Icon Siam shopping mall has been called the “Mother of All Malls” and it does challenge the already impressive retail palaces present in downtown Bangkok. With 500 shops and 100 restaurants from more than 30 different countries, the scale of Icon Siam is unrivalled in the Thai capital. Developed by the same tycoons behind Siam Paragon and EmQuartier, Icon Siam features more cool and high-end brands, an indoor floating market tailored to visitors, an art gallery, exhibition space, and a beautiful riverside location with views of downtown Bangkok.
Located on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, you can reach Icon Siam by taking the BTS to Sapan Taksin Station and heading to the pier to hop on the free river shuttle that drops you off in front of the mall. Alternatively, you can go to Krung Thon Buri station and take a free shuttle bus. This is the slightly faster, but far less impressive way to reach Icon Siam.
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour
With 6 floors of shopping, Icon Siam has pretty much everything you might need. Fashion brands take up the first 3 floors, with a nice mix of casual brands like H&M and Uniqlo, Thai designer outlets and international haute couture. For high-end fashion, head to the Icon Luxe section on level 1, which contains exclusive boutiques from the likes of Hermes, Dior and Louis Vuitton.
For most people, the 2 most interesting shopping options are the Takashimaya department store from Japan and the Apple store from the US. Both are nationally exclusive to Icon Siam. Takashimaya has brought many Japanese labels to Bangkok for the first time, along with some tasty food offerings. The glass-fronted Apple store is cool and spacious, with a huge outdoor section offering sweeping views into downtown Bangkok. As you head up the floors, you’ll find sections dedicated to children, homeware, technology, banking, and leisure.
Don’t miss Siam Sook, the ground floor floating market, which is incredibly well executed. Thai motifs are all around, with temples, long tail boats and Thai pavilions. You can enjoy traditional Thai snacks, shops for regional handicrafts and generally get the floating market experience without leaving the mall. They even have Thai cultural performances and massage shops.
Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a gourmet meal, Icon Siam’s impressive range of restaurants have you covered. Some of our favourite Thai restaurant brands make an appearance here, such as the excellent Thai seafood dishes served at Taling Pling, fancy beef noodle joint Nuerkoo, and the delectable cakes and pastries on offer at Coffee Beans by Dao.
For drinks and bar snacks with a view, head up to HOBs beer garden on the 6th floor. It’s open air but under cover and gets a constant river breeze to keep you cool. It’s open till late so it’s a good spot to relax into the evening. For something swankier, choose the neighbouring Tasana Nakorn Terrace Bar. The top floor of Icon Siam is an impressive museum with several rooms of Thai antiquities that you would otherwise only find in the museums in the Old Town.
The breezy riverside walkway is another feature that's put to good use at Icon Siam. The decoration is constantly updated to reflect the season, and impressive water features entertain the crowds. During large celebrations like Loy Kratong or New Year’s Eve, the entertainment includes multimedia light shows that can be seen from several kilometres away.
Icon Siam is an enormous retail and dining experience that dominates several city blocks. Shopping is the focal point of this Bangkok mega mall, but the dining and leisure options make it a genuine all-in-one destination on Bangkok's historic riverside.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: 299 Soi Charoen Nakhon 5, Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, 10600, Bangkok, Thailand
- BTS: Sapan Taksin or Krung Thonburi
- Tel: +66 1338