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The Ultimate Guide to Pratunam, Bangkok 2020: Where to Go & What to Eat

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Being one of the busiest and popular shopping districts in Bangkok, Pratunam is a must-visit place for those who are looking for shopping spree and cheaper goods. Besides shopping, there are a variety of great attractions and nice food around the area. Here, we give you a one-stop guide on where to shop, what to do and where to eat in Pratunam for your next visit!

Where to Shop?

1. Pratunam Morning Market

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Pratunam Morning Market is one of the busiest market in Bangkok with countless vendors selling all sort of things. You may shop for clothing, electronic items and other trendy accessories at a cheap price. It is recommended to come here with group of friends as you can get even cheaper price when you bulk purchase! And, beware of pickpockets as the area is very much crowded with people.

Opening Hours:  Daily  from 10am to 9pm

Address: Intersection of Ratchaprarop and Petchburi roads to Ratchaprarop Soi 3

2.Platinum Fashion Mall

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Platinum is a wholesale shopping mall that offers wholesale fashion and accessories at a lower and affordable price. There are approximately 2000 shops for you to have intense shopping! From head to toe, Platinum Shopping Mall has everything you need! The shops here cover latest fashion trends from Japan, Korea and other countries that are worth checking out! You should definitely pay a visit here as it is a true shoppers’ paradise!

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take the BTS to Chit Lom Station and walk towards Platinium Mall for about 20 mins.

3.Big C Supercenter

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You will regret if you haven’t been to Big C! Big C Supercenter is a massive shopping paradise which located opposite from Central World Shopping Center. It is often crowded with patrons who like to look for cheap Thai snacks and food. Thus, be sure to check out this place when you travel to Bangkok!

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Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 2pm

Address: Rajdamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330

How to get there : Take the BTS to Chit Lom Station and walk for about 6 minutes

4.The Palladium World Shopping

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Besides morning market, you can also visit the Palladium World Shopping Mall located on the corner of Phetchaburi Road and Ratchaprarop. It is one of the largest complexes in Pratunam area where you can shop for clothes and accessories at whole price. The area in front of The Palladium shopping mall transforms into night market when night comes! Many street vendors sell their goods such as t-shirt, souvenir, electronics and street food at a reasonable price.

Opening Hours: Daily From 9am to 8pm, Night market from 6pm onwards

Address: 487 Phetchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

How to get there: Take the BTS to Chit Lom Station and walk towards Platinium Mall for about 20 mins. Cross the road to Palladium World Shopping Mall.

5. Talad Neon Downtown Night Market

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The night is still young! Head over to Talad Neon Night Market for next shopping and food hunting. The night market takes just 15-minute walk from Platinum Mall.

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Also, you can take a tuk-tuk to reach the market for your convenience. There are an array of stalls selling varieties of trendy items from clothes, bags to gifts.

Opening Hours: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

Address: 1087, 167 Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400

How to get there: 15-minute walk from Platinum Mall  or 11-minute walk from Chit Lom BTS Station.

What to Do?

1.Baiyoke Tower Observation Deck

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It is one of the must-see attraction and not to be missed experience in Bangkok! Enjoy the magnificent skyline at a towering 340m high! Need a short break from the busy streets of Bangkok? Head over to Baiyoke Tower Observation Deck to chill and enjoy the stunning views of the city!

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You can either from its skywalk on the 77th floor or from its revolving observation deck on the 84th floor.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10.30pm

Address: Soi Ratchaprarob 3, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

How to get there: 5-minute walk  from Pratunam Market

2.Suan Pakkad Palace

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Suan Pakkad Palace was once home to a Thai princess. There are 8 traditional Thai houses here surrounded by beautiful garden and tranquil ponds. The palace also act as a museum, displaying an array of artworks and antiques belonging to Prince and Princess Chumbhot of Nakhon Sawan. Feel free to come over for a peaceful walk and learn more about the history of the palace.

Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 4pm

Address: 352-354 Si Ayutthaya Road, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

How to get there: 11-minute walk  from Baiyoke Tower

3.SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Formerly known as Siam Ocean World, SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is a good place for family bonding. It is the largest aquarium in South East Asia with over 400 sea species and 30,000 fish on display. Get closer with the beautiful creatures of the ocean! Simply purchase the ticket here which save up to 32%!

