19 comments on “Bangkok Shopping Malls 101

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  2. Mich, First Hotel is your basic, no-frills tourist-class accomodation. It is very convenient to Pratunam Market (not really 24 hour but it opens till late), Platinum Mall (like an airconditioned version of Pratunam) and Pantip Plaza (for electronics/gadgets). The closest skytrain station is at least a 15-20 minute walk (either Ratchathewi or Chitlom) under the sun so you might not be able to take full advantage of it. From the airport, use a coupon taxi for convenience. There is a taxi stand near Exits A & B at the arrivals area after exiting customs and the baggage carousels. Using the airport bus might be inconvenient because of your hotel location. Enjoy the trip! 😉

  3. Hi Mr. Norman! I found this site very interesting.
    Me and my friends are going to bangkok next week.
    We made a reservation at a hotel somewhere in Petchburi 19 (First House Hotel).
    Is it a good loaction?
    Coming from the Suvarnabhumi airport, what can you suggest the best and cheapeest
    transpo option going to our hotel. Is Pratunam really a 24 hour market?

  4. Hi Norman , am an Egyptian teen girl and am gonna visit Bangkok and stay in Jw Marriott Hotel, so please give me some advice about the best touristic places to visit , and cheap malls with good quality….

    • Hello reham! About the best tourist sites, you should not miss the Grand Palace Tour, Chao Phya River afternoon cruise, and Temple tour. For cheap shopping, your best bets would be MBK, Platinum Mall and the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Enjoy the trip! 😉

  5. Oh dear. Been to Bangkok twice but haven’t been to MBK. You make me feel guilty for not having visited it! My choice has always been Siam Paragon, because I always stay in Sukhumvit and Paragon is a very convenient place to visit, I just need to hop on an MRT.
    I am planning to visit Bangkok again next November. That is, if the situation is already under control and MBK still stands tall.
    So sad that we have to lose Central World.

    • Tyas, MBK always require a staple visit, if only to check it out or buy a souvenir or two. But it’s all good. You still have a chance to drop by the place on your next visit to a hopefully post-red shirt Bangkok. 😉

  6. great reference and i can only agree with your descriptions. i am a regular bangkok visitor, i go there at least 4 times a year and it is the place where i can shop for my office shirts and suits. shopping in bangkok is really one of the best things to do in thailand. even the salespersons are polite and helpful without being intrusive. prices might be comparable with manila’s prices but the prospect of having a genuine thai meal makes is all worthwhile.

  7. Siam or Sukhumvit, we are teenage females going to Bangkok for the forst time.
    Shopping deals, food, bustle, chic, not high end but refined is what we like . . . guide


    • Sushil, this being your first time to visit Bangkok, I would strongly recommend staying in the Siam Square area. Everything is just a stone’s throw from each other – be it shopping, dining and nightlife. Make sure you drop by Siam Center which is the fashion hub for young (and even older) fashionistas. As for the hotel, I would push for Novotel Siam Square or Centara Grand at Central World since these two are right in the heart of the shopping action in an area considered to be the heart of the tourist shoppers’ mecca in the country’s capital. Thanks for visiting my blog! 😉

  8. Bangkok is truly a wonderful place. It has a lot to offers. Like good working office space, condominiums, etc… And with this post, it shows that Bangkok is a place with lots of beautiful places to offer. Thanks for sharing those photos with us… ^_^

  9. For a shopaholic like me, which hotel do u think its the most suitable place for me? or which area?

    • Eunice, it’s definitely the Siam Square area for you. Aside from having at least 5 shopping malls at your disposal nearby, dining options abound as well. You can stay at Novotel Siam Square, Grand Centara World or Intercontinental Bangkok. Their proximity to the skytrain is a huge plus.

      Thanks for dropping by! 😉

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