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34 Ultimate Shopping Guide in Bangkok – 2020

What comes up to mind when we talk about Bangkok? Yes, SHOPPPPPPING! Bangkok is best known for cheap-shopping paradise! BUT!! Are you sure you have been to all these places to shop!!??

No worries! I’m here to show you the guide of the Best Places to Shop in Bangkok IN 2020. Get your wallet and ready to SPEND!

1) Chatuchak Market

Photo via Lisheng Chang

It has become a must-visit place for tourists. It is the best place to buy souvenirs and all manner of other things. The main selling point of Chatuchak Market is it is so huge that you can literally find anything you want here! There are 8000 stalls and it is claimed to be the largest market in Thailand. Not only that! It is also one of the largest in the world!

Tips: This is the perfect place for bargaining! You can just walk away when the price is not what you want!

Operating Hours:
Wednesday: 7AM – 6PM
Friday: 6PM – 12AM
Saturday: 9AM – 6PM
Sunday: 9AM – 6PM

Location: Kamphaeng Phet Road | Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand


How to get there: Take the BTS to Mochit and follow the signs or the crowd

2)Asiatique the Riverfront

Photo via Juma

It has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city which are night bazaar and mall. It has over 1500 boutiques and 40 restaurants here! Besides shopping and eating, you can also be entertained by some of the incredible and unique shows here!

Tips: The better and fastest way to get here is by boat. Asiatique also operates free shuttle services between 4PM – 11PM

Operating Hours: 4PM – 12AM (Daily)

Location: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle

3)Pratunam

Pratunam is popular among the locals because of the wholesale fashion district. The best thing is most places will package and deliver straight to your hotel so you do not need to carry too many things around. The main selling point of this market is most of the shops here operate as wholesalers. Thus, it is a budget shopping heaven in Bangkok.

Tips: You are also allowed to bargain here! Remember to compare the price before you decide to get anything!

Operating Hours: 10AM – 8PM (Daily)

Location: Ratchaprarop Road | Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Ratchathewi Station and follow the sign

4)Siam Square

Siam Square is in essence where trends both emerge and are created. This is where fashionistas get a real taste of alternative style and shopping.

Tips: There are many unique cafes in here, check it out!

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 388 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Siam Station and take EXIT 1

5. Chinatown Market

You will get to find beautiful Chinese temples here. It is a well-known tourist attraction and food heaven! It is packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops. You will definitely want to revisit!

Tips: Bangkok Chinatown is the best place to visit during the Chinese New Year.

Operating Hours: Different stalls will have different operating hours.

Location: Yaowarat Road | Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

How to get there: Take MRT to Hua Lamphong Station and take Exit 1

6. Pantip Plaza

Pantip Plaza is literally the mother of all IT malls. This shopping center is filled with electronics of all kind. You can find all sort of gadgets here! You can even find lenses and accessories of camera that is hard to find here. From brand-new computers and tech accessories to pre-loved equipment, they have it all!

Tips: It is better to bring an expert friend or be educated about the products before you head to Pantip Plaza. The secret here is to take your time and compare prices.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 9PM (Daily)

Location: Phetchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Ratchathewi station and take Exit 4

7. Pak Khlong Talat (Bangkok Flower Market)

For those who love flower, you will never want to miss this place! Bangkok Flower Market is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. It has all kinds of popular flowers here. The best part is, the prices are extremely cheap.

Tips: The best time to visit is at pre-dawn or at 3 – 4PM. This is when the roadside transforms into a kaleidoscope of bright, blooming colors, as vendors receive floral goods from each flower-growing area in the country.

Operating Hours: 24 Hours

Location: Chakkraphet Rd, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin station. Go down under the bridge to the Central Pier and take the Chao Phraya express boat coming from your left, and get off at Memorial bridge(aka Saphan Phut). The flower market is a short walk away.

8. Platinum Fashion Mall

This is a must-go mall for shopping lovers! A total of 2500 shops are all gathered in Platinum Fashion Mall! You can buy fashionable clothes and accessories at wholesale prices. You also get to mix and match fashion items with cheaper price compare to the original prices at many shops. It goes like this – the more you buy, the cheaper it will get!

Tips: There are no changing rooms in the stall but you are allowed to exchange if it does not fit after you try it in your hotel or washrooms within the building.

Operating Hours: 9AM – 8PM (Daily)

Location: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Ratchadamri station

9. Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Night Market

This is where youngsters will spend their night here to shop or just to hang out. It is filled with retro, vintage and antiques items. Don’t miss out on the street food here! It is very nice at night as it is draped in colorful fairy lights.

Tips: You are allowed to bargain before purchasing it.

Operating Hours: 5PM – 1AM (Thursday – Sunday)

Location: Srinakarin Soi 51, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to On Nut Station or Udom Suk Station then catch a metered taxi or GRAB from there.

