When it comes to shopping one of the best places in the world is Bangkok. Many people just visit the Big Mango purely for some retail therapy. Bangkok has everything, lively markets, boutique arcades, street stalls, pavement hawkers and some of the most outstanding modern malls in Asia.
In this blog we focus on Bangkok’s wonderful malls, just about everything is available in these modern shopping cities, from handmade crafts to brand name designer goods.
Central World is the largest mall in Thailand, it offers the most exciting shopping experiences in Bangkok. Everything is available at this mega, ultra-modern shopaholics nirvana from brand name clothing boutiques, top fashion, high-tech gadgets, bookshops and designer furniture.
There also are grocers shops and supermarkets, banks, beauty salons, gourmet eateries and Central World even has its own ice-skating rink.
The size of Central World is staggering, occupying some 550,000 sqm of retail space with a total area of 830,000 sqm. There are 500 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, 15 cinemas, a kids zone, 2 department stores and a mammoth food court.
One of Bangkok’s most popular malls, housing a host of international high-end fashion brands. The complex also has a 16-screen cinema, Asia’s largest aquarium and a choice of world cuisine.
To get to Siam Paragon is simple as it is right on Siam BTS Skytrain which services the two BTS lines of Bangkok.
Siam Paragon houses 250 shops and is fairly compact, it caters more for the luxury end of the market and foreign shoppers. Brand names such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Versace are situated in prime positions to display their elaborate wares. On the first floor is situated the bling, and here are Paul Smith, Armani and Hugo Boss.
If you are a little hungry, or just need a break from carrying all that shopping, head to the Ground Floor where Gourmet Paradise is located. Just about every cuisine imaginable is available as well as plenty of cafes and fast food outlets.
Whilst Siam Paragon is renowned for high-end shopping, MBK is famous for everything affordable. It is frequented by locals and tourists looking for bargains and is packed every day.
MBK spans eight floors with over 2,000 shopping outlets, selling everything from clothing, fashion, leather products, jeans, luggage, mobile phones, cameras, DVD’s…….etc.
A walkway links the mall to the National Stadium BTS station so it is really handy to get to and nearly every taxi driver in Bangkok has heard of MBK.
If your idea of a bargain is to pay a few baht for a replica shirt or a fake belt, then head straight to MBK. Just like any market, but unlike any mall, haggling is the name of the game.
All these malls are on the BTS rail system and that makes the V20 Boutique Hotel an excellent choice for your accommodation needs. The Skytrain at Mo Chit station stops right next to the hotel and the carrying of your shopping bags will not be a chore. Don’t forget to Contact V20 today to ensure you secure your accommodation and to plan your shopping trip.