DAMNOEN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET

LOCATION Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi, Thailand

OPENING HOURS 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Daily

Visit the famous floating market of Bangkok, called Damnoen Saduak. Not only is this a huge hit with the visitors but also is a delight for both photographers and foodies. The 100-year-old market is full of hundreds of vendors and customers who sell and buy different things while floating in small rowing boats. So, don't forget to pick up your souvenirs from here! Most visitors who come to Bangkok want to visit a floating market and many of them will end up here. Don’t let that put you off though as it’s an enjoyable morning out of the city.

Take a bus from the Southern Bus Terminal to Samut Sangkhram Ratchaburi province, 80 km southwest of Bangkok. You can then walk along the passageway to the market, or take a boat to the market pier.

CHATUCHAK MARKET

LOCATION Kampaengphet 3 Road, Khwaeng Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Bangkok

OPENING HOURS 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Clothes, shoes, handicrafts, jewellery, plants, animals, furniture, food. You name it, Chatuchak has got it. A whopping assortment of some 8, 000 stalls make Chatuchak the largest market in Southeast Asia.
For all the manic shopaholics out there, it’s almost like dying and reaching a shopping heaven. Chatuchak is huge, chaotic and easily confusing. Just keep making your way through the crowd and into the narrow sois (lanes), overflowing with goods of all sorts. Some of them you always wanted and some you never knew existed but would still want to buy: that little black dress, a Fendi handbag (fake but never mind), plastic flowers, a snake (yes, that’s right!) - there’s nothing you can’t find here. And bargaining is the name of the game in Chatuchak.
Word of advice - if you like something, pick it up that very moment because if you leave it for later, you might not see it again!
The market is divided into 27 colour-coded sections. Sections 5, 6, and 10 to 24 are for clothes. For furniture and other home accessories, head to sections 2 to 4 and for antiques and handicrafts, sections 22 to 26.

Don't Forget to Buy:

  • Clothes
  • Footwear
  • Bags
  • Souvenirs
  • Silk
  • Ceramics
 

 

TERMINAL 21 SHOPPING MALL

LOCATION 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m., daily

Travel the world in this 9 storey mall, housing world famous cities under one roof. Shop in Tokyo City, explore the many fashion brands at Paris’ Champs-Elysees, take a walk down London’s Carnaby Street, bargain at Istanbul zouk, and satiate your taste buds at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. One look at the building from outside and you feel like you are entering a 21st century airport, the theme continues once you are inside. The mall houses about 600 shops, a Cineplex, a Gourmet Market, and a food court with all kinds of mouth-watering delights.

 

CHINATOWN

LOCATION Yaowarat, Bangkok

Chinatown is a historic district in Bangkok; it’s the oldest district in Bangkok. There is an aura of the old Thai tradition and culture intermingled with that of the Chinese in the Chinatown. There are many streets, side alleys and corners in Chinatown worth taking a walk to. Chinatown is most famous for the plethora of shopping and eating options it provides to people traversing its old paths. Shopping for gold and gold products is almost taken for granted in Chinatown. There is a dense concentration of gold shops in Chinatown. There are numerous stalls all along the street selling various items ranging from souvenirs to Chinese traditional art and craft to cheap apparels. If you feel hungry, there are plenty of options to choose from. Chinese as well as Thai restaurants are scattered all over the place – just walk in any one of them and try the delicious dishes
Don't Forget to Buy

  • Gold products
  • Souvenirs
     

PATPONG NIGHT MARKET

OPENING HOURS 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Another one of Bangkok’s fascinating local markets, the lively Patpong Night Market is a must-visit for ardent shoppers. Souvenirs, clothes, watches, jewellery and cheap knock-offs of expensive, luxury brands; one can find just about anything in Patpong.

