There is a lot to see and do when you are in Bangkok, and f shopping is high on our list of things to do, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you are looking for cheap designer goods or the latest electrical gadgets, there is something for everyone at the many shopping centres and markets dotted around the city. Below you will find some of the best places to shop till you drop when you visit the Big Mango.
Q House Lumpini
If you happen to stay in a hotel near Sathorn BTS, then the Q House Lumpini is a short taxi or tuk-tuk ride away. It is a small shopping centre but is considered to be a trendy location and is the perfect place to shop for some of the essential that you need while you are away. Open from 6 am to 10 pm, you can enjoy a refreshing drink while you shop or grab a bite to eat from one of the many eateries in the location.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
One shopping destination which is high up on many visitors’ lists of places to go is the weekend market, also known as Chatuchak, or JJ market. The market is open from 6 pm Fridays, and all day on Saturday and Sunday, and there are over 15,000stalls for you to explore. There is everything from clothing, plants, antiques, electronics, pets, and food to choose from when shopping and it is the largest weekend market in the world with over 200,000 people visiting it during a weekend.
Mahboonkrong is known to locals as MBK, and is one of the older shopping centres in the heart of the city, being located next to the National Stadium. There is a diverse range of shopping here from supermarkets, electrical, clothing, as well as plenty of places to eat and drink. You can also enjoy a film when you are here or go bowling in the entertainment complex at the top of the building.
Not far from MBK, Siam Paragon is a trendy shopping mall where you will find plenty of choices when it comes to designer fashion. You will see all the well known brands on sale here with many of them operating their own shops. As with most shopping malls in Thailand there are also other things to do than shopping, such as the cinema, a visit to the aquarium, eating and drinking, or visit one of the exhibits that are often help in the exhibition halls.
Icon Siam is billed as one of the most luxurious shopping malls in Bangkok, and boasts 500 shops with top designers from over 30 different countries, 100 restaurants, and is conveniently located along the Chao Phraya waterfront. If you are looking for cooler temperatures, splendid views, and plenty of shopping, look no further than the Icon Siam and explore the best shopping that Bangkok has to offer.