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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Jul 21, 2016
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Top Five Shopping Malls in Bangkok – Magnets for the Avid Shopper

The city of Bangkok is well-known for its remarkable shopping opportunities. In Bangkok you will find many splendid malls that offer a satisfying shopping experience for visitors and locals alike.

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CentralWorld

CentralWorld is a lavish mall that features a diverse selection of shops and numerous entertainment features that will appeal to the contemporary shopper. In fact CentralWorld exudes a distinctly youthful ambience with a discernible focus on trendy brands like Zara, Timberland, Izzue and MNG. Other features at this mall include a skating rink, a 15 screen cinema complex, a Toys 'R' Us and over 100 cafes and restaurants. Attractions at CentralWorld include boutiques offering branded clothing, stylish fashion, bookshops, electronic gadgets, designer furniture, groceries, beauty salons, banks, tantalizing eateries and more. CentralWorld has the distinction of being the largest shopping mall in the entirety of Thailand and one of the biggest worldwide.

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Siam Paragon

This impressive mall constructed in distinctive steel and glass can be regarded as a very luxurious upscale establishment offering premium products for well-heeled customers. In fact this is the place where Bangkok's glitterati and socialites spend their hours of leisure. At this mall you will find a splendid selection of merchandise including everything from stylish apparel to home decor, amazing gadgets and even luxury sports cars. Taking a prominent place are the flagship stores of renowned exclusive brands like Versace, Prada, Hermes and Louis Vuitton. Visitors will also enjoy such features as a 16 screen Cineplex, gourmet restaurants and cafes, Kinokuniya bookshop and the remarkable Siam Ocean World Aquarium.

3

MBK

MBK is a popular mall that is renowned as a place where you will find affordable goods and is frequented by many tourists as well as locals who desire value for money. In fact this appealing shopping centre rather resembles an indoor Thai marketplace, with as many as 2,000 individual shops which occupy no less than seven storeys of retail space. MBK's main attraction is probably the diversity and affordability of its selection of goods; highlights include mobile phones, video games, photographic equipment, street wear, gold ornaments and luggage. Your shopping experience will be completed by the cinema complex and the expansive food court.

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EmQuartier

The splendid EmQuartier is an attractive mall that offers an outstanding selection of appealing merchandise. You will find no less than 400 individual labels, with the mall's floor area extending over 4,000 sqm. Although the goods to be found at this mall can be generalized as rather upscale with many costly brands on offer, you will still be able to find the creations of Thai designers as well as reasonably priced high street fashion in the higher floors of the mall. As you experience the shopping attractions of Bangkok stay at a luxury hotel in Bangkok such as the Emporium Suites by Chatrium which is close by.

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Terminal 21

The distinctive Terminal 21 offers a unique shopping experience that is quite unlike any other. Within this mall you will find replicas of some of the world's best known shopping areas; under one roof you will have the opportunity to wander around shops in the city of Tokyo, stroll down Carnaby Street in London, look for bargains in a souk in Istanbul or perhaps replenish your energies with a snack at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. You will see that both the exterior and the interior of this mall resemble those of a modern airport. Even the receptionists are clad in uniforms that mimic those of air hostesses.