10 Top Shopping Malls in Bangkok

10 Top Shopping Malls in Bangkok

There are many shopping malls in Bangkok to satisfy all kinds of lifestyles and budgets.

Wandering in the following ten shopping malls will give a different kind of experience, in terms of the diversity of goods and the convenience of urban location and overall shopping satisfaction.

You can find everything you need, the trendiest, the funkiest merchandise and much more.

 

Ten of Bangkok’s Unmissable Shopping Malls

1. MBK, Siam

In Bangkok, MBK is the most legendary Shopping Center, welcomed by locals and tourists and busy with traders every day.

The shopping mall is divided into eight layers, with 2000 shops selling clothing, accessories, handbags, leather goods, luggage, furniture, electrical appliances, mobile phone, camera, stationery and DVD, etc.

Since it was opened in 1986, MBK has become a host of events, especially at the weekend. It is less stylish and exclusive than the surrounding Siam Exploration Center, the Siam center and the BELLE palace, but it contains a great range of goodness spread over 89,000 square meters and is cheap.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Location: Pathumwan Intersection, diagonally opposite Siam Discovery Centre

Tel: +66 (0)2 620 9000

 

2. CentralWorld, Siam

Siam Paragon, Siam, Bangkok’s largest shopping center, is packed with a mind-boggling range of shops offering international brands, fashion clothes, high-tech products, bookstores and designer furniture, imported food, major banks, beauty salons and gourmet restaurants, and even a skating rink. It is not surprising that it is the largest mall in Thailand and among the largest in the world after renovation.

Covering about 550,000 square meters of retail space and the whole size of 830,000 square meters- it is larger than any shopping center in central Bangkok. In CentralWorld, you can find more than 500 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, 15 screen theaters, Kid’s Zone and Learning Centers (talent star), two large department stores, and a trendy gourmet area, spacious supermarkets and an outdoor square for large scale activities like Bangkok’s official New Year Countdown Party. Located in the center of Chidlom ‘battleground of the malls with BTS. Two famous shrines-Erawan Shrine and Trimurti Shrine lie inside too.

Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00

Location: Ratchaprasong Intersection, opposite Gaysorn and Erawan

BTS: Chidlom, Siam

Tel: + 66 (0) 264-7000

 

3. Terminal 21, Sukhumvit Road

Terminal 21 makes the dream of traveling the world in downtown Bangkok come true, bringing seven international cities under one roof. Relax in a variety of shops in Tokyo, walk in Carnaby street in London, bagging bargains in an Istanbul souk or shop for something to fill your stomach at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

A shopping center full of personal lifestyle

Terminal 21, nine layers totally, houses 600 shops, a multi studio cinema, Gourmet Market (supermarket) and a variety of Thai and international gourmet food.

The bottom layer (LG) adapts the Caribbean theme, with Gourmet Market supermarkets, food takeout shops, market style restaurant vendors, as well as banks and bookstores.

Take the escalator to the first floor (G), then you will enter Rome, with all kinds of international and local fashion brands, such as Kipling, Fox, CC:OO, Nike, Jaspal, Adidas, Levi’s etc. 1st floor is for Women’s fashion; 2nd is for men. The 3rd floor (Istanbul) is for gifts, jewelry, fashion accessories, toys, beauty and home products Paris on the M floor brings you to the Champs-Élysées, exploring more fashion brands.

Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00

Location: Sukhumvit Road (between Soi 19 and 21)

MRT: Sukhumvit

 

4. EmQuartier, Phrom Phong

Opened in March 2015, EmQuartier, Phrom Phong is part of the project-EM District, spending billions of baht so as to make it transform into one of the largest retail centers in the city. The new EmQuartier, Phrom Phong stands on the opposite side of Sukhumvit Road. There are many brands, together with dozens of dozens of restaurants, offices, event halls and a cool atrium garden, as well as a waterfall.

Shopping ideals at EmQuartier mostly are of luxury brands-Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Valentino and Fendi, respectively on the 1st floor and 2nd floor. More popular brands can be found in higher floor, such as Zara, Uniqlo, H&M, Gap and Super Dry. There are almost 400 labels in total over 4,000 square meters of floor space.

Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 daily

Location: 637 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok

 

5. Central Embassy Shopping Mall

Central Embassy Shopping Mall is a super luxury lifestyle shopping mall, housing a great range of high-end designer brand shops, superior restaurants and finest-decorated cinemas and extravagant six-star hotel to be opened soon. This mall is situated in the former British Embassy, that is where its name comes from. This huge project has an investment of 180 billion baht which makes the mall status and even further as an advanced shopping destination in the whole world.

