Type: Malls, Shopping Centers
Bangkok's number one high tech mall. Anything you want or need having to do with computers, cameras, and any electronics, this is the place to come. While there is plenty of decent and legit hardware... Read More
Bangkok's number one high tech mall. Anything you want or need having to do with computers, cameras, and any electronics, this is the place to come. While there is plenty of decent and legit hardware and software, the market is also notorious for pirated goods, but appears to have had a real facelift as of late, with few offers for copied software or porn like there used to be. The second floor food court in Pantip has an extensive array of eats if you need a break,and remember to try bargaining in many of the shops, even if the price is "fixed." It also pays to shop around, as the prices really do vary from stall to stall in this labyrinth of a shopping center.
- Shopping Malls and Centers, Downtown Shopping, Pathumwan's Best Shopping: "Remember to get the forms correctly filled out for the VAT refund (7%), which must be done properly in advance to be able to get the refund on the way out of the country. Some shops in Pantip won't give the VAT on certain items, these are usually grey market items, perfectly legit, but the price is already substantially lower than if you bought the product elsewhere with the VAT."
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers, Pathumwan's Best Shopping Because: For the greatest collection of IT products under one roof, Pantip Plaza is a Bangkok institution.
- Best for Downtown Shopping Because: For the widest range of all electronic goods and parts in an easy to get to spot, Pantip Plaza is Bangkok's best choice.