10 Best Bangkok Shopping Malls 2015
Most Popular Shopping Malls in Bangkok
Bangkok has more than enough shopping malls to suit all kinds of lifestyles and budgets. But these Top 10 Shopping Malls offer the best shopping experiences, in terms of diversity of products, accessible location in downtown areas and overall shopping satisfaction. Whether you are looking for the most upscale, the trendiest, the funkiest, or the most specialised, you will find them among these shopping malls below.
Thailand is blessed with loads of tropical fruits, flowers and herbs… so it’s not surprising many spa and beauty products are produced here, taking advantage of these natural gifts that are great for health - and smell great too. Some of the best around are made by Jevah, who produce quality spa products from organic, natural ingredients all at an affordable cost. The range of hand creams, body lotions, body scubs, massage oils, candles and aroma oils start from 290 baht, with sets available for under 1,000 baht – very affordable considering all the ingredients in these authentic Thai spa products are organic, and have been locally sourced. Items in the Jevah collection are exclusively available from select Boots across Thailand (www.jevahasia.com).1CentralWorld, Siam Open: 10:00-22:00, Nearest BTS: Siam, Chidlom
Another megamall with a well-rounded collection of shops and entertainment outlets catering to the modern lifestyle, CentralWorld’s youthful dynamic feels welcoming. Its main focus is on trendy fashion brands such as Timberland, Zara, MNG and Izzue. Other highlights include a 15-screen SF World Cinema, an open ice-skating rink, Toys ‘R’ Us and more than 100 restaurants and cafés. Read More...2Siam Paragon, Siam Open: 10:00 - 22:00, Nearest BTS: Siam
This glass-and-steel über-luxury megamall is where all the Bangkok’s hi-so and well-heeled folks spend their leisure hours. Find everything from high street fashion to high-tech gadgets, home décor and exotic sports cars. Other highlights include the 16-screen Paragon Cineplex, Kinokuniya bookstore, gourmet cafés and restaurants and Siam Ocean World aquarium. Read More...3MBK, Siam Open: 10:00 - 22:00, Nearest BTS: National Stadium
Well known among tourists as a haven for all things affordable, MBK is like an indoor Chatuchak market, with some 2,000 shops occupying seven floors of retail spaces. Its main selling point is the price and diversity of its collection of products, particularly mobile phones, photo equipment, video games, luggage, street wear and gold ornaments. A large food court and SF Cinema City complete the lifestyle experience. Read More...4Terminal 21, Sukhumvit Road Open: 10:00-22:00, Nearest BTS: Chidlom
Terminal 21 brings the dream of traveling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its cutting-edge concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Read More...5Central Embassy Shopping Mall Chidlom Ploenchit Open: 10:00-22:00, Nearest BTS: Ploenchit
Central Embassy is Bangkok’s first ever ultra-luxury lifestyle mall, boasting an impressive collection of high-end designer stores, fine-dining restaurants, swanky cinema screens, and an extravagant six-star hotel. Built on the grounds of the former British Embassy – hence the name – this 18 billion baht mega-mall projects the capital’s status even further as one of the world’s leading shopping destinations. Read More...6Central Chidlom, Chidlom-Ploenchit Open: 10:00-22:00, Nearest BTS: Childlom
This good-sized mall offers a pleasant shopping experience. Its simple layout is easy to figure out, so you won’t find yourself wandering in all directions just to find what you need. Highlights include the cosmetics department, outsized clothing for towering Westerners, women’s fashion, men’s accessories and the trendy food court concept called Food Loft. Read More...7Siam Center, Siam Open: 10:00-21:00, Nearest BTS: Siam
Siam Center’s re-launch in January 2013 brought a different kind of shopping experience to Siam: over 200 international and Thai brands including the boutiques of some brilliant promising local designers as well as renowned Thai couturiers. On top of that, the slick renovations have taken their fresh ideology out of the stores and into the corridors, with a quirky mash-up of nature and technology. Read More...8The Emporium, Phrom Phong Open: 10:00-22:00, Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong
The Emporium is like a glossy magazine come to life. In a way, it resembles Siam Paragon, but is much smaller in scale. The first two floors are devoted solely to fashion, and the rest to the latest lifestyle trends, including IT gadgets, sports fashion, home décor, food and entertainment. Highlights include the Gourmet Market, SFX Cinema and TCDC, a library and exhibition galleries dedicated to creativity and design. Read More...9Platinum Fashion Mall, Pratunam Open: 10:00 - 22:00, Nearest BTS: Chidlom
A specialised mega mall for clothing and fashion accessories, Platinum takes the flea market concept indoors, in air-conditioned comfort. It is widely popular among office workers and university students looking for casual wear to the latest trends in women’s fashion. The best part is the wholesale price, if you buy in combinations, that is. Read More...10Pantip Plaza, Pratunam Open: 10:00-21:00, Nearest BTS: Chidlom
The mother of all IT malls, the entirety of Pantip Plaza is dedicated to computers, IT gadgets and cameras. Some of the camera shops carry hard-to-find lenses and accessories. Pantip’s main draw is the price and diversity of products available, although the quality is sometimes questionable, particularly with software and computer parts. The best advice is to bring an expert friend or educate yourself on the products before you go. Read More...