Lying on the heart of the Bangkok retail area and near Siam, this huge Central Embassy Shopping Mall with futuristic decoration, impressive minimalist white interior stands out among other large markets. It is available to start from either Ploenchit or Chid Lom BTS Skytrain stations.

Opening Hours: 10:00 until 22:00 every day

Address: Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10330

Tel: +66(0)2 119 7777

 

6. Siam Center, Siam

Siam Center re-opened in January 2013, bringing a totally different shopping experience in Siam. It is home to more than 200 international famous brands and Thai brands, including some promising boutiques designed by local designers or well-known Thai fashion designers. Those slick renovations have made their fresh and fantastic ideas into goods, with a perfect mash-up of nature and technology.

Exquisite wooden carved horses stand in the entrance to welcome the customers and interactive televisions show how to choose clothes without entering a changing room. Although Siam Center has a history of over 40 years, it still is a leading fashion venue and surprises visitors.

Located next to Siam BTS, it linked with Siam Paragon, a high-end boutique, by a covered corridor. Siam Center also houses many well-known brands, mainly for the young fashion crowd.

On the top of the mall, you will find a dining place-an open-air food court with high ceilings, plenty of natural light and green walls made of shrubs, which makes for a refreshing experience. It is nice to enjoy a variety of Asian and international cuisine in a fresh and pleasant environment

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 everyday

Address: 979 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand

Tel: +66 (0)2 658 1000

 

7. Siam Paragon, Siam

Siam Paragon is a popular shopping mall in Saim. It hosts a mix of many international high-end fashion brands and the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, a cinema with 16 screens and a comprehensive selection of world cuisine. Located at the intersection of two light rail lines in front of Siam Station, it is regarded as the heart of Bangkok by many.

The mall houses more than 250 stores and its layout looks more reasonable and compact than Central World’s. However, the mall mainly offers luxury items for rich Thai people and international visitors. If you are looking for something special, Siam Paragon is a good choice for you.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 everyday

Address: 979 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand

Tel: +66 (0)2 658 1000

 

8. Siam Discovery Bangkok

Shopping in the Siam Discovery will give you a pleasant and specific experience. The goods sold there are exquisite and fine. When compared to other luxury shopping centers in the city, it may not amaze you instantly but contains many good brand-name boutiques and avant-garde brand stores. Every floor provides themed-merchandise. There is an American restaurant with international outlets- The Sky Dining and a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Location: Next to Siam Centre, Pathumwan

 

9. Platinum Fashion Mall, Pratunam

Platinum Fashion Mall is like an indoor version of Chatuchak Weekend Market, specializing in wholesale fashion clothing and accessories, with four-storey shopping space and over 1300 stores installed there. Here, bargaining is part of the fun and the more you buy the cheaper the goods are.

Located in the heart of Pratunam, it’s around a ten-minute walk from either Ratchathewi or Chidlom BTS Skytrain, so it is easier than other clothing markets.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Location: Petchburi, Ratchathewi (next to Pantip Plaza)

 

10. Pantip Plaza, Pratunam-the Most Famous Bangkok Electronics Mall

Pantip Plaza is the mother of all IT shops in Thailand and has been honored the legendary position. Pantip Plaza is home to all kinds of old and new computers and various related-accessories. Located in an ordinary building on Pittori Road, notorious for pirated software, DVD and more filthy information. What attracts buyers are the incomparable specials and cheap technical experts.

IT City

IT city on the fifth floor is the largest IT shop in Pantip Plaza, selling the latest equipment. Some staff can speak fluent English and give details about each item and if you need some information about particular goods, it is a good place to go. Most IT brand can be found there and IT city is a best choice as it is a trusted and well-known retail store in Bangkok. Some employees are fluent in English and can introduce all kinds of products in detail, so if you need specific information about a specific product, this is an ideal place to go.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 (every day).

Location: Petchaburi Road, opposite Pratunam’s City Complex

How to get there: From BTS Chidlom, either hire a tuk-tuk/taxi or walk ten minutes down Ratchadamri Road past Central World on your left, over the Saen Saeb canal and then left on Phetburi Road. Walk about two blocks, and Pantip Plaza should be on your left.

 

Shopping in one of the ten malls is a must on your Bangkok trip and each of them contains its own specific features. All of them are waiting for you to explore!

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