Lonely Planet review for MBK Center
This unbelievably immense shopping mall is quickly becoming one of Bangkok’s top attractions. Swedish and other languages can be heard as much as Thai, and on any given weekend half of Bangkok can be found here combing through an inexhaustible range of small stalls and shops. You can buy everything you need here: mobile phones, accessories, shoes, name brands, wallets, handbags and T-shirts. The mall’s 6th-floor food court is one of the city’s most expansive.
And although you’re not going to find many bargains, MBK is also one of the more convenient one-stop shopping destinations for photo equipment. Foto File, on the ground floor, has a good selection of used gear; the shop’s sister venture, Photo Thailand, stocks all manner of new gear on the 3rd floor. There’s well-stocked Sunny Camera, also on the 3rd floor, and Big Camera, on the 5th.