Indulge in a Luxury Shopping Experience in Bangkok – The Most Extravagant Emporiums of Thailand’s Capital

Thailand, especially the capital city of Bangkok, has become one of the world’s famous shopping destinations and has a range of locales that go from affordable and youth-centric, to very high end.

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CentralWorld

This massive house of retail therapy is the third largest shopping complex in all of Asia, and the biggest in Thailand. This is an indoor shopping mall with an astonishing 430,000m2 of gross leasable place. You’ll find nothing less than the most reputed international brands within.

Siam Paragon

This mall is found in the heart of the Siam district, and as its name suggests, showcases the pinnacle of luxury. The finest fragrances, the most trendsetting fashion, and even luxury cars can be found for sale at Siam Paragon. If you find the best shop guide in Bangkok, it’ll definitely have Siam Paragon in it.

Emporium

Before any of the recent leviathan luxury malls appeared, there was Emporium, the original high-end shopping in Bangkok. Emporium only concerns itself with widely recognised luxury brands, so don’t expect to find anything other than the most reputed names.

Thonglor

This isn’t a mall at all, but a place that offers an uncompromising luxury shopping experience. This high-end avenue features boutique store after boutique store and makes constant appearances on media such as Shopping in Focus.

 

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An Essential guide to buying Books in Bangkok – For all your Erudite Needs

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Bangkok is one of the shopping capitals of the world, boasting world-renowned malls as well as sprawling traditional markets. If you’re a bookworm then there are many places to explore.

Aporia Books

If you’re somewhere close to the famous Khao San Road then this is the place to visit since the variety of books available here is astonishing. You will discover both brand new and second-hand books at this emporium of literary works, and everything from the latest bestsellers to French philosophy. Aporia Books is one of the most popular book stores in Bangkok.

Dasa

This is both a cafe and a used-book store. As far as bookshops go they have the best shop guide which can be accessed through their website to browse their comprehensive portfolio of books. Their cakes and coffee are also known to be quite good.

Bookazine

If you’d prefer reading newspapers and magazines over novels and books then this is definitely a place worth checking out. It is operated by ‘Asia Books’, one of the largest sellers of English-language books in Asia and specialises in magazines and newspapers while showcasing a range of books as well.

Kinokuniya

Any avid book reader will find that Kinokuniya is a paradise. They have many outlets throughout the world and each one is absolutely massive. You’re bound to discover this chain mentioned in various blogs such as Shopping in Focus due to the size of their outlets, and for featuring everything from non-fiction to comics and manga.


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