3 Biggest Shopping Malls to Visit in Bangkok
Generally everyone likes to visit many tourist places in Bangkok. Bangkok is a great destination for tourists. It has not only wonderful places but also plenty of shopping malls that suit all kinds of lifestyles and budgets. It is quite easy to spend hours and hours in a shopping mall because it has on-site facilities like food courts, supermarkets, cinemas, games arcades, and multi-screen cinemas.
If you are looking for the most upscale, the trendiest, the funkiest, or the most specialised, you’ll find them in this extensive list of 3 biggest shopping malls in Bangkok.
1. IconSiam Mall
With 500 shops and 100 restaurants from more than 30 different countries, IconSiam is called the mother of all shopping malls in Thailand. It is located on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River. IconSiam offers high-end brands, an indoor floating market, an art gallery, exhibition space with a beautiful riverside location. Takashimaya department store from Japan and the Apple store from the US are two more interesting shopping options.
Places to visit in IconSiam
SookSiam is a floating market where you can enjoy the huge variety of traditional Thai street food along the river bank. Food here was very delicious and really affordable.
IconLuxe which is called the luxury wing of IconSiam. It offers many high-end brands like Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Bvlgari, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, etc. and also mid-range market brands like Zara, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, Uniqlo, etc.
Siam Takashimaya is a huge department store spanning seven floors and consists of over 530 shops with various Japanese brands of clothing, toys, home appliances, kitchenware, restaurants and cafes. There are many more things to do here like @Cosme store, Apple Store, River Park, Iconic Multimedia Water Features, “Sri Mahasamut Ship” Floating Museum, etc.
IconSiam is called the mother of all shopping malls in Thailand.
CentralWorld is known as the World Trade Center which has been opened since 1990. It is well designed with a huge amount of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, including a vast ice skating rink. It offers more than 500 stores and 100 restaurants and cafes, 15 cinemas, the Kids' Zone and Learning Centre (Genius Planet Zone) and 2 anchor department stores.
It’s a great location if you know exactly what you are shopping for, as its floors are separated by category, with electrical products on one floor, clothing on another, and so on. This is located right in the heart of Chidlom, an area in Bangkok known for its many malls. It is one of those places where you can have a slightly late dinner near a mall during the weekends, as it extends the operation hours till 11pm because most of the malls in Bangkok closes by 9:30pm.
CentralWorld is known as the World Trade Center which has been opened since 1990
3. Siam Paragon
SiamParagon was the most photographed landmark on Instagram in 2013 worldwide! It aims at the upmarket clientele but ends up being a tourist destination on its own. SiamParagon’s geography is quite logical and straightforward. This mall has an L shape gallery with all the usual high-end fashion shops and a massive department store in the middle. There is a plaza outside the mall with its fountain which is the popular meeting point for photo opportunities. There are an endless collection of restaurants and food stalls, from local cuisine to very sophisticated cuisine. Below the food court and restaurants floor there is SEALIFE immense Aquarium with an underwater tunnel. It’s pretty good and at the top floor, you will find huge movie theatres, including IMAX and VIP Theatre. SiamParagon is a good mall in a great location with plenty of things to see and do.
SiamParagon was the most photographed landmark on Instagram in 2013 worldwide
Above are the top 3 biggest shopping malls in Bangkok. We hope you will have an enjoyable shopping experience at one of these shopping centers. Have a nice trip!
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