Shopping Plaza in Bangkok 

  

Peninsula Plaza

Peninsula Plaza located at Rajdamri Road, next to Regent Hotel. It is imported brand names, jewelry, top local fashion designers, and gourmet shops. This plaza is classified as high-class shop. 

Gaysorn Plaza

It is located at the conner of the junction between Ploenchit Road and Ratchapasong Road.  It is imported brand name clothing, and household furnishings. Its target group is top class also. 

The Emporium

The Emporium is located at Sukhumvit Road, between Soi 22 and Soi 24. It is Bangkok's newest up-market shopping centers.  Again, this shopping mall is imported brand name fashion cloths and gourmets. 

World Trade Center

World Trade Center is mega-mall, with 2 famous brand malls; Zen and Isaton.  It is located at Rajprasong Intersection, opposite to Gaysorn Plaza.  This mall has various types of products, such as shopping stores, restaurants, cinemas, and ice-skating. The Duty Free Shop is also in this building, 7-floor. 

Future Park Rangsit (Fashion Island). (Rangsit, and Minburi) 

These large-scale centres located in the Rangsit and Minburi respectively feature both Central and Robinson department stores. 

Seacon Square (Si Nakarin Road) 

Mega-mall and has everything for the whole family including shops, cinemas, amusement park, wholesale supermarket and restaurants. 

Siam Centre/Discovery Centre (Rama I Road).  

Featuring mainly trendy fashion for the young and young-at-heart.  

Narayana Phand (Rajdamri Road opposite World Trade Center) 

This is a good place for visitors because it stocks every kind of handicraft at fixed prices on two floors. 

Chitralada Shops

An outlet for HM the Queen's Support Foundation, the shops carry selections of superb handicrafts items from evening bags woven from the lipao vine to embroidery, mudmee silk and handbags made from silk or cotton. Ideal for gifts or as a special souvenirs of Thailand. 

The Old Siam Plaza 

It's shopping Center located at NE corner of Tri Phet and Phahurat Road. Open daily between 10am-8pm.  The Old Siam Plaza has been developed on top of an old Ming Muang Market as a 5-story shopping center.  The hight limit and old style architectural details have been deployed to preserve the intregrity of the old city area.  The center specializes in Thai-made goods such as clothes, earthenware, and home decorative items. Some of the old stores in the area have opened their branches here and international fast food chain such as Mcdonald can be found. The 4th and 5th floor are an area for residential units. 

 

Bargain Shopping

 

Banglamphu Market

Frabrics, clothes and accessories market. Open daily from 10 am - 7 pm. Simply a small marketplace served a community around Wat Chanasongkram during the period of King Rama III.  The area has become a market with all types of traders ranging from street vendors, hawkers, stalls, retailers to department stores offer inexpensive items, especially readymade clothing, leather goods, footwear, cosmetics and curios. Bargaining is recommended. 

Pratunam Market and Baiyok Tower (Pratunam Intersection).  

This is a centre for wholesale garments. 

Chatuchak or Weekend Market (Corner Paholyotin Road and Viphavadi-Rangsit Roads). 

Open Friday evenings 18.00-23.00 hrs and weekends at 9.00-18.00 hrs.  This market is a haven for browsers and dedicated shoppers alike.  This is where you can buy just about anything from clothes and silver jewelry to plants, food, antiques and pets to name but a few of the myriad available items. 

Chinatown (Yaowaraj Road). 

Chinatown is an old business centre with many small streets and alleys full of shops selling all types of goods, including wholesale items such as household goods, stationery and toys. The area is always lively, and market stalls abound.  There are many gold shops as well as restaurants and stores selling traditional Chinese foodstuff. In the vicinity are the traditional Thieves Market and Phahurat cloth market. 

Patpong Night Market (Patpong Road). 

Apart from the colourful nighlife, Patpong has a lively night market that overflows onto Silom Road.  It tends to be a bit pricey unless you are a good bargainer. 

River City Shopping Center (Next to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel). 

This shopping centre is know for its quality antique stores and regular auctions.  Most prices are negotiable.  A Thailand Duty-Free Shop is located here. 

