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Top 5 Shopping Experiences in Bangkok - a shopper’s delight

Bangkok has acquired a reputation as a noteworthy shopping paradise, offering a multitude of interesting shopping experiences, including open air markets, shopping malls, boutiques and more.

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Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market

The sprawling Chatuchak Weekend Market is an immense informal marketplace that extends over an area of no less than 35 acres. Featuring over 8,000 different stalls this market as one might expect contains a bewildering array of merchandise, including apparel, footwear, souvenirs, ceramics, handicrafts, furniture, artworks, antiques, books and many others. You will also find items that are rarely found elsewhere, such as classic vinyl records and unusual pets. Exploring this vast marketplace is a captivating experience as there is so much to see and sift through. Haggling is the norm here in order to secure the best prices; if you are not happy with the price of an item it is mandatory to bargain for a better price.

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Bangkok shopping malls

Bangkok shopping malls

Naturally no shopping tour of Bangkok would be complete without visiting the Thai capital's lavish shopping malls. For the shopper who desires the largest mall with the most fashionable merchandise the place to go is CentralWorld. For classy upscale shopping the venue of choice is The Emporium. Meanwhile if your first choice is glamour make a beeline for the Siam Paragon, the shopping location for the beautiful and well-heeled. On the other hand if you desire outstanding bargains the place to go is MBK mall. With so many choices at hand the mall lover will be spoilt for choice in Bangkok.

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Siam Square

Siam Square

Siam Square is a significantly upscale and classy area where you will find many attractive boutiques and shops. It has been compared to New York's Fifth Avenue and London's Bond Street, yet it retains a casual laidback ambience that makes it a pleasure to explore. Siam Square resembles an al fresco shopping compound with a discernible air of good taste and creativity. Here you will find smart well-tailored business suits alongside bold T-shirts and other merchandise that will appeal to the young and fashionable. In order to enjoy Bangkok's best shopping experiences it is important to base yourself at a convenient serviced accommodation Bangkok such as the Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok. This quality rest offers outstanding accommodations and hospitality meeting the expectations of its clients.

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Asiatique the Riverfront

Asiatique the Riverfront

This innovative and appealing shopping complex combines the concepts of a mall and a night bazaar. In this captivating shopping compound you will find more than 1,500 attractive boutiques as well as an array of restaurants that will assure an outstanding shopping experience. At Asiatique you will find many alluring items on sale, and it is an ideal place to pick up a quality gift or perhaps a treat for yourself. This complex is also renowned for its entertainment options; nightly shows are staged, featuring cabaret performances as well as Thai puppet shows. For an evening's shopping and entertainment there is no better choice.

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Night markets

Night markets

Unlike in some other cities Bangkok's shopping opportunities extend well into the night hours, most notably in the city's alluring night markets. Here you will be able to choose from a mesmerizing selection of merchandise after dark, an experience that is sure to enthral the visitor. The best known of these night markets is Patpong Night Market, a venue that is sure to captivate the avid shopper. Here you will find a host of enticing merchandise but you must keep in mind to select carefully and bargain resolutely. Other interesting night markets include the Khaosan, Khlong Lod, Ratchada, Saphan Phut and Khlong Thom night markets.