Bangkok Journals

Big Buildings of Bangkok

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An October 2008 trip to Bangkok by SeenThat

Siam Paragon Photo, Bangkok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: A journal dedicated to Bangkok’s main non-religious buildings.

Amarin Plaza

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Attraction | "The Most Underrated in Bangkok: Amarin Plaza"

Amarin Plaza Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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One of the oldest and biggest shopping malls in Bangkok, the Amarin Plaza is also the most underrated among them. With over three-hundred high-end stores sharing five spacious floors, it offers everything between a traditional Thai coffee up to the best Thai handicraft and silks. Thus it is probably the best place in the city for purchasing a high-quality and distinctive souvenir from a visit to Thailand. Its attached spa is a proper ending for a bus...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 3, 2009

Amarin Plaza
496-50 Ploen Chit Road
Bangkok

Central Chidlom

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Attraction | "The Most Elegant in Thailand: Central Chidlom"

Central Chidlom Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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It could be defined as "yet another mall along the Sukhumvit-Ploen Chit-Rama I axis," but it is not. Central Chidlom is the most elegant and one of the most beautiful shopping centers in Bangkok, dating back to an era when they still resembled buildings. Humble in size, no other shopping mall in Bangkok compares to its classic shapes, tasteful decoration and smart design. Built in 1973 and covered up with shiny stones in shades of brown, this is the flagship store of the Central Group, the largest operator of such establishments in the country.Location and Access...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 3, 2009

Central Chidlom
Ploenchit Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
+66 02 655 7777

Siam Paragon

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Attraction | "Stylish in Thailand: Siam Paragon"

Siam Paragon Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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With no doubt there are smarter shopping malls in Bangkok, the Erawan Bangkok Boutique Mall and Gaysorn Shopping Mall are good examples, yet none of theses comes even closer to the immense dimensions of Siam Paragon. When opened, it surpassed Central World, though after the last went through an upgrade, Siam Paragon became the second largest shopping mall in town."Stylish" is a tricky definition, it highly depends on the judge’s background. The upper floors of Siam Paragon feature one of the most stylish shops in Bangkok; however the entrance level features a modern v...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 2, 2009

Siam Paragon
991/1Rama I Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10330
+66 (2) 610-9000

Central World Shopping Complex (CentralWorld)

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Attraction | "The Biggest in Thailand: Central World"

Central World Shopping Complex (CentralWorld) Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Talking about it in the USBack from Thailand, I attempted to describe the size of the upgraded Central World to a friend. He lives in Santa Fe and seldom has seen anything taller than a tree."Probably all the shops in Hollywood could fit within it comfortably," I told him."Also there I haven’t been," was the dr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 2, 2009

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

Baiyoke Tower II

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Attraction | "Tallest in Thailand: Baiyoke Tower II"

Central World Shopping Complex (CentralWorld) Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Located in Ratchathewi, near the Central World Plaza, the Baiyoke Tower II is Thailand’s tallest building, reaching slightly above 300m (there are various versions; with its antenna it reaches almost 330m). The building can be seen from far away, making it one of the better landmarks in Bangkok. For the vigorous visitor, it is possible to climb all the 2060 steps from the bottom to the top.The building main attractions are an observation floor (77th), the "Roof T...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 28, 2009

Baiyoke Tower II
222 Rajprarop Road
Bangkok