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Name

Stars

Targets

Location and directions

Catwalk

Clothing shopSukhumvit soi 15 in zone Sukhumvit Rd

Central World

5

Label & fashion

Siam: directions in zone Siam-Chit lom 

Chatuchak

3

Markets

BTS skytrain Mo Chit or MRT subway Chatuchak

Emporium

5

Modern

Sukhumvit: BTS Phrom Phong skybridge connection

Erawan

5

Label & fashion

Siam: directions in zone Siam-Chit lom 

Esplanade Shopping Cntr

5

ModernRatchadaphisek Rd at MRT Thailand Culture Centre
Gaysorn5label & fashionSukhumvit line at BTS Chit Lom

MBK

5

Cosmo

Siam: directions in zone Siam-Chit lom

Pantip Plaza

3.5

Electronics

Ratchathewi directions in zone Ratchathewi 

Peninsula Plaza


TouristySiam: directions in zone Siam-Chit lom 

Platinum Mall

4.5

Clothing

Sukhumvit-Silom directions in zone Sukhumvit Rd

Ploenchit Center

CosmoSukhumvit-Silom directions in zone Sukhumvit Rd

River City

5

Touristy

on the Chao Phraya River

Robinson

4.5

Dept store

various locations

Siam Center

5

label & fashion

Siam: directions in zone Siam-Chit lom 

Silom Complex

Cosmo

Silom BTS: Sala Daeng

Siam Discovery Center

5

Cosmo

Siam: directions in zone Siam-Chitlom

Siam Paragon

5

Label & fashion

Siam: at the BTS skytrain station Siam

Siam Square

3Clothing

Siam: directions in zone Siam-Chit lom 

Tesco Lotus

4

Supermarkets

various locations

Thaniya Plaza

5

Golf mania

Silom  BTS: Sala Daeng

 
General introduction, Major Shopping Centres, Loyalty cards  and a few shopping items 
 
Bangkok offers you the extreme opportunty to indulge in "start the art" sophisticated shopping at 5 star premium label shopping centres as well as transcending history with a multiple chocies of markets that compliment Nationality, regions and themes. 
  
Bangkok has numerous department stores and shopping centres. The larger chains, like Central, Robinson, Tesco Lotus, Carrefour and The Mall, have branches in many location. Usually these are very large with an extensive range of specially goods, haicraft shops and supermarkets. Some have entertainment areas including cinemas, skating, rinks, video games or play areas for children and teenagers. Most centres have an area allocated for ‘theme’ sales or promotions e.g. computers/mobile telephone/electrical appliances, shoes/handbags.  



 

Store loyalty cards

Many of the large stores and chains offer royalty cards which offer further discounts, special deals, redeemable vouchers etc. They are either free or have a very small cost.    

Other shopping places 
Catwalk
59 Sukhumvit Soi 15 T: 02-651-0062. Open: 09.00-19.00 daily A few hundred metres down the soi on the left if you are coming from Sukhumvit, at street level of  Wattana Suites building. No name on shop. Stocks small sizes, nothing bigger than size 6 US/ size 10 Australia. Good range of desiner brand name: shorts, t-shirts, coats, ‘prom’ dresses, dressy daywear. We suspect by the name and the size range that these might be clothes that have been used for  photo shoots and fashion parades. Not cheap but good value for well-known labels.
Zone: Sukhumvit 
Central World      BTS line between Siam and Sukhumvit

Cnr Rama I and Ratchadamri Rds. BTS: Chit Lom T: 02-640-7000

5 star: Very large shopping complex: fashion, sports and outdoor.  
Open: 10.00-22.00 daily. Before you start check out the website or pick up a hard copy of the ‘Shopping Directory’ from any of the information booths. 
Zone: Siam <>  Directory Centres <> Map link  <> w: Central world 
 Asia book and Kinokuniya bookshop. Home to a Toys-R-Us, a Central food hall, along with cinema.

Chatuchak  (Jatujak) Market

Open:08.00-18.00 Sat-Sun, some shops open on Friday.  3 stars:   

This place is absolutely massive, largest outdoor markets in Asia.

Lots of trendy clothes for teens and young adults. E.g. one stall in Soi 18 stocks original, one-off Billabong board shorts while another stall has secondhand T-shirts that appeal to a very specific market. Just explore regularly to find something absolutely unique. Zone: Chatuchak  <> map link  <> w: Chatuchak Market

Access: BTS skytrain station and a brief (1km walk) past the Park.

