Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Bangkok 2017

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Holidays are here and many of you may be headed to the Land of Smiles for a holiday getaway! Other than night markets, there are many places to shop in Bangkok. Here is a list of the famous and also the less-well known shopping areas that you can go to.

Baiyoke Gallery Fashion Mall

B-gallery bangkok mall Baiyoke fashion
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About Baiyoke Gallery (B-Gallery) Fashion Mall
The Baiyoke Gallery Fashion Mall, or in short B-Gallery Mall, first opened back in 2013 and is one of the many wholesale malls opened by Baiyoke. As its name suggests, it’s catered to the fashion shoppers and tourist crowd in Bangkok. If you are in need of trendy clothes and apparels, this is a mall to look out for.

Address:  ซอย ราชปรารภ Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 9 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Ratchathewi BTS

Central World

Central World Shopping Mall In Bangkok
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About Central World
An enormous shopping mall you must visit while in Bangkok, the Central World shopping mall houses over 500 retail stores, 100 food outlets and entertainment venues. You can browse local and international brands there. Cool off from the Bangkok heat and satisfy your shopping cravings in this huge mall!

Address: 4,4/1-4/2,4/4 แขวง ปทุมวัน เขต ปทุมวัน Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Siam BTS

Chinatown

Chinatown Bangkok Shopping
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About Chinatown
Not exactly for shopping purposes but still worth the visit, you can get to experience something different other than the typical Platinum Mall and MBK scene at Chinatown. The Chinatown area in Bangkok is densely packed with gold shops, street food, and has the popular Sampeng Market for you to explore too.

Address: 300 ซอย เยาวราช 6 Yaowarat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5 am to 5 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Hua Lamphong Metro Station

MBK Center

MBK Center Bangkok Shopping Mall
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About MBK Center
The MBK (Mahboonkrong) Center is an 8-storey shopping mall that is famous to many Singaporean travellers. It’s a great place for you to buy clothes as you can find branded clothes at outlet prices there! If you simply want a day out with your family and friends, the MBK Center also has various entertainment for you like bowling, ice skating and the movies!

Address: Phayathai Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 9 pm, daily
Nearest Station: National Stadium / Siam BTS

Metro Fashion Mall

About Metro Fashion Mall
The Metro Fashion Mall is a wholesale shopping mall located at Pratunam, a popular tourist shopping district. It is more rundown compared to its other famous counterparts, like the Platinum Fashion Mall down the street, but it will probably be easier to bargain here. If you are a novice bargainer, you can try and level up your bargaining skills by collecting some exp here. This mall is so unknown that we can’t even find a proper photo of it online.

Address: 599 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays
Nearest Station: Ratchathewi BTS

The Palladium World Shopping

Palladium World Shopping Bangkok Mall
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About Palladium World Shopping
One of the more popular malls in Bangkok, the Palladium World Shopping Mall is conveniently located in the same area as Pratunam market, Central World, and other shopping malls. It’s a premier fashion and lifestyle mall that lets you shop till you drop!

Address: Palladium ชั้น B1 โซน C 555 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9 am to 8 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Ratchathewi BTS

Pantip Plaza

Pantip Plaza Bangkok IT Mall Electronics and Gadgets
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About Pantip Plaza
The Pantip Plaza is a hardware and electronics mall where you can find all sorts of gadgets. You can come over to change out those cracked screens or replace your screen protector.

Address: 604/3. Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 9 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Ratchathewi BTS

Platinum Fashion Mall

Platinum Wholesale Fashion Mall Bangkok Thailamd
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About Platinum Fashion Mall
Most of you should already know of this mall if you intend to travel to Bangkok for your holiday. You can find clothes for both males and females at this famous mall. However, it has become increasingly hard to bargain with the shop owners due to its overwhelming popularity.

Address: 10400, 644/3 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9 am to 8 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Ratchathewi BTS

Shibuya 19 Pratunam

Shibuya 19 Mall Pratunam Bangkok Shopping
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About Shibuya 19 Pratunam
Influenced by Japanese culture (as its name suggests), Shibuya 19 is a unique mall consisting of 6 different themed levels. The themes for each of the floors are Shibuya, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Taj Mahal, Mumbai and a food center at the very top.

Address: 919 อาคารชิบูญ่า19 ถ.เพชรบุรี แขวงถนนพญาไท เขตราชเทวี กรุงเทพฯ 10400 Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Ratchathewi BTS

Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon Bangkok Shopping Mall
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About Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon is one of the biggest malls in Thailand and it has its own Sea Life Ocean World underwater aquariuman exhibition hall and art gallery and an opera concert hall. If you are heading to Bangkok in July, do catch the Urban Music Festival happening on 15th of July too!

Address: 991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Siam BTS

Siam Square One

Siam Street Market
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About Siam Square One
Siam Square One Mall is one of the popular malls in the shopping area. They frequently organize events such as the Siam Street Market, bringing in a new kick every now and then! Currently, there is a Siam Street Market #2 happening from the 5th to 11th of June.

Address: 991 Rama 1 Road Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Siam BTS

The Old Siam Shopping Plaza

The Old Siam Shopping Plaza Bangkok Mall
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About the Old Siam Shopping Plaza
Do not be turned off by the word “old” because the Old Siam Shopping Plaza is an awesome shopping spot too! It has the word “old” in its name because of the historical elements of the building itself.  You can still shop for trendy clothes and apparels there. It is also famous for its Thai silk and food!

Address: 12, Tri Petch Road, Burapa Bhirom District, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: 10:30 am to 9.30pm on Mondays to Fridays, 10 am to 9.30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Nearest Station: Hua Lamphong Metro

Terminal 21

Terminal 21 Shopping Mall Bangkok
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About Terminal 21
Terminal 21 is a mall famous for its themed floors and toilets. I remember how my aunt told me to visit all their different toilets when it just opened years ago. Of course, other than the toilets, it’s also famous for shopping and it suits very well with hipsters- both for its clothes and also the Instagram-worthy deco.

Address: 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Asok BTS

Union Mall

Union Mall Bangkok Thailand Shopping
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About Union Mall
At the Union Mall, you can shop for korean-inspired clothes and revamp your wardrobe style! It has the “Bugis street” feel to it and is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers and young adults.

Address: 54 ซอย 1 จอมพล จตุจักร Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand
Opening Hours: 11 am to 10 pm, daily
Nearest Station: Phahon Yothin MRT

 

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