Best Places for Shopping in Downtown Bangkok

Bangkok is well known for its shopping possibilities. In fact, many would say it is the city's national pastime! And for those who want to indulge, downtown Bangkok is the best spot to do it in, with an incredible array of all the best shopping centers and malls to fulfill any shopper's cart. Here you will find the ultra luxury new Central Embassy Mall, as well as upscale Gaysorn Plaza, home to the highest end designer goods, located near to Bangkok's two most renowned shopping meccas; Siam Paragon and Central World. While you are here, it doesn't take more than a few minutes walk to pop into the user friendly Siam Center as well as Siam Discovery, which play second fiddle to the mega malls perhaps in name only. For wholesale clothing at fantastic prices, the outdoor Pratunam Market is an excellent choice. If electronics are what you are after, Pantip Plaza, the city's electronics center, is just another half block away. If you are looking for outdoor gear or sporting goods, don't forget to check out the less visited Amarin Plaza, which always seems to have mega sales going on. Whatever you are after, you can be sure to find it when out shopping in downtown Bangkok.



Siam Discovery is nowhere near as glitzy as Siam Paragon or the newly relaunched Siam Center next to it, but it is an easy to navigate straightforward downtown shopping mall without any of the gimmicks and many like its unpretentious atmosphere....  Read More



Amarin somewhat slips under the radar with the famed Siam Paragon, Central World, and plenty of other downtown malls nearby, but it is a pleasant surprise, as it is always having huge sales, and definitely worth a look. Outdoor and sports...  Read More



Recently relaunched, the longstanding downtown Siam Center now is as cutting edge, hip, and chic as any of Bangkok's shopping malls. It combines fashionable Thai designers along with big name foreign brands, along with plenty of hi tech and...  Read More



While not quite as famous as the nearby Central World, Central Chidlom is also a centrally located downtown seven floor departments store that has just about everything to make for a good shopping experience. The floors are easy to navigate,...  Read More



Perhaps Bangkok's most luxurious and upscale mall, Gaysorn sits across the street from Central World in the heart of central Bangkok and houses a collection of the most high end fashion brands and designs. Luis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, and all the...  Read More



Bangkok's number one high tech mall is set downtown and is easy to find. 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...  Read More



Positioned smack downtown and once known as the World Trade Center, the Central World Plaza is the third largest shopping complex in Asia, and even with the opening of nearby Siam Paragon, still remains one of the top shopping draws in Thailand....  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. Located smack...  Read More



Located in the dead center of Bangkok, Siam Paragon is all about big. One of Asia's biggest malls, featuring a 15 theater multiplex cinema which includes Asia's largest screen, the Siam Ocean World, which is Southeast Asia's largest aquarium, a...  Read More



Bangkok's newest opulent luxury mall doesn't disappoint. Named after the former British embassy gardens upon which it sits, this futuristically designed building is made out of shimmering aluminium tiles and seeks to pay homage to Thai temple...  Read More


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