in Bangkok is not limited to one or two major streets, but offers many
areas throughout the city affording ample choice and easy access. The
following is just a selection of some of the principal shopping districts.
department stores and luxury shopping malls are located in this area,
namely Central, Sogo, Gaysorn Plaza, Isetan, Zen, Amarin Plaza, Peninsula
Plaza, all of which together make the largest shopping promenade in
Bangkok. Furthermore, World Trade Centre and Narayana Phand Pavilion, host
the official handicraft centre selling items from all parts of the
country. Ratchaprasong Intersection is the gateway to several shopping
areas such as Sam Square-Mahboon Krong Shopping Centre and Pratunam
Road is the main artery of Bangkok’s commercial heart and is paralleled
by Surawongse Road, while Patpong runs crosswise between the two. Street
stalls also abound at night, most notably at Patpong’s famous night
leads into New Road which parallels the Chao Phraya River, and notable
shopping opportunities include gems and jewelry stores (Mahesak Road is a
gem trading centre), Oriental Plaza and River City shopping Complex.
Silom, Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s main thoroughfares, and the long
road is lined with shops, boutiques and modern shopping plazas ranging
from Soi 3 (Nana Nua) up to Soi 63 (Ekamai). Most shops and restaurants
are concentrated between Soi 3 and Soi 21 (Asoke) and along shortcuts
between Asoke and Ekamai.
is one of Bangkok’s biggest centres for ready-to-wear clothing. It is
very closed to (within walking distance) Pantip Plaza, the largest retail
and wholesale of computer hardware and software in Thailand.
close to the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Banglamphu has
a lively market where clothing is a popular buy.
on Yaowarat Road and Sampheng Lane, Bangkok’s Chinatown offers a
profusion of gold shops as well as two nearby traditional shopping places,
‘Ban Mo jewelry streets’ and ‘Phahurat Cloth Market’.
adjacent to Chatuchak Park, the week-end market, open on Saturday and
Sunday, is a Bangkok landmark where you can buy just about everything from
clothing to potted plants and everything in between - a paradise for
browsers and bargain-hunters alike. Chatuchak Weekend Market also offers
items of furniture and home decor. It is also where professional and
amateur art-lovers and artists meet.
next to Bangkok’s tallest Building is one of the city’s renowned
close to Pratunam Market, one of many shopping areas in Bangkok where you
can buy just about everything from clothing to handicrafts.
close to Bangkok Railway Station, is one of the city’s renowned
ready-to-wear clothing centres.