Siam Shopping Malls Complex is one of the most famous areas that visitors are advised to explore. Here, this most crowded center is Siam Paragon, which is a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.
Siam, like a city where it is located, is an area of contrast. This place is a collaboration of independent traders where price scales go across the board and internationally famous high-end brands. It is regarded as one of the biggest shopping centres in Asia as it includes a wide range of speciality stores, a multiplex movie theatre with 15 large - size theatres having the biggest screen and seating capacity in Asia as well as restaurants and Underwater world called the Siam Ocean World aquarium. It also has an exhibition hall and an opera concert hall inside. Therefore, you will be satisfied after spending a day exploring Siam Shopping Malls complex.
Siam Paragon is the most popular shopping mall in Bangkok
History of Siam Shopping Malls
Siam Paragon was built on the former location of the Siam Intercontinental Hotel torn down in 2002 at the end of its lease. This building, leased for 30 years is known as Bureau of the Crown Property land and once was the royal parkland of the Srapatum Palace. While the mall was constructed, waiting for passengers at the Bangkok Skytrain's Siam station platform could easily watch the building take shape. Nowadays, the Siam station has the best view of the mall's raised courtyard where lots of events and explosions are held. People often purchase a one - station trip ticket.
They leave the same station from where they purchased the ticket in order to watch performances or other happenings around the courtyard. Up to the time that the mall officially opened on December 9, 2005, workers still put on finishing touches. During the first few months, there were signs of a hurried finish throughout the building with cracked floor tiles and unpainted ceilings. The total cost of this construction is about 15 billion baht or 450 million US$ and this building covers an area of 52 rai (nearly 8.3 ha, 21 acres).
The interior design of Siam Paragon
What Siam Shopping Malls offer
Siam Paragon has a dense warren of boutiques called Siam Square. It also holds the honor of being one of the most expensive places to rent in Thailand. It also has an extremely large karaoke center and bowling alley. In fact, Siam Piwat, the company that owns the adjacent Siam Center (or Siam Discovery shopping malls) and The Mall Group also owns The Emporium.
Siam Paragon has had the considerable attraction of large crowds since it opened. However, financial results are not reported by the privately held Siam Paragon Development. The jewel in the crown of the city’s shopping centers completes the strip of malls which begins at MBK as well as fringes the square, often regarded as ‘the battleground of the malls’.
Siam Shopping Malls Complex
Moreover, an international fashion hub with a profusion of leading designer flagship stores in Digital Gateway is known as a 4-storey IT mall with a futuristic design that is a part of its owner’s vision to create a digital lifestyle center. It hosts IT-related events and activities and displays the latest IT gadgets. Besides big technology labels such as iStudio, Samsung, True, Fujitsu and Sony, you will find a line-up of independent shops which offer accessories, computer games, sunglasses, digicams, and camera lenses.
You can also find an entire floor’s space-related to Japanese eateries. Greyhound is considered as one of Thailand’s leading fashion outlets. Its outlet in Siam Center is the best place in Bangkok to shop because of reasonably priced clothes. Some designs fuse urban chic with local tastes result in a mix of graphic prints, modern and minimal styles.
Digital showcase at Siam Paragon
In Siam Square, visitors can also find Hard Rock Shop, which adjoins Hard Rock Café, offers a wide range of shirts and souvenirs imprinted with its popular logo. Most of the designs are exclusive to the Bangkok branch though you might find items available at outlets all over the world.
Sephora Bangkok is a cosmetics and beauty superstore located at Siam Center. The Paris-based chain collects some of the best international brands worldwide, together with their collection of products. Besides, on Level 1, the store’s signature look, including monochrome bags, with eye-catching displays of makeup, polished black and white décor, fragrances, and beauty Propaganda – a Thai product design brand that has been founded in 1994 by a group of advertising creative types.
It is famous for its thoughtful collection of products that fuses a ‘less is more’ philosophy and the Thai’s sense of playfulness. Under the Propaganda brand, everyday objects, such as doorstops, glasses, and keychains resemble designer pieces, which add a quirky touch to your home. Propaganda has achieved a status as the first Thai brand to debut in the international product design scene in 1996.
Numerous brands of beauty cosmetics are sold at Siam Paragon
Prayer Textile Company is the idea of Napajaree Suanduenchai, who had studied fashion design in Germany. The boutique is her mother's former dres's shop, showcasing her handmade clothing in naturally dyed silks and cotton. It also stocks antique fabrics from Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Issey Miyake, first launched in 1993, is famous the world over for elegant and graceful designs.
At Siam Discovery, the showroom contrasts the glossy, all-white interiors with vividly coloured pieces, bringing immediately to mind the cover of a shiny fashion magazine. More than just eye candy, though, Issey Miyake’s clothing is also practical, especially for travellers on the move who prefer to pack light. Some famous affordable clothing brands are available such as Zara, H&M or Uniqlo.
How to get there
Siam Complex is located on Rama I Road, Pathum Wan district. It includes Siam Discovery, Siam Center, Siam Square and Siam Paragon. It is extremely convenient to walk between the 4 malls as they are located right next to each other. MBK Center is also nearby. To be noticed that BTS Sky train Sukhumvit Line and Silom Line – Siam station has a sky bridge which is linked to Siam Paragon's M floor with a parking area of 100,000 square meters and can accommodate 4,000 cars. If you have the time limit, you can choose Siam Paragon as a representation of Siam Shopping Malls Complex and explore all interesting things here from 10am to 10pm every day.