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10 Great Places to Go Shopping in Bangkok - Top 10 Shopping Hotspots to Explore in Bangkok

Ranked among Asia's best shopping destinations, Bangkok offers visitors a wealth of retail experiences. From iconic malls and department stores to bustling local markets, here are 10 shopping venues to visit during your trip to the Thai capital.


Central World

Having opened its doors to the public in 1990, CentralWorld is the 11th largest shopping centre on the planet. Spread out across 8 floors, this mega mall in the Siam area is where some of the most luxury brands have set up their signature stores. Located opposite CentralWorld Square, this shopping hub is also home to the Central Food Hall, arguably the best food court in all of Bangkok.



As the latest mall to open its doors in the Thai capital, ICONSIAM has been described as the "Mother of all malls" and occupies an enviable location on the shores of the Chao Phraya River. Easily accessible to those based at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel and other rests, the venue is also located close to some of the best Bangkok restaurants.


MBK – Siam Area

Regarded as a mid-range mall that's perfect for bargain hunters, MBK is also one of the oldest shopping centres in the city. Established in the mid-1980s, this massive shopping complex is the favourite hangout for teens and families on the weekends. Known for its affordable souvenir options, the mall specialises in Asian and Thai brands.


Pantip Plaza

Techies and geeks touring the city of Bangkok must make a pit stop at this wonderland for electronics and tech gadgets. Pantip Plaza is renowned as the best location to buy laptops, mobile phones, stereo systems and all manner of electronic appliances due to its competitive prices.


Asiatique – The Riverside

As the first mall to prop up on the Bangkok riverside, Asiatique remains a popular market for those who are in search of a shopping venue that also packs in plenty of entertainment options. The best time to shop at Asiatique is after sundown as the restaurants, pubs, and cafes located in former storage warehouses also come alive after dark.


Chatuchak Weekend Market

When it comes to weekend markets, this is not only one of the largest in Thailand but the world as a whole. Occupying an area that's beyond a kilometre, there are 15,000 kiosks selling everything under the sun at this vibrant local thoroughfare.


Terminal 21

Conveniently situated adjacent to the Asok BTS Station, Terminal 1 is another posh shopping complex ideal for teens and shoppers with a penchant for big international brands including Nike, Levi's, Adidas and Esprit.


Central Chidlom

Sprawled across seven floors, this brand haven is where one finds signature stores dedicated to globally renowned labels the likes of Louis Vuitton, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, and Dior.


The Night Markets

Some of the most colourful night markets to tour on a trip to Bangkok include the Rod Fai Market and Khao San Road's budget-friendly night market, which is more suitable for backpackers.


The Floating Markets

As a unique shopping encounter that all visitors must experience in Bangkok, the floating markets in the city include the Damnoen Saduak Market and countless other water-based thoroughfares.