Not Your Ordinary Shopping Mall! 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Icon Siam, Bangkok – 2020

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As we all know, the Siam area is known as the shopping district in all of Bangkok. This trendy area is home to many well-known shopping malls and there is one shopping mall that may take your shopping experience to the next level.

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Meet the Thailand’s coolest and fanciest shopping mall — ICONSIAM. As the 4th largest mall in the world and a certified haven for luxury shopping in Bangkok, you can find high end down to budget fashion here. The stores are selling nearly everything you could think of.

Why would I say ICONSIAM is not your ordinary shopping mall? Well, this is because visiting here is like experience the whole of Bangkok in a mall. There are so many you can expect from this mall. If you are still thinking about whether to include this in your schedule, read on! I have compiled the 10 reasons why you should visit ICONSIAM!


Location: Charoen Nakhon Road, Klongsan
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
How to get there:
– Take the BTS train to Saphan Taksin BTS Station.
– Head to Sathorn Pier via Saphan Taksin BTS Station Exit 2.
– Take the ICONSIAM free shuttle boat available 9:00 am – 11:00 pm daily every 10 minutes.

#1 River Park

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In front of ICONLUXE, there is a riverside community space that allows visitors to enjoy an enchanting view of the Chao Phraya River amid lush, green auspicious trees. Moreover, each plant at River Park was carefully selected to relate its auspicious name with Thai beliefs and Thai-ness.

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River Park is the perfect place for you to take a relaxing stroll after finishing your exploration of IconSiam.

#2 The ICONIC Multimedia Water Features

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The light-and-sound dancing fountain is one of the best attractions in ICONSIAM. Situated on ICONSIAM’s River Park, this 400-meter long fountain is claimed as the longest fountain in Southeast Asia.

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At night, the lights and shooting water turn the riverside into a theater of sound and color. After you all-day shopping, you can come here to enjoy the river breeze and watch the dazzling musical fountain shows.

#3 The Indoor Floating Market – SOOK SIAM

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What? A floating market inside a mall? YES, ICONSIAM brings together all aspects of unrivaled Thai wisdoms, including arts, culture, tradition, food and way of life to the mall in the form of an indoor floating market. This is probably the best place for you if you do not want to deal with the heat outdoor.

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You must visit here for Thailand’s numerous local delights and there’s also a spread of food choices you can choose from. And YES, there are all EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE!

#4 The Paradise of Eatery – Alangkarn

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When I said ‘paradise’, not only because the food here is superb, but also this place is literally a PARADISE. There is a 15-meter tall waterfall in the dining zone and its beautiful string of water brings to mind the magical rains from the heavens which have always fed Thais for a long and prosperous time. Dining in such a beautiful environment is like dining in paradise!

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Alangkarn is a dining zone located on the 6th floor. For those who are cruising the streets looking for the best Thai eats in town, this is the place to be. You’ll find a comprehensive selection of restaurants here. There are 16 restaurants serving seafood, Thai food, Korean food, Japanese food, Indian food, etc. As for desserts, drinks and ice cream, there are another 12 eateries to choose from. Whatever style of food you like, you’ll be sure to find something that hits the spot on the 6th floor.

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Yeah, I know sometimes too many choices can bother you as well. So, I will list down some famous and signature ones for you!

  • Pad Thai Thip Samai
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This is the first pad Thai store to maintain their recipes, quality and good taste for over 79 years. A special menu at ICONSIAM only is Pad Thai of 9 Friends (9 different vegetables are included) and Pad Thai of 3 Friends (3 different mushrooms are included).

  • Lay Lao
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Every ingredient to create each dish is meticulously cared for in this restaurant as their cooking philosophy is “What we cook at home is what we serve at our restaurants to customers.” Signature dishes to try here include sea squid eggs, sea crab spicy salad, fried grouper with sour sauce. All these seafood menus use fresh ingredients to ensure rich tastes that go fantastically with a hot plate of rice.

  • Grand Palace
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For those who are looking for Chinese cuisine, Grand Palace is famed for its dim sum and Peking duck.

#5 Japan’s No 1 department-store chain – Siam Takashimaya

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You do not need to fly to Japan, Siam Takashimaya is literally a Little Japan as you will find everything you hope to look for in Japan here. It has a vast collection of fashion stores, enrichment centres, beauty salons, restaurants, fitness clubs & more!

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If you are craving for some authentic Japanese food, visit Rose Food Avenue on the G Floor of Siam Takashimaya. In this area, you can taste a variety of Japanese food, from Japanese snack and dessert to the regular food to fine dining.

#6 Thailand’s 1st Apple Store

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Good news, Apple fans! The second Apple Store in Southeast Asia has arrived in Thailand at IconSiam. Inside the store, you can find a full line of Apple products, and also attend creative programs for free as part of the “Today at Apple” training sessions hosted by Apple’s “geniuses” in the Forum zone. The 100 employees speak 10 languages between them. You will definitely be inspired to learn new skills and unlock your creativity from the sessions.

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The clean design lines and two-story-high glass window have created an open and airy atmosphere.
For more information, you can visit their official website

#7 Southeast Asia’s biggest Adidas Originals store

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Wow wow wow, ATTENTION Sneakerhead, you will definitely be excited about this! Adidas Originals has created a new phenomenon in the street fashion industry with the opening of its new biggest store in Southeast Asia and the Pacific at Iconsiam.

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Not only you can find the latest series, but you can also browse many rare editions sneakers here. There is also a community space for sharing and updating street-fashion trends. Featuring many creative activities for Adidas Originals fans, the art exhibition showcases the artworks that represent the core of Adidas Originals and a combination with unique identities from three famous street artists Benzilla, October29, and NEV3R. 

#8 The First Nike Kicks Lounge in Southeast Asia

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Get your kicks with Nike! This is the another place that the sneakerhead must not miss! What’s so special about this place? This is the Southeast Asia’s first chance to experience Nike’s unique personal styling experience, with a curated selection of sports apparel and footwear from the entire Nike range, as well as garment tailoring and customization services.

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#9 Classy Experience @ ICONLUXE

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This is where you can shop like a CRAZY RICH ASIAN as you can find luxury brands from all around the world, ranging from clothes, accessories, jewellery, timepieces, hand bags to even furniture.

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ICONLUXE is ICONSIAM’s most extravagant zone, with the golden ceiling, glittering chandeliers, ambitious storefronts and decorated tall beams. A walk through ICONLUXE is truly your ultimate and complete selection for luxury brand shopping. 

#10 The First World-class Museum in Thailand

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As I mentioned above, this is the mall that allows you to experience the all of Bangkok. Besides the shopping experience and authentic food, you can also learn about a country’s culture and heritage here. This is where both local and foreign visitors will be able to witness the pride of Thailand and the elements that signify our national identity.

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ICONSIAM Heritage Museum is designed to host 3 exhibition spaces which are
1) National Heritage Gallery; working in collaboration with The Fine Arts Department, to exhibit artifacts that showcase Thailand’s cultural heritage
2) Temporary Exhibition Gallery; to feature exhibitions from master artists and world class museums from all over the world
3) River Gallery; to present contemporary works from renowned local and international artists. It will also host art related activities.

NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!

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