Bangkok is popular among the tourists for its exciting shopping. Bangkok is home to an array of shopping experiences. Tourists can enjoy shopping for high street brands in the air-conditioned shopping malls or can shop for cheap souvenirs and handicrafts at the colourful street markets in the city. Here is a list of some of the interesting shopping places in Bangkok.
MBK or Mahbookkrong is one of the oldest shopping malls in Asia. It is one of the popular shopping malls in Bangkok. The mall is filled with tiny stalls that sell different items ranging from clothes, accessories and electronics. The mall is the best destination for budget conscious tourists, looking for cheap local brands. MBK shopping mall can be easily reach using the BTS. Tourists can stay at a luxurious hotel near Central world or any of the BTS stations and reach MBK conveniently.
Chinatown is a traditional and colourful street shopping destination in Bangkok. Visitors can buy a whole variety of products ranging from branded clothes, mobiles, electronic products and accessories. Lucky shoppers can find original branded products, if they have a keen eye to differentiate between the original and fake brands. Chinatown is also popular for its street food. The best time to visit Chinatown, is during the Chinese New Year. There are a lot of dragon shows, performances and fireworks shows during these festivities. The best way to reach Chinatown is by using the Chao Phraya River Express. Tourists can also take a BTS or MRT to Hualamphong station and hire a taxi to reach Chinatown.
Central World is a world-class shopping mall in the city. The largest shopping mall of Thailand and is also listed among the largest shopping malls of the world. There are eight floors in the mall and each floor has its own theme. Shoppers can find both western and local brands in the mall. The mall also has a number of food courts, department stores and an indoor ice skating rink. The mall is located at the centre of the city and is easy to reach. Tourists staying at the luxurious hotel near Central world can reach the mall in a short walk.