Mah Boon Krong (MBK)
Type: Shopping Centers
Maboonkrong, more commonly known as MBK, may not be as fancy as its neighbors Siam Paragon or Central World, but it is certainly as popular. Probably best known as the place to buy a mobile phone in... Read More
Maboonkrong, more commonly known as MBK, may not be as fancy as its neighbors Siam Paragon or Central World, but it is certainly as popular. Probably best known as the place to buy a mobile phone in Bangkok, this is actually just one floor of this large shopping mall that houses an excellent collection of clothing, shoes, department stores, restaurants, as well as a multiplex cinema. MBK tends to have big sales going on all the time, and the prices are far lower than its nearby designer counterparts. Due to this, it can be a rather crowded and confusing place to wander through, but don't let this deter you. The ethnic food court upstairs has a range of cuisine from around the world, and the mall is noted for various performances that go on outside in the big plaza, including the Japanese Cosplay Festival as well as the colorful Bangkok Tattoo Festival, both of which are annual events. Camera enthusiasts should head to FotoFile, one of Bangkok's best camera shops, with two locations in MBK.
- Shopping Malls and Centers, Pathumwan's Best Shopping: "MBK is accessed directly from the National Stadium Skytrain station, but as this is the last stop on the Silom line, it is almost more enjoyable and preferable to get off at Siam and make the leisurely stroll on the traffic free Skywalk that runs down from Chidlom past Central World and Siam Paragon, stopping as you need to shop."