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Top 05 Shopping Malls in Bangkok – Much More than Retail Therapy

Shopping in Bangkok could be defined as a soulful journey of discovery and pleasure. The glitzy malls certainly take things up to a new level. Get ready to splurge, indulge your cravings and enjoy.

1

Siam Paragon – In Siam

Open from 10 am to 10 pm this elegant mall made up of shimmering glass panels is a hot spot amongst the uber-chic and affluent residents of Bangkok. Just about every type of luxury brand is available here from branded homeware to sports cars. The latest styles and high end designer labels are yours to buy as are high street fashions and the very latest in modern electronic gadgets. Siam Paragon is also a top entertainment venue, home to Siam World one of Asia's largest aquariums. The mall further boasts a 16 screen Paragon Cineplex and Kinokuniya bookstore. Treat the foodie in you to some gourmet delights at the many restaurants and cafes or opt to stop for a relaxing coffee at one of the classy baristas.

2

CentralWorld Siam

This is Thailand's largest shopping mall, located just 2 minutes from Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. The mall is in the famous Chidlom shopping mall district, just next to the BTS Skytrain terminal. Definitely one of the malls easily reached from the comforts of your Bangkok Siam hotel, CentralWorld boasts over 500 shops. Throw in 100 restaurants, kids play zone, a 15 screen cinema, large supermarket and 2 fabulous department stores and you have retail therapy at its best. There are 35 flagship brands for your indulgence; these include Zara, Timberland, Miss Sixty, the English brand Next and Japanese label Uniqlo.

3

MBK, Siam – Budget Shoppers Paradise

MBK is your one stop budget shopping venue. It is, in fact, a compact Chatuchak Market. Seven floors are home to over 2,000 shops that sell just about anything. Buy mobile phones, DVD's, luggage, photo equipment, clothes, shoes, accessories, video games, street wear and gold ornaments amongst many more. As with all Bangkok shopping malls here too entertainment is galore with a multi-screen cinema and pretty large food court.

4

EmQuartier – Phrom Phong

EmQuartier is like the Vogue magazine, displaying products from over 400 high end designer labels. Mind you the mall is known for its pricey items aimed more at the well-heeled tourists and locals. Although heading up to the higher floors you will discover more affordable Thai designer labels as well as high street brands. There are some classy restaurants to browse at this mall conveniently located in front of Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station.

5

Central Embassy Shopping Mall – Lifestyle Mall

This is Bangkok's first so called – 'lifestyle malls'. Presented as an ultra-luxury venue for shoppers with enough cash, this mall is where you will find the best in high end designer labels. There's a ritzy cinema and bevy of classy restaurants for your indulgence at this elegant arcade, tipped to be one of the world's most popular shopping malls.

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