With its modern, high end air-conditioned shopping malls, local street markets, floating markets, night markets and the famous Chatuchak weekend market, Bangkok is a haven for shoppers of all tastes and budgets.
A huge, modern, air-conditioned shopping complex in Siam, Central World is one of the two largest shopping centers in Thailand, the other being nearby Siam Paragon.
Here you will find luxury spa products, cosmetics, fashion, sporting goods, books, electronics, a huge cinema complex and even an ice skating rink. The 6th and 7th floor house a large food court and dozens of restaurants like Fuji, MK, Yayoi, KFC, Burger King, Sizzler and the Pizza Company.
Central World is located on Rama I road, at walking distance from BTS Sky Train stations Chit Lom and Siam. It opens daily from 10 am until 10 pm.
Bangkok’s most upmarket shopping complex, the huge seven floor Siam Paragon is the place to go for luxury brands as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada and Dior. Here you can also shop for exclusive super cars as Lamborghini, Maserati and Bentley.
Apart from countless high end shops, Siam Paragon offers entertainment as movie theaters, a bowling alley and Kidzania, a miniature world for children. At basement level is Ocean World, Asia’s largest aquarium where you can walk through a tunnel surrounded by thousands of colorful tropical fish. On the ground floor you will find restaurants and a large food court.
Siam Paragon is located on Rama I road next to Central World, opposite Siam BTS Sky Train station. Opening hours are daily from 10 am until 10 pm.
Less luxury but lower prices at MBK, a huge and busy seven storey shopping center with the feel of a large indoor air-conditioned market with over 2,000 shops and stalls. Vendors sell mainly fashion and beauty products, electronics, jewelry, souvenirs, shoes, handicrafts, cameras and mobile phones. On the upper floors are a large food court and several restaurants.
BK Center is located on the intersection of Phayathai road and Rama I road at BTS Sky Train station National Stadium. It opens daily from 10 am until 10 pm.
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