Emporium   BTS line Sukhumvit

622 Sukhumvit Rd. (cnr Soi 24).  BTS: Phrom Phong T: 02-269-1000.

5 stars: Open: 10.00-22.00 daily.    

The complex includes the Emporium department stores and various specialty stores including designer stores (DKNY, Amani, Guess, Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, two bookshops (Kinokuniya and Asia Books), Gourmet Mart supermarket, Jim Thompson, Boots pharmacy, restaurants and a food court on the 5th floor.

Includes a cinema complex on the 6th floor and upmarket Thai crafts on the 4th floor.  Zone: Sukhumvit  <> map link  <> w: Emporium

Access: connects directly to BTS skytrain station Phrom Phong.  

Erawan    BTS line between Siam and Sukhumvit

Cnr Ratchadamri and Phloen Chit Rds. BTS: Chit Lom. 
Zone: Siam  <> map link  <> w: Erawan
Upmarket shopping centre, all the usual-name brand stores can be found here. Also home to the erawan tea room, Urban kitchen(food court) and slew of "wellness" outlets and dance fitness/studio on the higher floors. Open 10am -10pm daily. 
Esplanade Shopping Center

99 Ratchadaphisek Rd. MRT: Thailand Culture Center exit 3. 

Excellent indoor skateboarding venue located within the the skateboard shop on the ground floor.  Seven (7) complex housing multiple theatres including an Imax, Sub Zero ice skating rink, Blue-o-Rhythm and Bowl, with 24 lanes and 13 karaoke booths.


Zone: Ratchada  <> map link  <> w: Esplanade shopping Center
Gaysorn Plaza 
Positioning itself as a rival to the luxury retail complexes of Hong kong and Malaysia. Gaysorn House Bangkok's flagship stores for foreign luxury brands  including Luis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Fendi. The store on the Third floor featuring top quality Thai decorator goods make a visit worthwhile. They also have some interesting art and fashion exhibition on show  on the first floor on time to time. Open 10am -10 pm daily.
Zone: Siam  <> map link  <> w: Gaysorn Plaza

MBK (Mah Boon Krong)          BTS line Zone Siam

5stars: The popular peoples choice for most everyone    

Multi-level, maze-like shopping center, popular with locals for ‘market-style’ general shopping.   Clothing, especially for teenagers, leather goods, shoes electronics, mobile phones, computers and software, jewellery, music, furniture etc. Food court on the 5th floor, restaurants on the 6th floor. Tokyu department store is at the northern end.   

Zone: Siam  <> map link  <> w: MBK ( Mah boon Krong ) 

Access: sky bridge connection from BTS skytrain stattion National Stadium.

Pantip Plaza    BTS line between Sukhumvit and Siam

3.5 star - little dated lower prices (4 flrs)

Phetchaburi Rd (over the khlong and around the corner, 1km from Central World).

BTS: Ratchathewi Canal Pier 22    Zone: Ratchathewi  <> map link  <> w: Pantip Plaza

It's famous as a combined market and shopping complex of booths and shop dedicated to selling all types of computer hardware, software, peripherals, accessories and repair services at hard to beat prices. Pantip also has some good bookshops selling manuals, magazines etc in English.This venue is noted in Beginners Tour

Peninsula Plaza

153 Ratchadamri Rd. (next to the Four Season). BTS: Ratchadmari. Upmarket shopping complex with designer stores, branch of Asia books, a good restaurant on mezzanine floor plus several children’s toy clothing stores.

Platinum Mall         BTS line between Sukhumvit and Siam

Phetchaburi Rd. (opp Amari Watergate Hotel). BTS: Rahcthewi.

4 stars: Open 10.00-20.00 daily.     

Most stores sell wholesale and retail so do a deal for bulk amounts. 5flrs housing over 2,000 shops of clothing, shoes, fashion jewellery and accessories.

The sixth floor offers respite with a huge array of eateries.   

Zone: Ratchathewi  <> map link  <> w: The Platinum Mall

Tips: Many isles (Soi) to find your shop buddies remember the isle number.

BTS: Ratchathewi  Canal Pier 22  This venue is noted in Beginners Tour

Ploenchit Center

Sukhumvit Soi 2. BTS: Nana. Small centre with some outdoor stores, banks, Boots and a Villa Market in basement. Also has good restaurants locates on basement level.
Zone: Sukhumvit  <> map link 
River City

Yotha Rd. Off Charoen Krung Rd. (Next to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel). Pier: Si Phraya. Open: 10.00-21.30 daily.  Large complex on the banks of the Chao Praya River. Renowned as the Asian antiques centre. Also has stores with collectables, handicrafts and silk clothing.  Monthly antique auctions and regular exhibitions are held in the grand hall. Auction and exhibition details on their website.     Zone: Bang Rak   <> map link  <> w: River City

Robinson dept stores

various locations  4.5 stars

Wide range of general merchandise, including clothing.,electrical good and homeware. 


