Where to shop in Bangkok, Thailand?

Aside from historical places, food, attractions, one of the many activities you can do in Bangkok is SHOPPING! For me, Bangkok is one of the best places to shop. The clothing has good quality, the style is on trend and the most important thing, the price is cheap. 

Here are some personal recommendations on where to shop:

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1. Platinum Mall

-Platinum Mall is a 6-story complex with fashion clothes (for female, male, kids basically for everyone) and accessories and there’s also a huge food court where you can eat and rest after shopping. Platinum is good for retail and wholesale.

Address: 222 Phetchaburi Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: Mon-Tues; Thurs-Fri – 9:00am to 8:00pm
                             Wed; Sat-Sun – 8:00am to 8:00pm

How to go there: The easiest way to go to Platinum is to take a taxi/grab. You can also ride a BTS (train) but you need to walk because there’s no direct line to Platinum Mall. There’s also BUS but it depends on your location.

2. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Is also known as JJ Market, it’s the biggest market in Thailand with more than 15,000 stalls (as per 2019). You can buy a variety of things in this market, from clothes, accessories, ceramics, furniture, antiques and collectibles, home decor, and a lot more. It’s an outdoor market so you need to prepare yourself as it tends to be very hot but worry not, they sell refreshments and fruit juices. If you get tired and hungry, there are a lot of food stalls where you can rest and eat.

Address: สวนจตุจักร Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Opening Hours: Friday – 6:00am -6:00pm (wholesale day)
                             Saturday to Sunday – 6:00am -6:00pm (main market)

How to go there: BTS (sky train)- get off at Mo chit station and exit the station to exit #1
You can also take a taxi/grab.


3. Icon Siam

Icon Siam or ICONSIAM is one of the largest shopping malls in Asia, and was open last November 9, 2018. It is located on the banks of Chao Praya river with 525,000 m2 (5,650,000 sq ft) of total retail floor space. Aside from shopping, on the ground floor there’s SookSiam where you can experience Thai culture with food from 77 provinces and Thai boxing and Thai Dance shows.

Address: 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm

How to go there: Take the BTS (Skytrain) to Saphan Taksin Station and take the free Icon Siam ferry that takes you right to the mall. You can also go there by taxi or Grab.

4. Bangkok Night Markets

Thailand is also very famous for their night markets and there are plenty of night markets across Bangkok. Visiting Night markets is a must experience, not only because of shopping but also the food and the overall vibes. Here are some of the famous night markets in Bangkok:

Asiatique (Chao Praya river)
Location: 2194 Charoenkrung Road, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Opening Hours : Monday to Sunday (everyday) 4:00 pm to 12:00am

Train Night Market Ratchada
Adress: QH89+JCF, ถนนรัชดาภิเษก, แขวง ดินแดง, Din Daeng, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 5:30pm to 1:00am

Box Space Ratchayothin Night Market
Address: 15, 15/1 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday – 6:00am to 12:00am
                              Saturday to Sunday 10:00am to 12:00am

Srinagarindra Train Night Market
Address: 1 4 Srinagarindra Rd, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday 5:00pm to 1:00am
                              (Monday to Wednesday – closed)


Hi Pinay!

I usually spend most of my time in Bangkok shopping, and I totally enjoy it every time. If you have personal recommendations on where to shop please comment down below.

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