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Ratchaprasong Shopping

The heart of glamour in Bangkok.

Thailand’s much loved capital sees over twenty million tourists each year. It is a city that boasts a mix of the historical, cultural and cotemporary. An online Bangkok city guide will instantly reveal there’s something for everyone here. From ornate gilded palaces and shrines and entire markets built on boats floating on the river to modern shopping malls, exclusive restaurants and luxury hotel properties like Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.

Ratchaprasong in Bangkok is an impressive, cosmopolitan shopping destination. The single square mile is Thailand’s heart for both business and pleasure, in an urban context. In this constantly evolving hub you will find the city’s most premium shopping and dining experiences. Ratchaprasong featured the very first supermarket in all of Bangkok. Hit the streets to discover imposing malls, charming boutiques, street stalls selling souvenirs and local food, swanky restaurants, quaint tea shops and luxury spas.

Getting here is easy, the skytrain takes you right to the Chidlom Skytrain Station where you step onto the skywalk, right above the brightly lit streets of Ratchaprasong. Central World, with shopping, dining and entertainment, is the largest shopping mall in all of Southeast Asia. Amarin Plaza Bangkok is a five-storey shopping plaza that carries well-known brands like Valentino and Crocodile. You can also take dance class, have a meal or shop for books. If its budget that concerns you, head over to Big C Superstore. Here you will find a postal service, hair salon, movie theatres and a play area for children; all at economical prices. Erawan Bangkok, with its elegant exterior, houses boutique shops that offer only the most elegant lifestyle brands. The seven-storey department store, Central Chidlom, has floor upon floor of shops catering to the urban lifestyle. Gaysorn would fit into Times Square with ease; the white marble and gleaming chrome structure is home to high-end international designer labels like Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.