantities. Consider visiting the market in the early morning to avoid crowds and to have a better shopping experience. Keep an eye on your belongings and practice general safety precautions as pickpocketing is common in this market. Beware shops don’t allow trials, exchanges, or refunds. Dont Miss Baiyoke Gallery next to Pratunam Market, which also hosts a variety of trendy streetwear clothing.

Opening Timings: It is said that Pratunam Market is open 24hrs, but all shops open around 9 am & close around 9 pm, and on Saturdays they close around 4pm 
Nearest Station to Pratunam Market: Ratchaprarop Station or Chit Lom Metro Station
Address:  Soi Phetchaburi 21, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest market in Bangkok. The market is divided into 27 sections with around 15,000 shops, each offering a unique array of products. Shops are divided according to categories like lanes 2-4 is Teen clothing and 9-11 for Handicrafts. It’s a huge open market with all facilities including restrooms. Fashion enthusiasts can explore a vast selection of clothing, footwear, and accessories, ranging from local designs to trendy street fashion. Whether you’re looking to decorate your home or searching for distinctive souvenirs, Chatuchak Market has got you covered. The market has many dining and food options. Don’t miss savoring classic Thai delicacies like pad Thai, mango sticky rice, and refreshing coconut ice cream. Bargaining is a common practice at Chatuchak Market, so be prepared to negotiate prices with the vendors.

Opening Timings: Open every Friday from 6 pm to 1 am mainly wholesale,
Saturday and Sunday full market from 9 am to 6 pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays for Plants & Flowers only – 7 am to 6 pm
Monday & Tuesday Closed
Nearest Station to Chatuchak Market: Mo Chit Station for Skytrain & Mrt Station Chatuchak Park 
Address: 587, 10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

MBK Centre

MBK Centre is famous for its trendy fashion, electronics, accessories, and traditional Thai craft shops. It is spread across 8 floors divided among 2000 shops. MBK is filled with trendy boutiques, and outlets suiting all tastes and budgets. One can have a stroll through the market-style shops on the lower floors, where vendors showcase a variety of Thai handicrafts, textiles, ornate decor, souvenirs, and artwork. Additionally, you can find a cinema, gaming zones, arcades, and amusement centers that provide fun for kids and adults. Bargaining is possible and common, so feel free to negotiate prices for better deals. 

Opening Timings: Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm 
Nearest Station to MBK Centre: National Subway Station & Siam Station
Address: 444 Phaya Thai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Terminal 21

Terminal 21 is one of a kind shopping mall in Bangkok and Pattaya. It is famous for its innovative concept of bringing together various world-renowned cities under one roof. The mall has impressive interiors, artistic installations, and a theme of an airport. Besides the interiors, the shopping experience of each floor which is divided into different cities is distinct. This mall offers a wide range of options from trendy streetwear, to footwear, and accessories with famous international brands. The food court and specialty restaurants cater to a variety of palates with a dedicated floor to each cuisine. This mall also features a Cinema hall, kids’ play area, salons & spas.

Opening Timings: Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm 
Nearest Station to Terminal 21 Mall: Asok Station 
Address: 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khlong Toei Nuea, Thawi Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Paragon Siam

Paragon Siam is a heaven for all luxury shoppers & is renowned for its curated selection of high-end brands from around the world. From designer apparel and accessories to fine jewelry and timepieces, this Mall caters to the tastes of luxury connoisseurs. Beyond fashion, Siam Paragon Mall offers a comprehensive range of lifestyle and home decor options. Apart from fashion, the mall features a cinema complex for the latest blockbuster movies, a luxury car showroom, and a large aquarium named Siam Ocean World. This upscale mall houses a variety of restaurants and cafes, ranging from international fine dining to trendy eateries.

Opening Timings: Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm
Nearest Station to Paragon Siam: Siam Station 
Address: 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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