4 Best Places to Go Shopping for Antiques in Bangkok

Where to Buy Antiques in Bangkok

Antiques in Bangkok almost always refer to modern reproductions of original pieces. Genuine Thai antiques are rare and expensive. Strict government regulations and rigorous efforts are in place to curb illegal trade (of works stolen from ancient temples). Unless you’re passionate antique collector, replicas are just as good – and probably more suitable – for decorative purposes. 

Simply, look for any ‘untidiness’ in the finish or decorative details. Also, look for any paint chips or small pieces that may have fallen off. Many stores in Bangkok stock both genuine antiques and more modern reproductions intended for less discerning shoppers. Perhaps most ubiquitous is Buddhist art reflecting distinctive styles of the Kingdom's past eras. 

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Old Siam Trading Company

Old Siam Trading Company offers a large collection of collector's items related to travel and exploration in the region. It all started from one man's passion for collecting Asian antiquarian books, prints and maps. The collection extends to old stamps, Southeast Asian dance masks and illustrated newsprints from the 1840s, including Le Petit Journal, The Illustrated London News and Le Tour Du Monde

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday from 11am to 6pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: 5th Floor, Nai Lert Building, Sukhumvit Soi 5, Khlong Toei, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 251 3228
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OP Place

Constructed in 1908, OP (Oriental Plaza) Place is a historic showpiece in itself with added vintage flair such as its neoclassical architecture and the manually operated elevator. The building houses several floors of galleries and shops selling exquisite antiques of all shapes and sizes. 

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  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 7pm
  • Location: Charoen Krung Soi 38, Charter Bank, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 266 0186
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Rivercity Shopping Complex

River City is a 4-storey mall overlooking sweeping views of the Chao Phraya River. It specialises in antiques and collectables, with monthly on-site and online auctions, although there’s also a good range of fashion and jewellery shops as well as riverside eateries with outdoor dining terraces. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
  • Location: 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 237 0077
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