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Shopping in Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is one of the best places in Asia for shopping and visitors will be spotlight for choice with the huge, glitzy shopping malls, department stores, small shops and bustling street markets. Both Bangkok and Chiang Mai have excellent night markets.
Good buys include Thai silks and cottons, leather goods, batiks, silver and gold, pottery with celandine green glaze, precious and semiprecious stones (in particular rubies and sapphires are indigenous to Bangkok), pearls, dolls, masks, painted umbrellas, lacquer ware, pewter ware, bamboo and wood artifacts and bronze ware.
The weekend market at Chatuchuk in Bangkok is a regular cornucopia with hundreds of stalls stocking items ranging from genuine antiques to fighting fish.
Tailor-made clothes are also good value and can be made in a matter of days, yet the standard is very high.
Duty free shops are located throughout the country and items can be purchased there and delivered to the airport in time for the departure flight. Value Added Tax ( 7% ) can be refunded on goods bought in shops labeled 'VAT Refund for Tourists', where there is a minimum transaction of ฿2,000 including VAT.
VAT Refund Application for Tourists forms are completed at the time of purchase and it is necessary to show one's passport.Cash refunds (minimum ฿5,000) can be obtained in the airport departure hall and often the goods
purchased must also be shown.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak (or Jatujak; Thai: จตุจักร) weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Bangkok, and largest of the world. Frequently called J.J., it covers over 35 acres (1.13 km²) and contains upwards of 15,000 stalls. It is estimated that the market receives between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors each day. Most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
The market offers a wide variety of products including household items, clothing, Thai handicrafts, religious artifacts, collectibles, foods, and live animals for your shopping style at Bangkok..
Chatuchak market is adjacent to the
Kamphaengphet station (MRT) of the Bangkok Metro, or about a 5-minute walk from the Mo Chit (หมอชิต) Skytrain (BTS) station and Suan Chatuchak(Chatuchak Park) station(MRT). Open Hours: 08:00 - 18:00 on weekends and Fridays (wholesale day). Plant shops are open Wednesdays and Thursdays too from 07:00 - 18:00.
Si Lom (or Silom, Thai: สีลม) is a road in Bang Rak district, Bangkok, Bangkok. It is a entertainment and shopping
district in Bangkok's capital, adjacent to Sathorn business district. This causes a heavy load of traffic not only during rush hours that is considered to be the most dense of the city. More Details
Suan Lum Night Bazaar
was the market in Bangkok's Pathumwan , wan District , at the intersection of Rama IV Road. located on the land owned by the Crown
Property Bureau. It opened in 2001, and had closed by early 2011. The developer of Suan Lum nightbazaar has bought a large piece of land on Ratchadaphisek Rd. More Details
China Town, Yaowarat
Chinatown is located in one of the oldest areas of Bangkok. It represents the resettlement of Chinese on the Western bank of Chao Phrata river
Rama I moved the capital of the kingdom from Thonburi to Rattanakosin. From there Chinese traders operated maritime Junk trade between (Siam) and China throughout the Rattanakosin period. More Details
(Thai: พัฒน์พงษ์, "Phatphong") is an Entertainment district in Bangkok, catering mainly, though not exclusively, to foreign tourists and
expatriates.While Patpong is internationally known as a red light district at the heart of Bangkok. is in fact only one of numerous red-light districts some catering primarily to Thai men and some others, More Details
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Siam Paragon, a 15-billion-baht project covering 5000,000 sq.m., will offer over 250 world class brand names and local brand names under one roof, as well as a Department Store, Supermarket, and Edutainment and Entertainment Center. It is on course to become the largest shoppng complex in South East Asia.
Siam Paragon is a joint venture between Siam Piwat and The Mall Group, two of the most prominent retail realestate development in Bangkok. The fifty fifty joint venture is registered as Siam Paragon Development Co., Ltd. and Siam Paragon
Retail Co., Ltd. with 600-million baht initial capitalization. Siam Paragon has been conceived as a national showpiece for Bangkok. It is located on extremely prestigious land belonging to Sra Prathum Palace in the heart of the city. The project is intended to enhance Bangkok as a World-class detination by offering the best shopping experience in town to locals and tourists alike. The intention is to stimulate the economy and foster confidence among foreign investors.
The MBK Center management reports daily visitor numbers of more than 100,000, half of whom are young Thai people and a third foreign visitors.
The MBK Center is very popular amongst tourists, particularly Western tourists. It is also very popular with Thai residents with the majority of shoppers being native Bangkok residents. Knockoff items can be found in abundance at this shopping complex, but prices are much higher than one would expect. Many stores selling authentic merchandise are also available. MBK Center is connected to the Siam Discovery and Siam Paragon shopping center by elevated walkways,
is an indoor IT
shopping mall located on New Phetchaburi Road inRatchathewi district, Bangkok, Thailand. The sale of counterfeit
Gaysorn plaza Gaysorn Plaza (pronounced Gay-sawn) is a shopping mall located on the Ratchaprasong shopping district, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Pantip Plaza is open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM. The stores within the plaza are free to operate their own hours. However, by 10 AM to 10.30 AM many stores aren't open and by 7:30 PM to 8 PM, many of the stores are already closing down. More Details
The mall contains international high-end brands such as, Louis Vuitton,Gucci, Prada, Givenchy, La Perla, Christian Dior, Loewe, Fendi and Hugo Boss. Gaysorn has five levels with more than 100 shops over an area of 12,600 square metres. More Details
The Emporium is a luxury shopping mall in Khlong Toei district, Bangkok , Thailand, which opened in 1997. It is owned and operated by The Mall Group and another huge mall, Siam Paragon.It is located on Sukhumvit Road at Sukhumvit Soi 24 beside Queen's Park and connected directly to the Phrom Phong Station on Sukhumvit Line of the BTS Skytrain by a footbridge. It is owned by the same company as Siam Paragon and its direct competitor isCentral Group. Both companiesalong h hypermarket operators Carrefour, Tesco Lotus, and Big C (the latter partially owned by Central Group) have turned Bangkok into a mall heaven, boasting a combined hundred locations. More Details
River City Shopping Complex
Central Department Store
River City Shopping Complex
is a shopping mall in Bangkok. It is Located alongside the Chao Phraya river on the Si Phraya Pier. Developed by the Italthai Group and
Central Department Store (Thai: สรรพสินค้าเซ็นทรัล) is a Thai department store chain, owned by Central Group.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group it opened on December 1, 1984 and it has a floor area of
47,567 m².When it was completed in 1984 the complex was awarded the Gold Medal for the “Best Commercial Complex” by the Association of Siamese More Details
The store sold a large variety of local and international newspapers and magazines and carried the name "Central Trading Store". This was the first chapter of Central Department Stores' history. More Details