Bangkok is one of the leading shopping meccas in the world. Suppose you’re looking for something smaller and more tailored. In that case, you can check out cutting-edge Thai designs by women’s fashion designer Senada Theory or purchase your bespoke, handcrafted suit at Button Boutique. Up The swankiest designer brands are available in glitzy luxury malls dotted across the city, led by the “mother of all malls,” Icon Siam, along with the glamorous EmQuartier, Siam Paragon, and the aesthetically pleasing Terminal 21. At some places like Here, you can eat ice cream, go to an aquarium, sit in a Starbucks, or even see a sumo wrestling demonstration. Shops to choose from, not to mention they host non-stop music events, festivals and a variety of rotating exhibitions, making them places to spend whole days.
For those looking for something a little more unique, try the Bangkok-specific open-air markets. Phraya River. The Chatuchak Weekend Market is legendary, hot, and chaotic, but it’s an excellent spot for haggling and people-watching. The Talad RotFai Hipster Retro Market is the city’s largest antique market and has retro-themed cocktail bars and lots of stuff is a real, local affair.
Even the good Khao San Road is fun for shopping, with hundreds of little shops and stalls catering to tourists. Here you can get everything from souvenirs to take home to tattoos and braids to make yourself unrecognizable upon your return.
There are top 3 best shopping places are the following;
ASIATIQUE THE RIVERFRONT
Asiatique is located on the Chao Phraya River and should be on every traveler’s bucket list. It’s a place to eat, shop and sightsee all in one. With 50,000 square meters and 1,500 shops, with a parking lot for more than 2,000 cars, all spacious in Asiatique. The market is housed in ten massive warehouses, each with shops, restaurants and bars. Warehouses are divided into districts such as Waterfront, Factory and Town Square, all of which are easy to navigate with large illuminated maps conveniently placed in front of each warehouse.
The theme throughout the market is retro and industrial, with many vast sculptures of nuts, bolts and gears hanging above and below. Narrow corridors meander through each warehouse, lined with vintage trams, rickshaw statues, and fountains, surrounded by park benches that provide a different backdrop to boutiques and restaurants. Aesthetics aside, at Asiatique, you’ll find not only great bars, restaurants and boutiques but also Bangkok’s most giant Ferris wheel, a cabaret show and a Muay Thai boxing show among the various forms of entertainment. You could spend hours with all the attractions and shops, so make the most of the night.
Icon Siam – Riverside Area
The newest and the “mother of all malls” in Bangkok is the massive Icon Siam, which opened in November 2018. The mall is beautifully situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, which flows through the city. Icon Siam Mall is a fun place to shop and enjoy a wide range of delicious Thai food from all over Thailand. We love Icon Siam for its ground floor, designed as a Thai food market where you can enjoy a wide range of delicious Thai food. Even a canal runs through the market, making it look like a floating market.
Here you can also see great shows, such as Thai dance performances and Thai boxing shows (free). Icon Siam has a sizeable open-air roof garden with a fantastic panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River and the Bangkok skyline. Take advantage of the spectacular water and multimedia to show at the giant water fountain in front of the mall.
Central World opened in 2006 and is the 11th largest mall in the world at eight stories. Central World is the best mall in Bangkok and one of my favorites for its great mix of many brands. Find Everything Here Thailand’s second Apple Store recently opened. However, my highlight is the top floor’s fantastic supermarket/grocery store Central Food Hall.
Here you can enjoy all kinds of Thai and international food, drinks, snacks and Thai souvenirs. It’s the best grocery store in Bangkok if you ask me. In front of Central World, you will find a large open-air square: CentralWorld Plaza. This area is often used for events, making it a simple and fun addition to the mall. The whole place is one big party/beer area with lots of tables and beer stamps for Christmas. There are often markets here too.