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10 Best Shopping Malls In Bangkok (The Ultimate Guide)

When you are visiting Bangkok, there are only two rules to follow. One, you can never leave the bustling city without trying all the scrumptious food the bustling city has to offer. Two, you should never leave the capital of Thailand empty-handed. In this list, we will help you with the latter rule! Come along, we are taking you on a virtual tour of the best shopping malls in Bangkok.

2019 Guide: Shopping Malls in Bangkok Thailand

1. Siam Paragon

Photo: Siam Paragon (Facebook)
Photo: Siam Paragon (Facebook)
Photo: Siam Paragon (Facebook)

Known for high-end brands. 

Kicking off the list with a popular shopping mall located in the center of Bangkok. Meet Siam Paragon, a must-visit for both locals and tourists alike. Containing more than 250 shops, you will find high-end brands including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Karl Lagerfeld. The Instagram-worthy mall also houses the largest foreign language bookstore, Kinokuniya, and first-class cinema. Are you feeling fancy?

Pro-tip: Get a 5% discount on certain purchases when you apply for a Tourist Discount Card.

Location: 991 1 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330

Station: Siam BTS Skytrain station

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

2. CentralWorld

Photo: CentralWorld (Facebook)
Photo: CentralWorld (Facebook)
Photo: CentralWorld (Facebook)

Known for street concept mall and extensive shops. 

Siam Paragon is definitely worth seeing at least once in your lifetime, but it isn’t exactly affordable. Introducing CentralWorld, a mega-shopping mall with the most exciting shops. With a street concept, discover everything under the sun including clothing boutiques, funky fashion, beauty salons, and even an ice-skating rink! Being one of the largest shopping malls in Bangkok, you will need to spend at least half of your day here.

Location: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Station: Chidlom, Siam.

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

3. MBK Shopping Center

Photo: MBK Shopping Center (Facebook)
Photo: MBK Shopping Center (Facebook)
Photo: MBK Shopping Center (Facebook)

Known for extensive shops and affordable shopping.

Legendary is the right word to describe the MBK Shopping Center. With eight floors in total, it houses more than 2,000 shops! The giant shopping mall is bargaining heaven for clothes, fashion accessories, handbags, and even electronics. Make sure to check out the local food courts to feast on Bangkok’s famous street food, with air conditioning. Time to brush up your negotiating skills!

Location: 444 Phayathai Road, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Station: National Stadium

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

4. Central Embassy Shopping Mall

Photo: Central Embassy (Facebook)
Photo: Central Embassy (Facebook)
Photo: Central Embassy (Facebook)

Known for high-end brands and restaurants. 

If Crazy Rich Asians shop for themselves, they will be shopping at Central Embassy Shopping Mall. We are talking about all the good things in life including high-end brands, fine dining restaurants, and fancy cinemas. With minimal interior design, the luxurious shopping mall exudes a relaxing ambiance. Find designer stores such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Versace, and Givenchy here!

Location: 031 Phloen Chit Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Station: Ploen Chit

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

5. Emporium Emquartier

Photo: Emporium Emquartier (Facebook)
Photo: Emporium Emquartier (Facebook)
Photo: Emporium Emquartier (Facebook)

Known for high-end brands and high street brands. 

Emporium Emquartier is a shopping mall that has a good mixture of everything. From high-end brands similar to Central Embassy Shopping Mall to high street brands such as Zara, Uniqlo, and H&M. With more than 1,000 stores available, the shopping mall is broken down into three zones; “The Glass Quartier”, “The Helix Quartier” with more than 50 restaurants, and “The Waterfall Quartier” which houses a waterfall in the central atrium.

Location: 693, 695, 622, 626 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Station:  Phrom Phong BTS Station

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

6. Siam Discovery

Photo: Siam Discovery (Facebook)
Photo: Siam Discovery (Facebook)
Photo: Siam Discovery (Facebook)

Known for its architecture. 

Siam Discovery is a shopping mall like no other. Designed by a Japanese company, Nendo, Siam Discovery has a memorable appearance. Offering an array of products from different parts of the world, you will find Japanese and American brands. Apart from shopping, check out the notable Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the only museum of its kind in Thailand.

Location: 989 Rama I Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Station: Siam BTS Station

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

7. Siam Center

Photo: Siam Center (Facebook)
Photo: Siam Center (Facebook)
Photo: Siam Center (Facebook)

Known for fashion-forward selections.

If you are looking for trendy fashion pieces, Siam Center is the shopping mall that you are looking for. It carries pieces from up-and-coming Thai designers and international brands including Pull & Bear, Lush, Adidas, and Victoria’s Secret. The trendy shopping mall is fun to explore as well with colourful stairways, and trees from blonde wooden blocks!

Location: 979 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Station: Siam BTS Skytrain Station

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

8. Terminal 21

Photo: Terminal 21 (Facebook)
Photo: Terminal 21 (Facebook)
Photo: Terminal 21 (Facebook)

Known for its different world city themes. 

Get ready shop until you drop, and snap until your memory is full. Terminal 21 is famous for its different world city themes. In one blink, you will be transported to London from Tokyo! With travel in mind, even the receptionists from the information counter are dressed in flight attendant’s uniforms. Apart from international shops, you will find international food available at Terminal 21 as well!

Location: Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Station: Asok

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

9. Platinum Fashion Mall

Photo: Platinum Fashion Mall (Facebook)
Photo: Platinum Fashion Mall (Facebook)
Photo: Platinum Fashion Mall (Facebook)

Known for wholesale and affordable shopping. 

Think of Chatuchak Weekend Market, but with air conditioning. Platinum Fashion Mall is a wholesale fashion and accessories shopping mall. It has more than 1,300 small stores spread on four floors. Find different pieces imported from other countries including Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and India! This place is definitely for serious bargaining only!

Pro-tip: Buy to three to four items from the same store to get a discount.

Location: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Station: Ratchathewi or Chidlom BTS Skytrain

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

10. Pantip Plaza

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Photo: Pantip Plaza (Facebook)
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Known for electronics selection. 

Pantip Plaza is also widely known as the mother of all electronic shops in Thailand. Here, you will find all things tech from laptops, tablets, cameras, printers, digital cameras, and even MP3 players. All of these items at good prices that are hard to say no to! Even if you can’t get a discount, always ask for some freebies instead, Careful, this shopping mall openly sells counterfeit items, too.

Location: Phetchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Station: Phayathai or Ratchathewi Station

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Shop until you drop!

That’s the end of 10 Best Shopping Malls In Bangkok. Clearly, there are so many shopping spots to discover in Bangkok, and shopping malls are just the tip of the iceberg.  From morning markets to night markets, the list goes on. If you are planning a trip to Bangkok, be sure to get a luggage bag just for all the things that you are about to buy! Happy shopping from all of us at Bangkok Foodie!

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