As with local markets in Bangkok, bargaining is a must in Patpong too! There are also several bars and clubs in the area and numerous food stalls where you can gorge on delicious local Thai food

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Clothes
  • Watches
  • Jewellery
  • Souvenirs

 

PLATINUM SHOPPING MALL

LOCATION Petchburi, Ratchathewi (next to Pantip Plaza)

OPENING HOURS 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., daily

If you are looking for great deals on clothing and accessories, Platinum Shopping Mall is your best bet. This six-flour wholesale centre is perfect for anyone looking for a great bargain. Here you will find everything from children’s wear and men and women’s clothing, to fashion accessories, souvenirs and gifts.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Wholesale fashion clothing and accessories

PRATUNAM MARKET

LOCATION Phetchaburi Soi 21

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Come here to sift through the latest in fashion at dirt cheap rates. You can easily spend half a day here as the area has an overwhelming 4,000 shops! Also located a short walk away is the famous Indira Mall which is home to hundreds of small shops selling everything from clothes and accessories, to gadgets and lots more. There is even a food court on the second floor, in case you get hungry while shopping.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Clothes
  • Accessories
  • Gadgets

 

LAMBERT GEMS

LOCATION 807-809 Soi 17 Silom Road | Silom Shanghai Building 4th Floor, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

OPENING HOURS Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Head to one of Bangkok’s speciality jewellery shops, located in the heart of Bangkok and select from a range of top quality pearls and other gems. The store has also got a special mention by Luxx Guide, Bangkok Airways and the Financial Times.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Pearls and other precious gems

 

PARADISE PARK

LOCATION 61 Srinagarindra Rd, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand

OPENING HOURS 10.30 a.m.- 9.30 p.m., daily

Formally known as Seri Centre, this shopping mall has an eye-catching design and is a mix of high-street fashion and contemporary lifestyle. Spread across five floors, you will find over 700 retail stores, a Cineplex with 3D screens, along with an entire floor dedicated to Thai fashion, technology, food, home décor, banking and wellness.

ASIATIQUE THE RIVERFRONT

OPENING HOURS 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Chao Phraya River, Asiatique the Riverfront is a swanky, bustling shopping mall and one of Bangkok’s most happening places. From over 1,500 boutiques, an assortment of culinary delights and several entertainment options; Asiatique offers a varied and exciting shopping experience along with fantastic riverside views.Don't forget to stop by the Calypso Show that features a cabaret by the ladyboys. It is home to a 4D Theatre too.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Spa products

 

CENTRAL WORLD

LOCATION Ratchadamri Rd., Thailand; Nearest BTS: Siam, Chidlom

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Yet another one of Bangkok’s lavish shopping malls, CentralWorld has everything from shopping to entertainment and good food. CentralWorld houses stores of trendy fashion brands including Zara, Mango, Timberland and many more. There is also a 15-screen cineplex in the mall as well as an open ice-skating rink and a huge number of cafes and restaurants.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Luxury brands

SIAM PARAGON

LOCATION 991 Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10330

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., daily

From high street fashion to the latest high-tech gadgets, from sports cars to the best in home décor, this swanky megamall in Bangkok is a must-visit for all shopaholics. The mall houses some of the best international brands, Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium, a 16-screen Cineplex, and a wide selection of world cuisine.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • International labels

MBK

LOCATION 444 Phayathai Rd., Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand, Nearest BTS: National Stadium

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.,

One of the most popular shopping malls, both among tourists and residents, MBK is 8 stories high and home to hundreds of shops, restaurants and outlets.
An absolute paradise for shoppers, MBK offers a variety of goods both authentic and knock-offs, available at affordable prices. These include electrical gadgets, high street fashion, jewellery, etc. MBK is also connected to Siam Paragon shopping mall and the Siam Discovery.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Authentic and knock-off goods

THE EMPORIUM

LOCATION Soi Kasem, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m

A luxury shopping mall in Bangkok and perhaps also the first of its kind in the city, The Emporium is a popular hub for shopping, dining and entertainment. Shop for the latest in world fashion or get your hands on a trending high-tech gadget; at the Emporium it’s impossible to not shop! The mall also offers a number of good restaurants and food courts serving all types of international cuisine.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Luxury brands

SARTO DI MODA

LOCATION 505 Sukhumvit Road, (Main Road - Between Sukhumvit Soi 27 and 29), Bangkok

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sarto di Moda has achieved international fame for making some of the finest hand-made suits and shirts. Sarto di Moda uses only the finest fabric and a lot of effort is put into getting a shirt of a suit tailored. At the Sarto di Moda, you can get yourself a custom tailored single breasted or double breasted suit, outerwear and dress shirts. For the ladies, Sarto di Moda has custom tailored pant suits, skirt suits, outerwear and blouses.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Suits
  • Skirt suits