10. Ma Boon Khrong Center

It can also be called as MBK center. It has more than 2000 stores where you will spend at least 5 hours to shop around. Those who prefer shopping in air-conditioned places will love this place because you can find almost everything that the markets offer here at the same price. You will also find Thai souvenirs at a cheap price!

Tips: Since the price is cheaper so don’t compare the quality with those in Paragon.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to National Stadium station and follow the sign to MBK.

10)Union Mall

It is a hidden gem of budget shopping in Bangkok with less crowd. It is just one BTS station away from Chatuchak Weekend Market. You can shop for Korean and Japanese fashion here. It offers unique boutique stores with high quality products. The price here will be slightly higher compare to Platinum mall but the walkways and corridors are more spacious.

Tips: There will be a night market outside of Union Mall where Thailand university students will set up booths and sell things here.

Operating Hours: 11AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 54, Soi Lat Phrao 1 | Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao station

12. Victory Monument Market

It is a good choice for budget shopping in Bangkok has it offers many shopping options in malls, street market and stores along road alleys. Shopping at Victory Monument is more about street fashion and cheap accessories.

Tips: The best time to shop Victory Monument Market is from afternoon onwards.

Operating Hours: 24 Hours

Location: Phahonyothin Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Victory Monument Station

13. Central World

It is the largest shopping mall in Thailand and one of the world’s biggest. It has everything from luxury boutiques, the newest technology, restaurants, entertainment and so on. There is also an ice-skating rink here. Central World is so big that it has two department stores which are the Zen and Isetan. Both of them have a huge open area over several floors with many different brands.

Tips: Take the Sky Train and drop-off at either Chitlom or Siam BTS station. The mall is 5 minutes walking distance away from the station.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Chit Lom Station and take Exit 1

14. Terminal 21

It is a unique shopping mall with the concept of travel-inspired. Each floor’s design is inspired by the world’s most visited cities such as Rome, Paris, London, Istanbul, Tokyo, San Francisco and Hollywood. You can look for high quality clothes.

Tips: The ‘Pier 21 Food Court’ at the highest floor of Terminal 21 is well known for cheap and good taste

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Asok station

15. Siam Paragon

There is a big food court at the ground floor. It has many of the biggest international restaurant branches here. There is also a huge supermarket located at the ground floor with food from all over the world. They have both luxury and affordable shops here.

Tips: It is located a little west of Central World.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 991 Rama 1 Road, Puthumwan Bangkok, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Siam Station

16. Siam Center

It is just next to Siam Paragon. It is almost as big as Paragon and Central World. Not only that, it also has a darker and dimmer feel to it. The food court here is less crowded compare to the one at Paragon.

Tips: Get your tourist card at either of the customer relations counters (G and M Floor) by showing your passport.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 979 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Siam station

17. Central Chidlom

It is a best place to go if you are looking for a specific thing and don’t want to get distracted along the way. Central Chidlom is a pure shopping mall with no entertainment. However, it is a stylish 7-stories department store with a modern and friendly ambience.

Tips: Central Chidlom offers free porter service where the workers will help you to carry your shopping bags to your car boot.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 1027 Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Chit Lom Station

18. The Market

It is a new mall just opened this year and it is located nearby Platinum Mall, Bangkok. There is everything that you expect here from blog shops to cafes and massage parlors. It has everything under one roof.

Tips: Don’t forget to try out their soft-serve ice cream with tapioca pearls as toppings in Domo-Kun Café.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: Ratchadamri Road, 10400 Bangkok Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Chit Lom station and take the Exit 1

19. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Get a unique experience by shopping here! It is a famous floating market where it has local foods, fruits and products selling on boats. Feel free to take thousands of photos here.

Tips: The highlight here is food, food and FOOD!

Operating Hours: 8AM – 6PM (Daily)

Location: Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi 70130, Thailand

How to get there: There are air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses running from Bangkok Bus Terminal at the Southern Line to Damnoen Saduak daily.

20. Siam Discovery

It is smaller than Paragon and Central World but it is bigger than Siam Center. You will not get lost here as it is easy to find you way around. If you like pretty things, you will definitely love this mall!

Tips: Visit Madame Tussauds in Bangkok here on the 6th floor of this mall!

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 989 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Siam Station and take Exit 1

21. Big C Supercenter

Big C is one of the biggest supermarket chains in Thailand. You will get to find plenty of discounted items here! You will never want to miss this because it has varieties of tidbits at affordable prices.

Tips: Buy all kind of snacks here as souvenirs because it is really cheap!

Operating Hours: 9AM – 11PM (Daily)

Location: 97/11 Rajdamri Rd. | Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Chit Lom Station and take Exit 1

22. Emporium

It has a nice atmosphere with glamorous and glossy center. There are world-class designer brands here. Everything here is classy and it has many international luxury brands here.

Tips: If you’re looking for a high-class brand or high-class spa, this would be a good choice for you

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 622 ถนน Sukhumvit 24 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Phrom Phong Station and take Exit 2

23. EmQuartier, Phrom Phong

It is on the opposite site of Sukhumvit road. Expect to find a long list of designer brands here. There are also restaurants, offices, event halls and a garden with a waterfall. The higher you go, you will get to find more affordable brands.

