Bangkok is known as one of the best cities worldwide when it comes to shopping. There are several upscale shopping malls with international brands and Asian fashion design as well as famous streets and markets for souvenirs and cheap knickknacks.

1. Central World

The best known Bangkok shopping mall and with eight huge floors the sitxth biggest shopping center in the world. We are not exaggerating that one could easily spend one day here and easily get lost within. On the other hand, what makes the orientation a bit easier, is that each floor is dedicated to a specific type of item. Additionally to the regular shops it has two department stores, the Zen and Isetan and Bangkok's biggest sports shop, Super Sport. The mall even features a cinema with 3D screens on the 7th floor and an ice rink at the ground floor. It can be easily reached by BTS / Skytrain to Siam or Chit Lom station and a short walk. As most other shopping, it is opened from 10am to 10pm.

2. Siam Paragon

The Siam paragon names itself the luxury shopping destination in Bangkok. And indeed, there is no international brand or designer that doesn't have an outlet at this huge and modern shopping center. As outstanding features it has Bangkok's biggest bookstore, Kinokuniya, on the 3rd floor, the probably best multiplex cinema with 4D, 3D and IMAX screens totaling 15 theaters on the 5th floor and lastly at the basement level with Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World South East Asia's biggest aquarium. The BTS / Skytrain station Siam is right in the front of the building.

3. Siam Center / Siam Discovery

These two shopping centers are located next to the Siam Paragon and often considered as its little sisters. Here you can find brand name stores of every price range and product. Because of their smaller size it is easier and more convenient to orientate and they will be less busy and noisy as Central World and Paragon.

4. MBK

The MBK or its full name Mahbookrong is opened since 1985 and one of Asia's oldest shopping centers. Nonetheless, it has undergone several renovations and still popular especially for the younger teen generation. You will find mostly small shops with Thai brands and designs at cheap prices but don't expect too much quality. Despite several knockdowns and denials from the government, you still can find copied good there so be careful if a bargain sounds to be too good to be true (or in that case genuine).

5. Terminal 21

Terminal 21 is considered to be the newest shopping center and certainly one with the best and unique design. Each floor is designed as a certain city such as Paris, Rome, San Francisco and so on. It probably has the best combination of independent small shops with Asian design brands and international brands stores. This shopping center is very close (1 stop by BTS or a short taxi ride) to the hotels in Sukhumvit Soi 4.

6. Chatuchak Weekend Market

With the size of a few square kilometers and estimated more than 15.000 booths is claims to be one of the biggest markets in the world. In the 27 sections of this huge market there isn't anything that you can find. If you see something interesting, we suggest that you buy it right away as you might not find the same booth later again, simply because the confusing labyrinth of small alleys. As the name suggest it is opened on Saturdays and Sundays from 6am to 6pm, some shops a bit later.

7. BONUS: other interesting places for shopping

  • Asiatique on the Chao Phraya River
  • Train night market behind Esplanade Ratchadaphisek
  • brand-new mega shopping complex Iconsiam on the Chao Phraya River

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