As well as being a city of temples, Bangkok is also a city of malls from themed and western style malls to toy, IT and food malls. Read on for the lowdown on the inner city’s less famous malls.
Amarin Plaza is an older mall that has 300 smaller independent shops selling a wide variety of lifestyle products at reasonable prices. The Outdoor Unlimited arcade sells a good selection of products for outdoor activities such as diving, cycling, hiking, and sports as well as outdoor clothing, waterproofs, army surplus, travel bags, and gadgets. There is a Thai Crafts Market featuring …. Read more.
The Bangkok Fashion Outlet is operated by the Central Department Store chain and sells new brand name stock at discounts of 30-90% of the original price. Marks & Spencer, Crocs, Playboy, La Senza, Giordano, Ralph Lauren, American Tourister, The Kooples, Lacoste, Vivienne Tam, French Connection, Juicy, Rayban, Gap, Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Samsonite and Polo are just some of the brands you will find within. Read More.
Big C is a large hypermarket opposite Central World in Ratchaprasong that stocks all the usual supermarket products. It’s a good place to buy snacks and grocery souvenirs. The mall around it has inexpensive clothing and the usual market type products. There are also several Thai massage places and beauty/hair salons. There is an inexpensive food court and a good selection of cafes and fast food joints.
Location: 97/11 Rajdamri Road. Opposite Central World.
Opening Hours: 09.00-23.00
BTS: Chit Lom Station (exit 1), walk down Ploenchit road towards the intersection,
then turn right into Ratchaprasong road.
Bus: No. 2, 13, 14, 17, 54, 73, 74, 76, 77, 79, 164, 204, 505, 511, 513, 514, 547
Central Department Store is the flagship store of the Central Group. It has 8 floors selling all kinds of branded clothing, footwear, sportswear and equipment, lifestyle products, books, stationery, watches, electronics, cosmetics, accessories, home décor, baggage, toys and more. There is a large supermarket on the ground floor, as well as a selection of cafes. Read More.
Central Embassy is an upmarket luxury lifestyle mall exclusively catering to high-end consumers. It opened in 2014 and is situated on land that was once part of the neighboring British Embassy at the junction of Wireless & Ploenchit Road. Read More.
Central Rama 9 is a shopping and entertainment lifestyle mall located at the intersection of Rama 9 and Ratchadaphisek roads. In opened in 2011 and has 7 floors featuring over 300 shops and restaurants as well as a department store, supermarket, multiplex cinema, bowling alley, kids fun park, and an Olympic size ice rink.
Emporium opened 1n 1997 and was Bangkok’s first luxury lifestyle mall. It has recently been refurbished and is now part of the EM District with its neighboring sister mall The EM Quartier. Read More.
Erawan Plaza is part of the Erawan Hotel and is situated next to the famous Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection. It’s a boutique mall with a small but select collection of stylish designer stores including Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and … read more.
Esplanade is a 7-floor shopping and entertainment complex in the Rachada district of Bangkok. It comprises small retail brand name stores aimed mainly at young consumers including Adidas, Puma, Rip Curl, Quicksilver, Paul Frank, GEOX, and NYLA. There is also an indoor skate park, …. Read more.
Gateway is a Japanese themed community mall on Sukhumvit Road in the Ekkamai district of Bangkok. The Mall has 8 floors and is a refreshing alternative to the ubiquitous chain store malls.
Gaysorn Plaza is a premium lifestyle mall located in the Ratchaprasong shopping district of Bangkok. It features over 100 high-end luxury brand shops spread over 5 floors. Many of the stores are exclusive to Gaysorn. The list of tenants includes Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Celine, Gucci, Prada, Dior, Porsche, Leica Cameras, Burberry, Mont Blanc, Pendulum, Roger Dubuis and Thai designers such as Disaya. Read More.
Mega Plaza, located on the border of Chinatown and Phahurat is a mall specializing mainly in toys, models, figurines, and IT gadgets though there are also shops selling Cameras, BB Guns, clothes, cosmetics and wedding clothing and accessories. The toys aren’t just appealing to children as adult toy collectors will also love this place. Read More.
The Palladium mall is located at the Ratchaprasong/Petchburi Road intersection. It is a wholesale and retail shopping mall selling clothes, souvenirs, handicrafts, accessories, electronic gadgets, and IT. Read More.
The Platinum Fashion Mall is the largest wholesale and retail shopping destination in Bangkok with over 2500 shops selling mainly fashion clothing for men, women, children and even dogs! Read More.
Siam Square is a shopping and entertainment neighborhood that’s part of the Ratchaprasong shopping district in central Bangkok. The Square is actually a block of mini squares, streets, and alleys containing small boutique style shops, cafes, restaurants, mini indoor markets, an open-air mall, salons, tailors, massage places, and even a pair of retro cinemas dating back to the late 60’s. Read More.
The Silom Complex is the only shopping Mall on Silom Road. The shopping options are limited compared to the bigger malls in town though there is a branch of Central Department Store, along with stores retailing fashion clothing, accessories, Jewellery, stationery, home décor, IT, electronics, a supermarket and numerous cafes and restaurants. Read More.
Fortune Town is central Bangkok’s other IT mall popular with expats and Thai’s who prefer it to Pantip. It’s located on Ratchadaphisek road opposite Central Plaza Rama 9 and looks bigger from the outside than it is. The IT shops are located on two long narrow arcades on the 3rd and 4th floors which lead into a circular court area … Read More.
Pantip Plaza is Bangkok’s biggest IT mall selling a wide selection of new and second-hand computers and hardware as well as digital cameras, tablets, mobiles, printers, games consoles, software, and accessories. The mall has recently been refurbished with a more futuristic look. Read More.
King Power is Thailand’s leading duty-free retailer with outlets at all Thai International airports. The Downtown Complex is just like shopping at the airport but without all the walking as everything is located in an easily navigable 3-story mall.
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