Tips: Don’t forget to head to ‘The Waterfall Quartier’ to update your Instagram!

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 637 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok

How to get there: Take BTS to Phrom Phong Station and take Exit 1

24. Central Embassy Shopping Mall

It is an ultra-luxury lifestyle mall. It emphasizes the classy style through a white and neat minimalist interior and futuristic design.

Tips: There are direct links between both Phloen Chit and Chit Lom BTS.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Daily)

Location: 1031 Phloen Chit Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Chidlom Station or Ploen Chit Station

25. Gaysorn Village

If you are looking for high class and luxurious products, Gaysorn Village will be your perfect choice. It is very relaxing to shop here because there’s lesser crowd here.

Tips: The Statue of Lakshmi (the Goddess of Luck, wealth and fortune) can be found on the 4th floor

Operating Hours: 10AM – 8PM

Location: 999 Ploenchit Road, Ratchaprasong Junction

How to get there: Take BTS to Chit Lom Station and take Exit 6

26. King Power Rangnam

Explore an impressive range of designer brands and beauty products. It is the first duty-free shop in Thailand.

Tips: Only limited quantities of liquids, aerosols and gels or similar substances may be taken of board an aircraft in your hand-carry luggage.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 9:30PM (Daily)

Location: 8 Rang Nam Alley, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Victory Monument Station

27. Jim Thompson – Surawong

It is one of the brand’s longest-running boutiques. It is well-known for its stylish and outstanding items and their high-quality silk and fabrics.

Tips: Tourists can redeem a VAT refund at all Jim Thompson Stores

Operating Hours: 9AM – 9PM (Daily)

Location: 9 Thanon Surawong, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

How to get there: It is just a few minutes away from the Sala daeng BTS station and a 10-minute walk from Silom MRT station.

28. B-Gallery Fashion Mall

It can also be called as Baiyoke Gallery Fashion Mall. It is one of the many wholesale malls opened in Bangkok. It is a modern and spacious mall.

Tips: Bargaining is advisable, though most of the prices on dresses, T-shirts, accessories and electronics are quite cheap.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 9PM (Daily)

Location: 1 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Ratchathewi Station

29. Shibuya 19 Shopping Mall

It follows the same concept as Platinum Mall and it is located right opposite of it. Although it is smaller than other malls but it provides a different angle in focusing on young fashion.

Tips: Bargaining is very common here but you may have to but more than one piece to get discount.

Operating Hours: 9AM – 6PM

Location: อาคาร ชิบูญ่า ประตูน้ำ 919 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Ratchatewi or Chit Lom Station

30. Palladium World Shopping Mall

It is bigger and cheaper than Platinum Fashion Mall. It follows the same style of its more famous neighbor with a bazaar type of layout.

Tips: Don’t expect the most cutting edge fashion here.

Operating Hours: 9AM – 8PM

Location: Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Chit Lom Station

31. Robinson Department Store

If you are looking for cheap bags and clothes, this will be a good choice for you. Robinson Department Store is one of the local’s favourite shopping spots. There are few branches in Thailand but the biggest in Bangkok is the Sukhumvit branch.

Tips: They launch sales quite often!

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM

Location: 259 SUKHUMVIT ROAD, NORTH KLONGTOEY,WATTANA, BANGKOK 10110

How to get there: Take BTS to Asok Station

32. Don Don Donki

Not only Thailand stuff, but you can also buy cheap Japanese stuff here because the new Japanese Cheap Retailer is in Bangkok now! Don’t miss out here because you will be able to find a selection of imported Japan goods and foodstuff (WITH DISCOUNT!).

Tips: Do not miss out on the famous one — their baked sweet potatoes!

Operating Hours: Open 24/7!

Location: 107 Soi Sukhumvit 63, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Ekkamai Station or Thong Lor Station

33. Icon Siam

What? A floating market inside a shopping mall? YES, you are right. There is a floating market called Siam Sook on the ground floor on the mall. You can enjoy traditional Thai snacks, shop for regional handicrafts and generally get the floating market experience without leaving the mall.

This is also one of the largest shopping mall in Asia with 500 shops and 100 restaurants from more than 30 different countries.

Tips: Icon Siam mall has a name “Mother of All Malls”, if you have limited time to shop around, choose here!

Operating hours: 10AM – 10PM

Location: 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin Station

34. The Commons

This is a loft-like community mall in Thonglor. The Commons is divided into 4 sections – Market, Village, Play Yard, Top Yard. The entire mall is designed and decorated in vintage style so this is a good place to take photo too. Visit here if you want to grab some little vintage things.

Tips: Compared with other shopping malls, this place has lesser shopping options BUT there is a lot of FOOD OPTIONS.

Operating Hours: 8AM – 1AM

Location: 335 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

How to get there: Take BTS to Thonglor Station and Take Exit 3.

Well, now you can shop till you DROP!

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