Bangkok Largest Shopping Centre0
CentralWorld mega-shopping complex offers one of the most exciting shopping experiences in Bangkok. It has everything from brand name clothing boutiques, funky fashion, high-tech gadgets, bookshops and designer furniture to imported groceries, a lineup of banks, beauty salons, gourmet eateries and even an ice-skating rink. With so many tantalising options to explore, you could easily spend half a day here without realising it.
It will come as no surprise to anyone who has experienced the incredible size of CentralWorld that this is, in fact, the largest mall in Thailand and among the largest in the world. We think it’s safe to say that if you are looking for a shopping fix in Bangkok this place will deliver.
Occupying some 550,000 square metres of retail space and a total area size of 830,000 square metres – that is 30% larger than any other shopping centre in central Bangkok – CentralWorld has a range of offerings that encompass more than 500 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, 15 cinemas, Kids' Zone and Learning Centre(Genius Planet Zone), two anchor department stores, as well as a trendy food court, an expansive supermarket and an outdoor square for large-scale events like Bangkok's official New Year countdown party.
The location is slap-bang in the heart of the Chidlom 'battleground of the malls' with direct Skytrain (BTS) access and home to the two famous shrines, Erawan Shrine and Trimurti Shrine.
The shopping street concept – in a mall
CentralWorld's retail layout is influenced by the shopping street concept, allowing shoppers to spec several storefronts at a glance, whilst its overall design has placed a lot of emphasis on natural light / daylight that filters through the many skylights and open wells. Spectacular sculptures by famous artists are used as decoration features, and a glass mobile consisting of 3,500 glass balls hanging in an open well has had the crowds in awe.
Specialised anchor 'mega-stores' – measuring between 2,000 and 8,200 square metres – include SuperSports, PowerBuy, B2S, Central Food Hall, SB Furniture and Toys 'R' Us. The department store Zen spans seven floors, while Zen World on 13 floors offer a fitness centre, spa, yoga, beauty centre, as well as an educational and tourist promotion centre. Among the 500 world-class stores count 35 flagship brands like Zara, Miss Sixty and Timberland, and 36 'first stores' – the likes of the Japanese brand Uniqlo and the English brand Next.
FLOOR BY FLOOR DIRECTORY
Brands found on Level 1 of CentralWorld – Big Brand Fashion
Marks & Spencer
H.E. by Mango
Kenneth Cole New York
Charles & Keith
Brands found on Level 2 of CentralWorld – Male and Female Fashion and Accessories
The Body Shop
Brands found on Level 3 of CentralWorld – Young Fashion and Lifestyle
CC Double O
The North Face
Brands found on Level 4 of CentralWorld – Communications and Banking
Big Camera Galleria
Brands found on Level 5 of CentralWorld – Beauty Clinics and Home Furnishings
Slim Up Centre
Sparsha Slimming Center
Vieng Joom On Teahouse
Lotus Sleep Studio
Brands found on Level 6 of CentralWorld – Restaurants and Children’s Shops
Toy R Us
Brands found on Level 7 of CentralWorld – Cinema, Groceries and Restaurants
Central Food Hall
SF World Cinema
Din Tai Fung
Much more than a shopping mall, CentralWorld also caters to the lifestyles of young urbanites, families and teens. Entertainment options include The Rink, an open ice skating rink, Toys 'R' Us and 15-screen SF World Cinema. Good news for parents is the Genius Planet Zone (kids' zone and learning centre) and Thailand Knowledge Park (TK Park), where specialised supervision is provided in an 'edutainment' environment. Go right ahead, here you can drop the kids off with a clear conscience that they will have fun and their minds stimulated while you're getting a good old-fashioned dose of retail therapy.
CentralWorld has arrived. Bigger. Better. And, unmistakably, a shopping experience not to be missed. All that's missing is mini golf karts for rent.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
- Location: Ratchaprasong Intersection, opposite Gaysorn and Erawan
- BTS: Chidlom, Siam
- Tel: + 66 (0) 264-7000