Shopping is one of the most popular entertainments among tourists in Bangkok. There is a great opportunity to bargain with sellers or choose from a huge selection of goods - from local manufacturers to luxury brands. You will spend a great time at impressive shopping centers, shops and street markets. In our article we will tell about the most popular places for Bangkok shopping.
Siam Paragon is one of the most popular shopping centers among tourists and rich Thais. There are more than 250 stores situated on the five floors where middle and luxury class brands are represented. Here you can buy clothes, electronics, books, souvenirs and even the latest model of Lamborghini or Porsche. In addition to shopping, you can visit one of the largest aquariums in Asia - Ocean World.
In Central World, you can buy clothes, the latest technology, designer furniture at very affordable prices, as well as go to the bank, visit a beauty salon and even a skating rink.
MBK is also famous shopping center in Bangkok. You can find everything you want on the eight floors of this center: clothes from 10 to 10,000 THB, souvenirs, handicrafts, paintings, dishes, household appliances, phones and accessories, beauty and massage salons, food court. After great shopping, you can have a rest at the cinema or even watch Thai boxing at MBK Tower.
Terminal 21 is a mall which looks like an airport. The staff is dressed in flight attendants' suits, there are screens with reference information on the walls. A huge amount of glass gives the impression that you are landing but not going shopping. There are more than 600 stores situated on the nine floors of the shopping center. Terminal 21 Shopping center is also famous for an interesting design: several zones look like the most famous cities in the world. So you can visit Rome, Tokyo and London in one day.
The Gems Gallery International Manufacturer is an excellent solution for those who want to buy beautiful jewelry and gems in Bangkok. This showroom fascinates with an abundance of jewelry masterpieces. More than 700 workers speaking different languages will meet and serve you on the highest level. In addition to jewelry, visitors of the jewelry factory can buy products of Thai folk art, various souvenirs and excellent Thai silk.
There are two duty free stores in the capital of Thailand. One of them is located in the territory of Suvarnabhumi Airport, the second is located in the city center near the Pullman Bangkok King Power hotel.
King Power Rangnam Duty Free is much bigger than the duty free at the airport. Its facade is decorated with a round glass structure, which can be seen even from a far distance. In order to make a purchase in the duty-free zone, you need to bring your passport and your return ticket. Before shopping, you will be registered and you will also receive discount coupons.
Please note that most of the purchases can only be received at the airport, on the day of departure. To pick up the goods, you must contact the Duty-Free zone of Suvarnabhumi Airport, presenting a passport and a paid check. During shopping, you will see yellow and blue price tags. The blue price tags mean that these products are allowed to pick up immediately after making a purchase. A yellow color means that you can receive the purchased goods only at the airport.
Markets are as popular as shops in Bangkok. There are much lower prices, a large selection of goods and you can always get a good discount.
Chatuchak Market is considered one of the largest markets in the world, where everything from products to furniture items is sold. It will take a whole day to get around all the tents. Prices are low as this market is the most popular place among the local population.
Pratunam Market is Thailand's largest market, where clothes at low wholesale prices are sold. All goods on the market are of Thai and Chinese production.
Wang Lang Market is located along a long lane. Here tourists can buy Thai equipment and clothing at very low prices. Throughout the market there are street tents with national fast food. Here you can try fried scorpions or a sea cucumber.
Tor Kor Market took the 4th place in the world ranking of the best food markets. Products are brought to the market from all over the country and selected with the highest control. On the shelves you can always find a lot of fresh products: fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, seafood, Thai sweets and local snacks.
You can learn a lot about Thai culture and their lifestyle at floating markets. There are several floating markets in Bangkok, some of which are located in neighboring provinces. The largest and most popular of them you can visit during the Floating Market Bangkok Tour. Different souvenirs, toys, Thai balsams, exotic fruits and many other goods are sold right on the water. Here you can try traditional Thai dishes and take a large number of photos in a colorful place.
Shopping in Bangkok is a great opportunity to buy unique high quality goods at good prices and get a lot of positive impressions!