Shopping in Bangkok
Bangkok's is definetly a shopping paradise! There is something for everyone.
The cool and Trendy places like Siam Paragon, Siam Square or Fake Markets like the MBA or the biggest Weekend market in Asia which is
Everything is easily accessible by the public Skytrain Service. So get one of our guides and easily visit this shopping heavens!
Top Shopping experience: Chatuchak Market
This is an absolute must for each Bangkok traveler!
The market is also called weekend market, so be aware it's only open on Saturday and Sunday! So make sure you won't pop-up on a weekday
there! This is seriously a whole day experience and once your exhausted go to the nearby park, rent a carpet for 20baht to sit on it and enjoy the
scenery at the lake!
Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the world's largest weekend markets covers area of 70 rai (27 Acres) altogether divided into 27 Sections,
contains more than 15,000 booths selling goods from every part of Thailand. Chatuchak Weekend Market is very popular shopping center to
Thais and has become a popular place to tourists and foreigners who stay in Bangkok, has over 200,000 visitors each day (SAT-SUN) 30% is
foreign. There are almost everything can be found here at a bargaining local price (not a tourist price), and most vendors actually come from local
factories, like antique wood carving, clay handicrafts, local souvenirs from every parts of Thailand, Buddhist amulets, wooden furniture's,
handmade decorated flowers, plant, ceramic wares, dolls, Thai Bejarong, Chinese wares, garden decorated plants, stones, trendy fashions, silk,
hill-tribe outfits, fluffy dogs and more miscellaneous, etc. Actually no need to say much, go and enjoy buying stuff at extremely low prices! Plenty
of food is available everywhere. Only drawback: It is getting very hot on sunny days!
Opening Times: Sat & Sunday 09:00-17:00
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Location: BTS Skytrain station "MOCHIT"
Top Shoppering Experince 2: Terminal 21
Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several world-famous cities
under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London's Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in
an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
The view from the top floor of Terminal 21 Shopping Center
Part of the same building as Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit, Terminal 21's curvilinear glass-and-steel facade resembles a 21st-century airport,
and the theme continues once you step inside. The floor signs that signal the arrivals in particular cities, a crisscrossing network of escalators,
electronic display boards that bring to mind flight information displays at an airport terminal and the information desk receptionists donning air
hostesses' uniforms - these are all part of the shopping experience at Terminal 21.
If you like a food court experience, head up to Pier 21 on the 5th floor. This is perhaps the best food court in town in terms of price, taste and
variety. Food is simply fantastic and extremely cheap starting from 25baht (1$) per Meal. Give this a try and a lot of different tasty food. You will
find everything from dim sum to grilled seafood (fast food style), Hainan's chicken rice to delicious phad thai, roast duck noodles to vegetarian
ready-to-eats. Don't forget to leave some room for desserts, as there's mango sticky rice, shaved ice dessert, ice creams, and more.
As in all of the three mentioned top Shopping Centers that you will visit today, there is also a cinema on the top floor as usually for big shopping
malls in Thailand.
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Shopping Highlight Number 3: Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon is the most luxurious Shopping Center in Bangkok, with most of the really famous luxurious brands on board.
If you're into buying spontaneously a new Lamborghini or BMW car, feel free to do so in there.
They do have a huge underwater Aquarium, called Ocean World which is thrilling!
Opened on December 9, 2005, it includes a wide range of specialty stores and restaurants as well as a multiplex movie theater (consisted of 15
large size theaters with one of the them having the biggest screen and seating capacity in Asia) and the Siam Ocean World (Underwater world)
aquarium (the largest aquarium in South East Asia)
and an exhibition hall and the Thai Art Gallery and also an opera concert hall. It also has a large bowling alley and karaoke center.
Beside of the IMAX Theater they also do screen some movies in 4D which is a fantastic experience as well! All cinemas including IMAX and
occasionally 4D are on the top level of the center.