Siam Square (Rama I Road). 

Brims with restaurants including the trendy Hard Rock Cafe. As well as cinemas, book shops and speciality stores.  Siam Square also has street markets selling clothes and accessories. Mostly frequented by teenagers. 

Boe Bae Market (Krungkasem Road). 

A wholesale clothing market where everything is sold by the dozen.  Busiest in the morning, the market is active throughout the day.  

Flag Market

Emblem and flag's shops area. Behind Wat Bowon. Daily 8am-8pm.  There are 4 shops on one side and one more across the street selling various flags of any sizes and nation and anything related to flag as well as emblems. This is the only area in Bangkok to get the stuffs mentioned above. The shops in this area occupy the old row houses adjacent to Wat Bowonniwet. The special characteristic of these row houses is they look like one-story building from the outside but do have 2-story interior. 

Phahurat Market

Frabrics, clothes and wedding accessories. SE corner of Tri Phet and Phahurat Road. Daily 8am-7pm.  Also known as the little Indian of Bangkok, Phahurat market has been mostly own by Sikh merchants. Fabrics, readymade clothings, wedding gowns and wedding souvenirs can be found in this area. Sikh temple, Siri Guru Singh Sabha, is just a walk away off the street. Several restaurants selling tradtional Indian foods are ubiquitous as well. 

Pak Khlong Market

Fresh cut flower and argricultural products. Chakphet Road. Daily 24 hours. Next to Chao Phraya river, Pak Khlong market used to be a significant floating market in early Ratanakosin.  At present, the market is Thailand's biggest wholesale market for all kinds of fresh cut flowers and argricultural products.  Deliveries of goods come by land and water between 1am to dawn.  Plenty of flower stalls lining Maharat Road near the Memorial Bridge offer colorful and bustling scenes every morning.  Flower lover makes sure to ckeck out this market in the early morning. 

Ban Mor (South Side)

Diamond and jewelry's shops. South side on Phra Phiphit Road. Daily 8am-8pm.  This area once was a pottery village, as what the name 'Ban Mor' means. The shophouses were built later and transformed the area to diamond and jewelry shops as of now.  The pottery symbol representing the original activity of the area still can be seen on top of the pediment of the shophouse unit at the entrance of an old market. 

Ban Mor Hi-Fi (North Side)

Hi-Fi products and accessories area. North side on Phra Phiphit Road. Daily 8am-6pm. On the north side of Phra Phiphit road around the corner of Bon Mo Road is the site of Bangkok's major hi-fi market selling anything related to hi-fi products. One major store now on the third floor of the Old Siam Plaza. 

Sampeng Market

Frabrics and whole sale consumer goods street. Soi Wanit 1.  At the east end of Phahurat road is the beginning of Sampeng Market on Soi Wanit 1. Sampeng is one of the biggest and oldest market for frabrics and readymade clothing in Bangkok.  Consumer goods are sold here as well. Soi Wanit 1 has been closed for any 4-wheel vehicle only motorcycle is allowed inside this soi. A stroll along the road gives a glimpse of Bangkok history.  Crowded everyday and beware of the pick-pocket. 

Khaosan Road 

Clothes and accessories, Souvenirs, Music CD.  

Banglamphu

Daily 10am-10pm. Since Khaosan road has tranformed itself into a mecca for backpackers, there is a need to buy some new personal belongings when they arrive or ready to take off for new destination.  All kinds of souvenirs are also in huge demand from tons of these tourists who're about to go back home.  Ready-made clothes both in Thai and western styles as well as knock-off products ranging from watch to music CD can be found everywhere. Bargaining is a must here. 

Bamrung Muang Road

Buddha images and Monk's supply area. Between Mahachai Road and Tanao Road. Daily 8am-6pm. Stretched from Tanao to Mahachai road lying several stores sell Buddha images in various sizes and shapes as well as monk's supply.  Monks come here to order principle Buddha images for their temple while people come here to buy 'Gifts for Priests' or traditional shrine for their home.

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