Shopping in Bangkok – The 5 Best Places to Shop at

Bangkok is not just a big cultural destination, a foodie’s paradise, but also a shopping haven. There are many places you can visit to get souvenirs, high-end luxury products, or just everyday goods.

So, where to go shopping in Bangkok, Thailand?

Let’s find out in our list of the best 5 markets for shopping in Bangkok.

Buy Stuff for a Luxurious Price at Siam Paragon

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Probably the most famous mall in Bangkok, Thailand is Siam Paragon. It is a massive building that is full of everything luxurious. If it does not look fancy, the price tag is still expensive. There are 9 floors in this one mall so you can assume there are many stalls. It is very unlikely that you will be able to cover them all. So do you best to get a for a while inside the shops.

How to Get There?

Siam Paragon is easily accessible as it is right next to the SkyTrain Station “Siam”. Its front door is a few seconds away from the station.

Get Your Local Goods at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Market is about 30-acres divided into 27 sections, and home to more than 8,000 market stalls. Anything that can be bought and sold is found there, from simple accessories to antiquities, to pythons. It is preferred to visit during the morning as there is no one section for particular goods, rather you will find them sold in multiple sections. Also, bring extra cash as few shops accept credit cards.

How to Get There?

You will have to use the SkyTrain to Mo Chit Station or the Metro to Chatuchak Station. Both are a walking distance from the market.

Get Fancy at Ma Boon Khrong Center (MBK)

This shopping mall is 8 floors high, with around 2000 shops. Not as fancy as Siam Paragon in building design style, MBK still offers everything Siam offers with a less expensive price. The center is easier to reach by BTS, as there’s a straight walkway to and from National Stadium Station. Visit the official MBK website to know more about the center, or click here to read more about it.

How to Get There?

The SkyTrain will take you to either Siam Station or National Stadium Station. After that, you walk for a few minutes to get to the mall.

Try the Old School and Fresh Goods at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Visiting a floating market is on every tourist’s to-do list. Therefore, most of them will end up at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, although they can visit other floating markets. The Damnoen is located about an hour outside of Bangkok, so booking a tour maybe the best way to reach it. You get to discover and live an old-fashioned style of buying and selling, very different from the usual shopping malls. If you are lucky to avoid the tourist shops, you’ll be exposed to a great deal of fresh goods for sale on boats.

How to Get There?

Book a tour to the floating market so you can secure your pickup and drop off means of transportation. Going there by yourself may get you lost.

Late Night Shopping at Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok

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The newest addition to Bangkok’s night markets scene is the huge Asiatique market. It is a vast space that covers at least 1500 boutiques and 40 restaurants. There is no way you can say it is not as impressive as it was intended to be. The original designs were put as a nostalgia to the 1900s, but the modern look has taken its toll on it. Today, when you are done shopping, you can enjoy a live performance show on its wide streets.

How to Get There?

You can take a taxi to Asiatique market. However, due to the massive traffic in Thailand, you may literally never get there. Therefore, take the BTS to Saphan Taksin Station and get on a boat for 10 minutes. The market is right there in front you.

Check Out More of Bangkok

There is more to Bangkok than just shopping. Check out our article that is a full Bangkok Travel Guide, and also be sure to see where to have the best street food in Bangkok here