While everyone goes to the mall to shop, or at least window shop, in Bangkok, going to the mall is a full on activity. While the heat and humidity outside make wandering the city downright oppressive at times, the shopping malls are a complete contrast, offering plenty of cool air, and lots of places to sit and relax. It's not only shopping that goes on in these spots, but world class spa treatments, eating, drinking, and all of the best designer shops. Check out the city's latest opulent offering, the snazzy EmQuartier, which features a waterfall, some of the highest end shops in town, and even an entire set of floors dedicated to fine dining. Other stalwarts like Siam Paragon, Terminal 21, and Central World all have luxury cineplex theatres, tons of dining options, and plenty to do other than just shop. For more specific items you'll need to head to specific malls. For electronics needs, make a beeline for Pantip Plaza, for mobile phones, head to MBK, and for high end designer goods, Gaysorn is a fine choice. All of the Central Malls, from Central World to Central Chidlom, are renowned for their gourmet markets with food and drink from around the world. In Bangkok you can even enjoy the upscale mall experience outside of the central city, with hotspots such as Paradise Park offering over 700 shops, a fitness center, and mammoth food court out on the eastern fringes of town.
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