Shop till you drop: the best shopping malls and markets in Bangkok | Travel Bangkok Now

Shop till you drop

the best shopping malls and markets in Bangkok

From fancy tops and bottoms, shoes, and handbags to authentic souvenirs that have ‘Bangkok’ written all over them, here is what you can expect the next time you’re out shopping in Thailand’s capital.


When inside CentralwOrld, you can literally ‘kill two birds with one stone’ for this sought-after shopping complex merges the intricacies of a modern, airy mall with that of the Gourmet Market and Central Food Hall which are quite the draws indeed. For those seeking reputed global brands in the likes of Michael Kors and Massimo Dutti, then here is the place that ought to be clearly marked out on your map.


Complementing its vast food options is a plethora of shops and boutiques that give you the very best of the fashion world, ICONSIAM is a destination that caters to culture buffs coupled with those who share a common passion for Thai art and priceless souvenirs.

Siam Paragon

Thailand Bangkok Siam Paragon Night view | Image via Wikimedia Commons,CC BY-SA 3.0

Standing head and shoulders above neighboring malls in Bangkok for its sheer variety and volume. Siam Paragon houses a cross section of fancy outlets and department stores worth stopping by. Venture inside the Beauty Hall where you can choose from Dolce and Gabbana and Charlotte Tilbury while perfumes ranging from Acqua di Parma and Maison Francis Kurkdijian will definitely have you spoilt for choice. Also, Thailand’s biggest bookstore – Kinokuniya is readily available for all you bookworms. In fact, should you be thinking of a place to stay in close proximity to the mall, then consider Pathumwan Princess Hotel, a lavish and modern Bangkok city hotel.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Having written its name in history as Asia’s biggest market, Chatuchak Weekend Market is packed to the rafters with more than 8,000 stalls that are divided into 27 sections. Be it clothes, art or handicrafts, the Market has got you covered and if you find the heat a tad too much, then do look for some tasty coconut ice cream.