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Top 5 Places to Go Shopping in Bangkok – Find your way in a shopaholic's paradise!

Famed as a city for shoppers, Bangkok is home to an array of shopping malls, stocked with world-famous International and Asian branded clothing, shoes and other products as well as open markets selling similar goods at very attractive prices. Let us get an insight into the best shopping places.


Siam Paragon or Bangkok's Pride

Well stocked with exclusive brand names such as Louis Vitton, Jimmy Choo, Rolex, Prada and the likes this is an elite shopping mall consisting of over 250 outlets with Internationally renowned brands. Added to the high-end shopping, a 16 screen Cineplex and South East Asia's Largest Aquarium located within the complex also keep attracting visitors from Bangkok City Hotels to this mall to enjoy movies or the aquarium whilst the family members may shop to their heart's content or even window shop.


Asiatique at the Riverfront

A massive open-air mall occupying former docks of East Asiatic Company facing Chao Phraya river. You can have an eventful time coupled with enjoyable shopping. With over 1500 boutiques and nearly 50 restaurants catering to the shoppers and family members, it can be a maze. Get yourself a map to know your way as the mall is divided into ten giant warehouses each having its shops and restaurants with clothing, spices, flowers, homeware and many more. Both young and old visitors from hotels such as Avani Atrium Bangkok enjoy a ride on the Ferris wheel and admire the awesome view from this riverfront mall, especially at dusk.


Experience shopping from the traditional Long Tail Boats

A truly Thai experience of shopping from a longtail boat is a must to complete your shopping trip in Bangkok. Visit Damnoen Saduak floating market to shop from the sellers on their quaint wooden boats, laden with homegrown fruits, vegetables and enticing local goodies such as coconut ice cream, sticky mango rice, even pork skewers. You can also try souvenirs and clothing items made by them. A fascinating endeavour of shopping on water and a great way to support the locals.


The MBK experience

Try Mahboonkrong Centre famously known as MBK shopping centre housing over 2000 shops, a destination of choice for many shoppers whether it is clothing, accessories, electronics and any more. A convenient all in one indoor shopping arena as it has such an extensive array of goods to keep the ardent shoppers busy. The topmost floor, the seventh has a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley etc for entertainment, whilst the fifth and sixth floors provide food court facilities for the hungry shoppers serving international and Thai cuisine.


Pratunam wholesale market

Don't let the 'wholesale market' label put you off as even one or two items of clothing or shoes can be bought from the retail stalls at this huge outdoor wholesale market. No haggling is needed at this market as the prices of goods are already reasonably low. Take your pick of clothing, shoes, handbags, T-shirts, swimwear and many more at hugely reduced prices compared to shopping at many big malls.