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Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm

Address: Siam Paragon Building, B1- B2 Floor 991 Rama I Road, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330

How to get there: 3-minute walk from Siam BTS Station

4.Trimurti Shrine

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Trimurti Shrine is also known as ‘the lover’s shrine’, depicts three of the most powerful Hindu gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The locals believe that this shrine will bring luck for those who are looking for soulmates or love. Worshipers will bring offerings for the Trimurti in multiples of 9, such as 9 incense sticks, 9 nine candles, or 9 roses.  It is located right in front of Central World Mall.

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Address: Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330

How to get there: 9-minute walk from Chit Lom BTS Station

5.Erawan Shrine

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Within a short walk from Pratunam, you will see one of the most renowned Hindu Shrines featuring a statue of Phra Phrom, the 4-faced Brahma God. People from all over the world come over to pay their respects and offering. It is located in front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, at the corner of Ploenchit and Ratchadamri Road.

Opening Hours: Daily from 6 am to 11 pm

Address: Ratchadamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330

How to get there: 4-minute walk from Chit Lom BTS Station

What to eat?

1.Baiyoke Floating Market

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Possible to have a floating market on the 75th floor? Baiyoke Floating Market proves it all. Baiyoke Sky Hotel is known to be one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok and a must-go place for tourists. The floating market inside the hotel offers wide array of Thai dishes to choose from, located on the 75th floor of Baiyoke Sky Hotel.

Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

Address: 75th Floor, Baiyoke Sky Hotel, 222 Ratchaprarop Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

How to get there: 5-minute walk from Ratchaprarop Station

2.Baiyoke Sky Hotel Buffet

Baiyoke Sky Hotel is the best place for romantic dinner dates! It offers heaps of mouth-watering food in buffet style on their 76th,78th,81st and 82nd floor high-end restaurants. Guarantee to provide you quality fine dining experience with incredible city views from the tallest building in Bangkok.

Opening Hours:

75th, 76th, and 78th
Lunch Buffet Time: 10.00 / 11.00 / 13.00
Dinner Buffet Time: 17.00 / 19.00/20.30

81st – 82nd Floor
Dinner Buffet Time: 17.00 / 19.00 / 21.00
*Buffet time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours.

81st Floor (Outdoor area)
Dinner Time: 17.30 – 22.00

69th and 79th Floor
Dinner Buffer Time: 17.00 – 22.00 (Buffet time limit of 1 hour and 30)

Address: Baiyoke Sky Hotel, 222 Ratchaprarop Rd., Ratchathewi, 10400 Bangkok, Thailand. (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 251 8255

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3.Lung Prathunam Boat Noodles

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Pratunam is a food paradise serves up delectable local food at affordable price. Lung Prathunam Boat Noodles has run for more than 30 years and popular with its The restaurant is easily accessible, within walking distance from Chit Lom BTS Station. The boat noodles normally comes with minced meat, meatballs and pig’s liver. You can also choose the broths and noodles based on your preference.

Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Address: 958/3 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400 (Coordinates here)

Contact: +66 85 919 1994

4.Gong Tong Café

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Gong Tong is a cozy café serves up different types of traditional Thai food. They offer both sets and a la carte options to choose from. Don’t forget to try their Thai desserts too! It is well worth every cent though the price is a bit high.

Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 9.30pm

Address: Petchaburi Soi 15, Pratunam, Bangkok (Coordinates here)

Contact: +66 64 879 0149

5.Go-Ang Chicken Rice

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Go-Ang is known to serve the best Hainanese style chicken rice in Bangkok. It is also awarded a Bib Gourmand in the inaugural Bangkok Michelin Guide 2018. This place is always crowded with both locals and tourists alike, thus be ready for long queues!

Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 2pm, 5pm to 2am
Address: 960 962 Phetchaburi Road Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Contact: +66 2 252 6325

6.Platinum Mall Food Court

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After shopping in Platinum Mall, you may head over to the food court located on the 6th floor! It is indeed a food heaven containing wide selections of authentic Thai food at affordable price. Both locals and tourists like to come over for feasting.

Opening Hours: Daily from10am to 10pm

Address: 222 (Pratunam) Petchaburi Road, Ratchathevee, Bangkok, Thailand

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