SIAM CENTER AND SIAM DISCOVERY CENTER

Siam Center and Siam Discovery Center is a popular shopping mall in The Siam district of Bangkok. The shopping malls provide you with a plethora of options when it comes to shopping for apparels, electronic or trying out the tantalizing cuisines of Thailand. You can shop for branded apparels, shoes, bags, accessories, electronic goods and jewelries at the malls.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Apparels
  • Electronic goods

KHAO SAN ROAD

LOCATION Banglamphu district, Bangkok

Located about a block from the beautiful Chao Phraya River, the Khao San Road is also known as the backpackers’ district thanks to an array of cheap accommodations available here. But for an average tourist, Khao San Road means great shopping, happening nightlife and exotic restaurants. The street is lined with shops from where you can buy souvenirs and apparels. The bars in Khao San Road are famous for being the noisiest and the liveliest.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Apparels
  • Souvenirs

CENTRAL WORLD PLAZA

LOCATION Rajdamri Road, Patumwan, Bangkok

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily

Central World Plaza is the sixth largest shopping complex in the world and the largest in Bangkok! The saying ‘shop till you drop’ is most fitting for Central World Plaza. There is a plethora of international and national branded shops to choose from. You can shop for apparels, toys, electronic goods, accessories and many more things at the Central World Plaza. The shopping complex also has a wide array of restaurants and bars where you can try delicious cuisines and head out for an evening of music and drinks.

 

GAYSORN SHOPPING MALL

LOCATION 999, Pleonchit Rd., Pathum Wan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

OPENING HOURS 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., daily

This high-end white marble shopping complex houses luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Hugo Boss, to name a few. You will also find some of Thailand’s most innovative designers here, including Fly Now, Senada Theory and Kloset Red Carpet. The mall is within walking distance from other shopping complexes like CentralWorld and Erawan.


Don't Forget to Buy

  • Luxury brands

PAK KHLONG TALAT (FLOWER MARKET)

LOCATION Chak Phet Road, the Memorial Bridge or Saphan Phut Chao Phraya pier

OPENING HOURS Open 24 hours

Pak Khlong Talat is a charming market in Bangkok selling fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables. This is also the largest wholesale flower market in Bangkok and greets you with myriad colours and fragrances. Choose among countless varieties (tulips, iris, orchids, jasmine, lilies, roses and more) of flowers and buy them for unbelievable prices. If not buy, you can simply take a round of the market and soak in the beauty of the colourful and bright flowers.
Small shops and kiosks line both sides of the road and sell a number of floral decorations, vases, garlands and other accessories in addition to bunches and bouquets. What's more, this market is open 24 hours and is at its liveliest best past midnight.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Fresh flowers

PENINSULA PLAZA

LOCATION Ratchadamri between Grand Hyatt Erawan and The Regent

OPENING HOURS 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., daily

Located in a French-style multi-storey building, this exclusive shopping centre houses more than 70 boutiques and exudes an old-world charm. Popular with the rich and wealthy, the mall carries brand names like Versace and Gucci, as well as diamonds, Swarovski crystal, sheer fabrics, antiques and silverware.

Don't Forget to Buy

  • Luxury brands

MANSION 7

LOCATION Ratchadaphisek 14 Alley, Lane 2, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand

OPENING HOURS 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Technically a “boutique thriller mall“, Mansion 7 really is a haunted house-themed shopping experience. Easily Bangkok's most bizarre mall, it welcomes visitors with a frightening claw. All the outlets in the mall have their unique decors and designs to suit the theme of the mall. You may find every product available with some 'horror' twist. Walk in to the fun-fair style central courtyard to play games. It also houses two bars including a beer bar that has Hoegaarden and Warsteiner on tap. But the main attraction is the haunted house. Yes, two complete floors of starts and frights courtesy the multiple shows starting every half hour! Food lovers can also find cuisine with a twist in it. Pick from the likes of Devil Mousse, Black Thai Noodles or a blood-group customized Green Papaya Salad. The mall aims to attract customers who are always on the lookout for stuff that is unique and different. So, if you've never visited any unusual mall like this, a trip to Mansion 7 is a must.