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While Pratunam is not a shopping mall or department store proper, it is a fascinating outdoor market area that features hundreds of small clothing stalls selling at highly discounted prices, and is... Read More
While Pratunam is not a shopping mall or department store proper, it is a fascinating outdoor market area that features hundreds of small clothing stalls selling at highly discounted prices, and is especially good for wholesale. Not to be confused with the old Pratunam Center, which has since become the Palladium mall, Pratunam refers to the alleyways between the Baiyoke Tower and Petchaburi Road that are home to an endless array of packed market stalls, some covered and others out in the open street, selling mostly clothing, along with silver, jewelery, and other fashion accessories. You will be hard pressed to walk in here, as not only are the aisles incredibly narrow and packed with shoppers, but they are also full of food vendors and street sellers, making for the quintessential Asian street market experience. It's worth braving the crowds here just for the atmosphere, not to mention cheap clothing.
Petchaburi Road, across from Platinum Fashion Mall
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: For the cheapest clothing prices in town, Pratunam can't be beat.
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: For inexpensive clothing for Christmas gifts, you cannot beat Pratunam
- Best for Downtown Shopping Because: For inexpensive wholesale clothing in a convenient location downtown, Pratunam is tops.
- Best for Pathumwan's Best Shopping Because: for wholesale clothing and a great street market experience, Pratunam is hard to top.