Mansion 7 in Bangkok
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Mansion 7 is a theme mall with a bizarre twist. It’s dark, creepy, and ‘haunted’ by a legend about its late owner’s daughter – so the story goes. The ghost resides in the Dark Mansion, the mall’s main attraction, while the neglected garden awaits you with unique shops and restaurants. From the main entrance on Ratchadapisek Road, Mansion 7 stands like a giant nest with a claw waiting to gobble up passers-by. Upon entering, the Neglected Garden greets you with a fascinating range of shops and eateries. Beyond the garden is the playground zone, a large fairground space lit by a blood-red moon, surrounded by more theme restaurants and bars. The main highlight, the two-storey Dark Mansion or haunted house, awaits at the far end with its curiously creepy façade – and occasional shrieks and screams from those still ‘trapped’ inside.
Mansion 7 Highlights – Dark Mansion, Food and Drinks
Mansion 7’s dark legend begins with the mysterious death of its owner’s beloved daughter, then all kinds of experiments he conducted to bring her back to life. Dark art, black magic and rituals, what goes on inside the Dark Mansion tests the limits of what man can and will do to defy the universal truth – death. But we are not talking the real freaky kind. Mansion 7 is all about fun and creativity. What you get is pure entertainment value.
Whether shopping, dining or drinking, the dark theme brings everything to life in a fun, curious way. Check out Krueng-Zen (means sacrificial offerings) and its black noodle dishes, such as black kanom jeen (rice vermicelli) with various types of spicy curries, black-noodle phad thai and spicy black noodle salad. Somtumized serves its som tam (spicy papaya salad) to blood type and has a set menu for one, three and five people with an all-you-can-eat option.
Casino Royale next door serves up a range of fusion and gourmet Italian fare. The best-sellers here include black ebiko pasta, Thai basil with crispy duck confit, pot roast and olio bacon. There’s also draft Heineken and a creative range of cocktails with interesting names such as Roulette and Chinese Poker. Or how about black burgers? Casper Burger offers premium beef and pork burgers made with squid ink. And before you hit the Dark Mansion, swing by Cocktail or Beer Mansion for a few mind-numbing drinks.
Shopping Experience at Mansion 7
So, you’ve done the Dark Mansion and tasted the elixirs as well as culinary creations at Mansion 7, what’s left is letting yourself loose in the Neglected Garden. Anything but neglected, the garden houses a small but impressive lineup of shops selling an array of fashionable wares and accessories. Most shops come with an element of surprise.
Try The Hidden Closet, for all kinds of toys and outfits you only use behind the bedroom door. Enter the realm of magic and oddities at Gimmick Magic Shop, or check out Once Upon a Time for neat second-hand clothing, shoes and leather bags for men and women. The Gallery offers handmade gifts and souvenirs, and Secret Weapon features hobo bags, leather handbags and sunglasses. You can even dress up like a zombie or creepy creature and get your pictures taken a la Halloween at the photo studio Just Shoot Me.
All in all, Mansion 7 is fun, creative and ‘twisted’ in a pleasant, non-threatening way. For a city with cookie-cutter entertainment and shopping experiences, a trip to Mansion 7 will be both an eye-opener and a memorable experience.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – midnight
- Location: Ratchadapisek Soi 14
- Price Range: Admission to Dark Mansion - 320 baht (30 minutes)