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Best Places to Shop on the Riverside – Delights for the Avid Shopper

Bangkok's admirable Riverside area is always an interesting place to visit. You will also find a host of shopping attractions here that are sure to capture the interest of the avid shopper.


River City

The attractive River City is a four-floor mall that also offers appealing views over the nearby Chao Phraya River. It has acquired a reputation as an outstanding shopping attraction for collectors and antique enthusiasts, with the greater part of the mall devoted to fine quality collectibles and antiques. In addition to these treasures, River City also offers a number of shops featuring goods such as Thai silks, leather accessories and gems. You will also find a good selection of home decor goods such as masks crafted from wood, Thai handicrafts and bronze sculpture. This mall is also a fine place at which to enjoy a delectable meal whilst savouring the remarkable views available.


Tha Maharaj Mall

The appealing Tha Maharaj Mall has the distinction of being one of just a few shopping malls situated in the historically significant Old City of Bangkok. Tha Maharaj is located in proximity to several well-known cultural attractions in Bangkok such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Although Tha Maharaj does not boast huge amounts of merchandise you will find a number of interesting shops including a couple of dealers in amulets. This mall also features a splendid location by the riverside; you will find a host of restaurants, cafes and bars which offer excellent views over the river.



This remarkable shopping attraction combines two of the well-known features of Bangkok; namely a mall and a night bazaar. This intriguing shopping complex is housed in what was formerly an international port, and features more than 1,500 shops as well as 40 attractive restaurants within a vast complex resembling a replica of a huge warehouse. Asiatique is a great place to spend a leisurely evening, browsing through the engrossing merchandise and perhaps picking up a gift or a treat for yourself. When it comes to replenishing your energies you will find a wide selection of dining options to choose from. A choice of accommodation that you could consider from where this shopping attraction could be conveniently visited would be the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort which is a well-located Bangkok spa resort.


Yodpiman River Walk

This appealing shopping attraction can be described as a lifestyle themed mall which is based on a historical theme drawing inspiration from the distinctive architecture of the important era in Thai history known as the Ayutthaya period. In keeping with this theme, you will see that this shopping highlight features ornate fixtures that match the design traditions of this historical period. You will see that Yodpiman River Walk perfectly matches the ambience of the Old City of Bangkok. Visitors will find that this riverside feature will be a delightful place to spend a relaxed afternoon, as you will have the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant promenade, refreshing breezes, a host of restaurants and other attractions here.


OP Place

The engrossing OP Place, or Oriental Plaza, is always an interesting establishment to visit. This plaza will be a delight for art, souvenir and antique lovers, as you will find an array of fascinating merchandise here. In fact, this shopping complex resembles a museum or art gallery more than a conventional department store, featuring as many as 50 individual boutiques displaying a myriad of outstanding artworks and antiques. In addition to shops featuring fine arts you will also find a number of jewellery and tailoring establishments at OP Plaza. This plaza has secured a reputation for the quality and luxury of its merchandise.