Bangkok Journals

Shopping in Bangkok

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A travel journal to Bangkok by SeenThat

Central World Shopping Complex (CentralWorld) Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: If you are in a long trip in Asia, the moment when some shopping is needed will arrive. Bangkok is not a bad place for that despite that you won’t find first class European quality there; nonetheless, Bangkok is always an exciting city to visit.

Central World Shopping Complex (CentralWorld)

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Attraction | "Central World Plaza"

Central World Shopping Complex (CentralWorld) Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Missing this huge building at one of Bangkok's central junctions - where the two Skytrain lines meet - is difficult; especially since its massive renewal. The old and dark structure was replaced by huge amounts of glass and offers now a river of light.The old World Trade Center is called now Central World Plaza and is owned by the same group operating the Central shopping centers a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 16, 2007

Central World Shopping Complex (CentralWorld)
4 Rajdamri Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10330
+66 2 222 9855

Panthip Plaza

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Siam Center & Siam Discovery Center Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Lacking the shiny glamour of Bangkok’s biggest shopping malls, the three arches at Panthip Plaza’s façade may get lost among other attractions. Even if tempted by the snacks and coffee shops at its entrance, it takes some time to understand what’s going on there. As soon as it opens at 10am, the place gets crowded mainly with young Thai men. Most of them look anxious and in a big hurry, an atypical Thai state of mind. Others look furtive and carry around opaque pl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 4, 2007

Siam Center & Siam Discovery Center

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Attraction | "Siam Discovery Center and Siam Center"

Siam Center & Siam Discovery Center Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Two for the price of one!This timeless gimmick was improved by the Thais, who gave it gargantuan dimensions.Two malls for the price of one!The one is the oldest mall in Bangkok, it offers sober shops and the best cinema in Bangkok, while the second is aimed mainly for youngsters; in such a way the whole family is kept entertained.LocationSiam Center and Siam Discovery Center are twin shopping malls in Pathum Wan district, west from the Siam Square Skytrain junction and joined together by an elevated bridge. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 5, 2007

Siam Center & Siam Discovery Center
989 Siam Tower, Rama 1 Rd.
Bangkok, Thailand 10330
+66 (2) 658 1000-19

Pratunam Market

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Pratunam Market Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Pratunam Market is an exceptional market; not only for being the largest clothing one in Bangkok but also since few traditional markets have managed to survive at the very center of vibrant metropolises. Surrounded by modern shopping malls and supermarkets, Pratunam retains the looks of a traditional Thai market; moreover, no other place in Bangkok compares in variety and prices.The narrow and dark alleys - almost collapsing under the unforgiving pressure of the shops - are covered by improvised roofs, which provide protection from the weather and the noisy streets.Loca...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 7, 2008

Pratunam Market

Bangkok, Thailand

Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Attraction | "Chatuchak (or Jatujak) Weekend Market"

Pratunam Market Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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A magical gate into the Thai culture, the Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the most enjoyable attractions in Bangkok.AccessFew spots in the city are so accessible: the Skytrain, the subway and practically all the buses reaching Mo Chit - Bangkok's ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 11, 2008

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Paholyothin Road
Bangkok, Thailand

Touring Bangkok’s Shopping Malls

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Mangosteen, Mango, Longan and Anona Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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For a professional traveler taking too seriously a trade which is misunderstood by most humans, traveling across the world in order to visit a shopping mall and buy items from international brands available everywhere is almost a crime.While perpetrating such a scandal, he would have a handy excuse for the case an acquaintance would recognize him in his moment of weakness. A fake moustache would cover the embarrassing possibility of an innocent article on the New York Times front page featuring the incriminating photograph of the event.However, reality is more complex. While traveling for long periods of time, renewing stocks is unavoidable; after being for a while in places un...Read More

Shopping a Wat?

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Buddhas Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Few cities seem to be better positioned for earning the title of capital of the Multipolar Global Village than Bangkok. The cosmopolitan population, the myriad of visitors it hosts every year and the lack of imperial connotations, make it an ideal candidate. Beyond that, it's a shopping paradise which will keep troublemakers busy for eons.Shopping what? A Wat? Crossing the world and shopping the same brandish jeans available at my neighborhood's shopping mall? Here is my list of the seven best items to shop for while in Bangkok. 1. Thai SilkThai s...Read More