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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Feb 26, 2015
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Best Places to Shop on the Riverside – as waters run deep

If you take a moment to explore where your roots lie, you do not have to go far. Simply take a stroll along Bangkok riverside. While you experience the ancient roots of human civilization, you can also see how far humans have evolved with a lot of things around the riverside.

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Asiatique

Feb 26, 2015

Its night bazaar and the mall have earned it rightful popularity. And the place is not that hard to locate. After you get down at Saphan Taksin BTS station, it will take only 10 minutes to take you downriver. You will be amazed top find yourself in a labyrinth of 1500 boutiques and 40 restaurants stretched across a huge space. The place opens at 5 in the evening to a beehive of activities. Just enjoy yourself walking along the boutiques, choosing gifts and anything that you fancy. There will be so much that will interest you. You will never get fed up with the variety of entertainments they have. For instance Calypso ladyboy cabaret and Muay Thai performance will journey you to a different world.

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OP Place

Feb 26, 2015

Orient Plaza is the odeal place to go buy a traditional antique stone elephant. Once you set foot there, yoi will feel as if you came to an art gallery. More than the shopping gallery, the placews gives the feel of an art gallery for the vistors. Passing about 50 boutiques, you will come across a great many things. In addition to fancy boutiques, you will also come across tailors and jewellers. The quality of this place is guaranteed by the certification of Fine Arts Department. It ensures the customer the guarantee of what they buy as a connoisseur. Stay somewhere convenient like Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, a Riverside Bangkok Hotel, for an easy trip to the plaza.

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River City

Feb 26, 2015

As you walk along Chao Phraya river, River City is something you can hardly miss having a second look. Its facade is beyond impressive, with its location overlooking the river. If you have a distinguished taste for antiques and collector's items, River City is a dazzling flux of collectibles. These collectibles have earned reputation over time with travellers frequenting the place. The place simply has something for every requirement of an antique lover:Thai silk, gems, leather accessories, wooden masks, bronze sculptures and Thai crafts. No place is complete sans proper food. River City is no exception. In fact it offers a better - and yummier too - eating experience as you can feast by the river.

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Robinson Bangrak

Feb 26, 2015

If you make a comparison, you will notice some difference in Robinson Bangrak. Unlike other shopping places, this has taken on a rustic look yet being friendlier for tourists shopping here. You can conveniently find international brands. From the Saphan Taksin station, it will occupy you only three minutes for a walk.

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Flower Market

Feb 26, 2015

Be it forget-me-not, orchids, lilies or any other sweet-nothing, Bangkok Flower Market is a unique shopping experience. That is the only place where you can go for either wholesale or retail fresh flowers. And you will be buying them almost for a song. So the market is one place you should never give a miss. From the market, it is easier to access a river pier. With flowers you can have a great day out at the flower market.