Zone: Sukhumvit  <> map link  <> w: Robinson dept stores

Each branch has a Tops supermarket.

Location: in Longdo map search their name to see all branches on the map  

Siam Center           BTS line Zone Siam

979 Rama I Rd (Siam Discovery  Centre). BTS: Siam. T: 02-658- 04444.

5 stars:   A variety of stores, particularly trendy clothing outlets. Inculdes Sarbucks, fast food outlets and a few restaurants. Zone: Siam  <> map link  <> w: Siam Center


Silom  Complex        BTS line Zone Silom

Si Lom Rd. BTS: Sala Daeng. MRT: Si Lom. Central, B2S, Power Buy, Bookmazine and several food outlets.
 Zone: Sathon-Silom  <> map link  <> w: Silom Complex

Siam Discovery Center      BTS line zone Siam

989 Rama I Rd. ( Next to Siam Center). BTS: Siam T: 02-610-8000.  

A ’lifestyle mall’ with a large number of specialty stores including decorative products, fashion, furniture, homeware and books. Mini Japanese department store on 3rd floor called The Loft, which has lots of interesting bits and pieces.

Zone: Siam  <> map link  <> w: Siam Discovery Center

Siam Paragon     BTS line zone Siam   

991 Rama I Rd. BTS: Siam. T: 02-690-1000.  

Zone: Siam  <> map link  <> w: Siam Paragon


Upmarket retail and entertainment centre with a large department store, Gourmet Mart, Power Mall, large cinema complex, Imax theatre and home to the Siam Ocean World aquarium. Also has a food court reputed to be the largest in the region. A children’s play area in located on the 3rd floor of the department store.  


Siam Square 
(opp Siam Center). BTS: Siam. In the sois connecting the two back streets you will find many clothing shops, with a good range for teenager s and children, electrical appliance stores, bookshops, including the CU Book center, as well as cinema. Location of Hard Rock Cafe.
Zone: Siam   <> map link

Tesco Lotus - low cost family supermarket chain

Superstore containing homewares, supermarket and fast food.


Opening hours are generally 08.00-21.00, although Sukhumvit Soi 50 branch opens at 06.00. See website for locations, opening times etc.   


Zone: Sukhumvit     <> map link  <> w: Tesco Lotus

Location: in Longdo map search their name to see all branches on the map

Thaniya Plaza - Zone: Silom   

 Soi thaniya, Si Lom Rd. BTS: Sala Daeng. MRT: Si Lom.   5 stars  

Golf lover’s heaven!  Zone: Sathon-Silom  <> map link  <> w: Thaniya Plaza

 Asia Books and some unique craft boutique on other levels. Over 200 stores all about Golf - it's awesome (if your into golfing) 

website shown within Golf tour page: website

Access:  skybridge walk directly from BTS skytrain station Sala Daeng










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Siam / Chit Lom / Phloen Chit @ Siam Centre 
Retail Tourism; upmarket shopping, entertainment

Low

High

High

Med


Ratchathewi @ 2kms North of Siam Centre - the city's backstage, mainly wholseale, and Suburbia & highest rooftop view 84 flrs

Med

Med

Med

Low


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Commercial biz area, many offices, hotels and retail shops and home of the infamous Patpong market 

Low

Low

Med

High


Sukhumvit Rd @ 3kms East of Siam Centre 

 "Farangville" (Foreigners), it's retail but some markets


Low

Low

High

High


Chinatown area  @ 3kms West of Siam Centre
Chinese infusion; trading post, lots of markets

High

High

Med

Low


Bang Lamphu / Khaosan Rd  @ 4kms West of Siam CentreInfusion or culture tourism, mix of markets cheap and trendy

High

High

Med

Med


Thonburi @ 5.3kms West of Siam Centre

The old Capital, many Canals (Khlongs) markets


High

High

Low

Low


Chatuchak @ 10kms North of Siam Centre

Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing


Med

Med

Med

Med


Lat Phrao @ 5kms West of Siam Centre, small markets more for locals, not considered a Tour destination

Med

Med

Med

Med


Rama IV Rd @ 2kms South of Siam Centre

small food market, local shopping - not really tourism

Med

Med

Med

Med








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