Shopping in Bangkok

Bangkok is a shopper's Mecca. Travelers come to Thailand to hunt bargains and leave with huge bags of things on the return flight. The fancy shopping complexes rival any you will see in the rest of Asia, representing international brands from clothing and accessories to luxury cars and electronics. In places such as Siam Paragon, The Emporium or even Central World, you'll see Ferrari showrooms or Louis Vitton.

But the other end of the spectrum is the bargain ware, and yes, the not-quite-so-legal copies. It's a jungle out there and some of the markets resemble that literally. The Chatuchak Weekend Market as well as the new Siam Paradise Night Bazaar pull together a variety of cheap clothing, crafts, souvenirs and so much more in a labyrinth of open-air booths. Sampeng puts it all in a bustling Chinatown lane.

If you'd prefer some air conditioning, head for MBK for 7 floors of goodies. Software, games, music, shoes, phones, cameras, clothing -- it's all there. Pantip Plaza is the place for electronics. Places such as the sprawling Siam Square or Amarin Plaza offer a little of everything at a sort of middle-of-the-road level of price and quality. Whatever you are shopping for, these are the Top Ten Shopping Destinations in Bangkok.

Pantip Plaza

604/3 Petchaburi Rd. Petchaburi Ratchathewee, Bangkok, Krung Thep Mahanakhon 10400

Great Deals on Electronics... read more

Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Phahon Yothin
Chatuchak Park at Mo Chit BTS

Cheap, labyrinthine street market next to a lovely park... read more

expert pick

MBK Center (Mah Boon Krong)

444 Phayathai Road

Popular Venue for Bargain Hunters... read more

expert pick

Sampeng Lane

Soi Wanit 1

A famous Chinatown market lane... read more

Siam Paragon Shopping Complex

991/1 Rama I Road

Window shop, dine, see an IMAX film, visit the aquarium... read more

Siam Square

Thanon Rama I

All Kinds of Shopping... read more

Emporium (The)

24 Soi Sukhumvit

Ultimate Shopping & Entertainment Package... read more

Central World

Rama 1 Road

A happening shopping mall with frequent big events... read more

Siam Paradise Night Bazaar

2430 Sukhumvit Road

A new night market with a beer garden and Suan Lum hopes... read more

Amarin Plaza

496-502 Ploenchit Road

Thai Crafts in Modern Setting... read more
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